Appliance prototyping case study
Appliance prototyping is right in our wheelhouse. When we were approached by the world's leading kitchen appliance manufacturer to help with the development of a high-performing kitchen appliance. We couldn't say no.
We provided expert FEA analysis, part simulation, and prototyping to improve product design. Affordably and efficiently.
In our latest case study on appliance prototyping we cover our collaborative process, the FluidForming Americas process flow, and the flexibility that's possible with the FluidForming technology. We'll even cover costs associated with the project so you can see just how affordable prototyping can be.
Process & Solution: Appliance Prototyping
The development and iteration process at FluidForming Americas was highly integrated with the manufacturer's design team. We make it possible for manufacturers to bring better products to market. Faster and more cost-effectively. With our help, our client was able to identify design flaws, optimize design, and find the perfect material and material thickness for the appliance.
Step 1: Finite Element Analysis
Step 2: Feedback
Step 3: Tooling
Step 4: FluidForming Hydroforming
Step 5: Iteration
Throughout the entire process, the FFA engineering team quickly responded to the client's engineering, design, and testing needs on a tight timeline that included quick design iterations and FFA's responsive production team enabled expedited prototyping.
Appliance prototyping flexibility for today's manufacturers
We understand that American manufacturers need flexibility. And that's what we offer. FluidForming's FormBalancer universal sheet metal and tube forming presses — up to 2,000 mm x 1,300 mm with a draw depth of up to 650 mm — are available for purchase or lease. FluidForming Americas also manufactures precision components for clients at our facility in Hartsville, Tennessee. Our bladder-free presses are perfect for prototyping and low- to medium-volume production!
To learn more about the FluidForming technology and process and to find out if our reinvention of hydroforming is right for your next project, contact FluidForming Americas at (800) 497-3545 or email us at email@example.com.