FluidForming Americas, a leading innovator of precision, sustainable hydroforming, will be showcasing the capabilities of the 4-in-1 sheet metal forming machine, the FormBalancer, at FABTECH in Chicago. The company will also be exhibiting a FluidFormed precision microchannel heat exchanger.
Visitors to Hall D, Booth D47054 will discover how FluidForming — a modern reinvention of hydroforming — can increase precision, accuracy, and repeatability within their metal forming process.
FormBalancers can accommodate exacting tolerances and utilize high forming pressures of 4,000 bar/60,000 psi — well over industry standards. The self-contained machine accommodates tight radii requirements of 0.2mm and forming depths of 0.8m to 3560mm. The machines also feature automatic roll feed capabilities with automatic die trimming.
FormBalancers have the following metal forming capabilities:
- Deep draw sheet metal forming
- Fluid cell sheet metal forming
- Optional bladder-based hydroforming
- Tube forming
FluidForming FormBalancers are compact machines equipped with intuitive, easy-to-operate controls. Maintenance costs are minimal and compatibility with 3D printed tooling slashes tooling costs and dramatically improves time-to-market. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) minimizes trial and error and maximizes efficiency so ideation to production can happen in days, rather than weeks or even months. Finally, nested tooling capabilities facilitate undercuts, logos, and sharp angles while reducing production time and further minimizing tooling costs.
“We’re excited to bring such an innovative product to FABTECH. FluidForming has the ability and capabilities to disrupt the manufacturing industry by bringing innovative solutions to the world of advanced manufacturing,” said Paul Benny, CEO of FluidForming Americas.
About FluidForming Americas
FluidForming Americas is redefining the hydroforming industry with its unparalleled commitment to precision, quality, and repeatability. FluidForming is a Six Sigma metal forming solution for rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing. Founded in Germany in 2000 and established in the United States 2014, FluidForming Americas services clients including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Miele, Sub-Zero, and other industry-leading manufacturers. The FluidForming process and technology have profound implications for American manufacturing, manufacturing technologies, advanced manufacturing, rapid prototyping, and product design. FluidForming Americas is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Nashville, in Hartsville, Tennessee.
Paul Benny, FluidForming Americas, CEO