Oct 5, 2021

FluidForming is a Key Component of Sustainable HVAC Design

HVAC Sustainability: How Does FluidForming Enable Sustainable HVAC Design?

We're promoting sustainable HVAC design and sustainability in the HVAC industry by helping leading equipment manufacturers build innovative, long-lasting, high-performing units. Plus, our metal forming process, which relies on recycled water as the forming force, is inherently green. As a reinvention of hydroforming, our technology enables innovation — and cost savings.Architects, building engineers, and sustainability teams around the country are embracing sustainable design as a way to achieve environmental goals and reduce carbon emissions. High-performance HVAC systems are an integral part of the environmental equation.

Sustainable Sheet Metal Hydroforming for Heating and Cooling Manufacturers

How does FluidForming make sheet metal forming more sustainable for HVAC manufacturers? The HVAC industry and HVAC manufacturers rely on durable, efficient, and high-performing components. Our revolutionary approach to sheet hydroforming is the perfect fit for sustainable sheet metal forming and tube forming because it allows for the very highest levels of accuracy, reliability, and durability. FluidForming FormBalancers are force-contained presses that permit extremely high forming pressures of up to 4,000 bar/60,000 psi. With up to 4x the pressure used by traditional hydroforming machines, highly durable heating and cooling equipment and complex HVAC components can be formed with ease.

Some parts that are commonly formed for the heating and cooling industry include:

  • Tanks
  • Pans
  • Fan blades
  • Compressor covers
  • Dampers
  • Diffusers
  • Fuel cells
  • Connectors
  • Elbows
  • Valves
  • High-efficiency and microchannel heat exchangers
  • Brackets
  • Covers

What makes FluidForming a Part of Sustainable HVAC Design?

To meet the demand for more efficient, cost-effective heating and cooling systems, leading HVAC designers and manufacturers are actively developing products with higher energy efficiency ratings.

FluidForming Americas works with its HVAC customers throughout the entire product development process to help designers and product development teams identify which part geometries are most efficient and which metals work best. Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA), our mechanical engineers help product designers determine which material and what metal thickness is best suited to the product.

To learn more about FluidForming or about purchasing a FormBalancer metal forming press for your facility, contact FluidForming Americas at (800) 497-3545 or email us at info@ffamericas.com. We form parts, too! We're also happy to discuss feasibility and part production options with you.

FluidForming Americas, Inc. is a member of the Precision Metal Forming Association and is AS9100 Rev D, ISO 9001:2015 certified.