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Aug 1, 2023

ICYMI: Lean, Green and Sensible: FluidForming for the Renewable Energy Industry

Sustainable Metal Forming and Metal Fabrication for the Renewable Energy Industry

Talk about a marriage made in metal forming heaven: FluidForming metal forming + renewable energy industry = precision metal forming BLISS.

If you’ve been following FluidForming Americas, you already know that the FluidForming FormBalancer can produce parts and components with greater accuracy and flexibility than environmentally harmful legacy processes. FluidForming is a more environmentally-friendly process that avoids the need for petroleum-based hydraulic fluid, reduces power usage, and minimizes waste.

This makes FluidForming’s eco-friendly approach a natural fit with manufacturers in a range of industries. Our case studies demonstrate FluidForming’s innovative approaches in the public transit, appliance, and home goods sectors. And we’re a natural fit for companies working in the renewable energy sector, too. Here’s a round-up of useful links to demonstrate how FluidForming can make sure your manufacturing is as green as the sector it supports.

Ready for the Renewable Energy Industry’s Green Light

We know that renewable energy production relies on innovative ideas and next-generation materials, especially lightweight and high-tech alloys. The FormBalancer operates with up to four times the pressure of traditional hydroforming presses—up to 4,000 bar or 60,000 psi. This additional capacity means that you can work easily with modern high-tech materials like titanium, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, nickel alloy, and more.

Just as importantly, FluidForming’s 99.996% first pass yield success rate means that the FormBalancer produces products with unmatched accuracy and repeatability, meaning that they can meet the demanding specifications of renewable energy manufacturers. Our case studies—especially our hydroformed fuel cell project—highlight our accuracy in action.  

Sparking Innovation in the Renewable Energy Industry

Emerging fields like renewable energy depend on experimentation and innovation, and FluidForming’s rapid prototyping capabilities make sure good ideas become reality quickly. Because the FormBalancer can use composite and 3D printed tools, the journey from ideation to a finished prototype can take days instead of months.

And FluidForming supports innovation throughout the prototyping process. Before launching a new idea, our Project Feasibility Analysis can help determine whether a project is ready for prime time. Once you’ve decided to move forward, a detailed pre-production Finite Element Analysis (FEA) can make sure your prototypes are ready for the stresses of real-world use.

Keeping Metal Forming Cool

FluidForming’s cold-forming metal forming process that makes eco-friendly manufacturing for the renewable energy industry possible. It lowers energy consumption, reduces waste and maximizes the use of raw materials, and depends on recyclable tap water rather than resource-intensive hydraulic fluids as a hydroforming medium. Green to its core, FluidForming leads its sector by replacing resource-intensive legacy metal forming.

By reducing waste and maximizing efficiency, FluidForming can turn your margins green, too. Its sustainable, lean, and green manufacturing can reduce waste, incorporate recycling in workflow, and produce lighter, more accurate, less resource intensive parts.

With the FormBalancer, FluidForming Americas takes a greener approach to precision metalforming. To learn more about the FormBalancer’s capabilities and benefits, contact FluidForming Americas at (800) 497-3545 or email us at

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