FluidForming Americas to Announce NEW FB40D FormBalancer Metal Forming Press and Tube Forming Capabilities at IMTS 2022
September 6, 2022
Hartsville, TN – FluidForming Americas, a leading innovator of precision hydroforming, will be discussing the capabilities of the 4-in-1 precision hydroforming machine, the FormBalancer, at IMTS 2022 on September 12-17 in Chicago. The company will also share the capabilities of the new, dual-sled FB40D.
Visitors to the company's in-booth press conference on Monday, September 12 at 2 p.m. will learn more about the first-of-its-kind dual-sled metal forming machine. They company's CEO Paul Benny and CTO Jurgen Pannock will also answer questions from members of the press and the metal forming community.
Visitors to Booth 236333 in the North Building, Level 3, will discover how the FluidForming hydroforming technology can increase precision, accuracy, and repeatability. While lowering overall costs for medium-production runs and improving time-to-market. This new metal forming process enable sustainable metal forming and prizes efficiency and precision.
FluidForming manufactures the FormBalancer line of sheet metal hydroforming machines known as FormBalancers. These versatile metal forming presses are the only metal forming machines on the market that can perform sheet metal forming and tube forming functions. With a simple adaptation, any FormBalancer can be converted from precision sheet metal forming to powerful, high-pressure tube forming.
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. Machines can be customized to fit specific manufacturing needs and plant specifications. Maintenance costs are minimal and compatibility with 3D printed tooling slashes tooling costs and dramatically improves time-to-market.
NEW FB40D Specifications:
2 sleds: 1,200 mm/47" x 1,200 mm/55"
Maximum draw depth: 500 mm/20"
Cycle time: 45-90 seconds
Production rate: 70-100% increase
Additional Services Offered by FluidForming Americas
FluidForming Americas also offers Finite Element Analysis (FEA), which minimizes trial and error and maximizes efficiency. This means that 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 technology and metal forming process to IMTS and we can't wait to tell people all about the new FB40D. 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. “FluidForming FormBalancer metal forming presses are compact, force contained machines that can help manufacturers achieve unprecedented levels of accuracy and repeatability.”
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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.
FluidForming Americas, Inc. is a member of the Precision Metal Forming Association and is AS9100 Rev D, ISO 9001:2015 certified.
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