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Apr 7, 2022

Metal Forming For The Sustainable Furniture Industry

Metal Forming Environmentally Sustainable Indoor & Outdoor Furniture

We’re supporting sustainable interior and landscape design and the sustainable furniture industry by helping leading furniture manufacturers produce highly functional, comfortable, greener products for the home and yard.

How is FluidForming an environmentally friendly and sustainable metal forming and hydroforming process? Unlike conventional hydroforming, FluidForming relies on recycled water as the forming force! Using finite element analysis, our engineering team also helps companies optimize project design to minimize material use, reduce part weight, and improve strength furniture performance. Because our metal forming technology and process enables sustainable innovation in the furniture industry and promotes cost savings, making the switch to FluidForming is easy.

Not sure if the world is ready for your revolutionary industrial designs? No problem! We know you have the next Aeron on your hands, but just in case you don’t, our process is perfect for rapid prototyping and low- to medium-volume production runs

Industrial designers, interior designers, product developers, and sustainability experts around the country are embracing sustainable furniture design as a way to achieve environmental goals and reduce carbon emissions.

Sustainable Sheet Metal Hydroforming For Furniture Manufacturing

Furniture manufacturers rely on durable, efficient, and high-performing components. Our fresh take on sustainable sheet metal forming and tube forming is perfect for the industry. FluidForming allows for the very highest levels of accuracy, reliability, and durability. We’re talking 99.996% accuracy and repeatability, here!

FluidForming’s FormBalancer metal forming machines 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 and attractive furniture can be formed with ease.

Commonly formed sheet metal and tubular parts for the furniture industry include:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Seats
  • Seatbacks
  • Levers
  • Handles
  • Decorative parts

What Makes FluidForming A Part Of Environmentally-Friendly Furniture Design?

To meet the demand for stunning, cost-effective furniture, leading designers and manufacturers are actively developing products that appeal to modern sensibilities and check the sustainable box.

FluidForming Americas works with its 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 for your furniture pieces.

To learn more about FluidForming’s sustainable process or about purchasing a FormBalancer sheet metal forming press / tube forming machine for your facility, contact FluidForming Americas at (800) 497-3545 or email us at Not quite ready to invest in a press of your own? We can form furniture for you, 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.