Jan 24, 2022

New Metal Forming Method For Sustainable Home Goods

Metal forming environmentally sustainable furniture and home goods

We’re supporting sustainable home design by helping leading home goods manufacturers produce gorgeous, greener products for the home.

How is FluidForming an environmentally friendly and sustainable metal forming process? Well, for one thing, it relies on recycled water as the forming force! Plus, our team helps companies optimize project design to minimize material use, reduce part weight, and improve product performance. Our metal forming technology and process enables sustainable innovation in the home goods industry — and promotes cost savings.

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

Sustainable sheet metal hydroforming

Home goods manufacturers and furniture designers 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. We’re talking 99.996% accuracy and repeatability.

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 home goods can be formed with ease.

Commonly formed parts for the home goods industry include:

  • Air conditioners
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Sinks
  • Chairs
  • Faucets
  • Appliances
  • Bowls
  • Fan blades
  • Light fixtures

What makes FluidForming a part of sustainable home goods design?

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

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. 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’s sustainable process 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. And yes, we form home goods, 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.