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Nov 7, 2023

Sustainable Manufacturing Facts: Everything You Need to Know About Sustainable Sheet Metal Hydroforming

FluidForming is an environmentally-friendly and sustainable sheet metal hydroforming process that helps industries improve sustainability.

Sustainable Manufacturing Fact #1: We help automotive manufacturers get rolling and the aerospace industry to take flight.

FluidForming Americas has worked with top names in the aerospace industry, optimizing aircraft components and making them lighter and more durable. From props to turbine to heat exchanges, we help the “impossible” take flight.

We have also collaborated with automotive manufacturers to manufacture lightweight, efficient intake manifolds, valves, and battery enclosures.  

Sustainable Manufacturing Fact #2: We make renewable energy and efficient homegoods even more sustainable.

Sustainable manufacturing has enabled solar panel manufacturers to integrate microchannel heat exchangers into state-of-the-art solar arrays. FluidForming is also the go-to sheet metal hydroforming process for leading appliance manufacturers when they want to make sure their products look great and perform well.

Sustainable Manufacturing Fact #3: FluidForming makes food taste better.

Okay, subjective. However, FluidForming is capable of metal forming food-safe valves. Why is that so important, you ask? Well, because flawless valves are easier-to-clean and therefore perfect for the food processing and brewing industry.

Sustainable Manufacturing Fact #3: FluidForming is the most environmentally friendly sheet metal hydroforming process available.

FluidForming’s cold forming process uses far less energy than than energy-intensive, emission-producing die casting or forging. We’ll go so far as to say it’s the greenest, most eco-friendly metal forming process available to manufacturers.

“Molten metal processing is inherently energy intensive and roughly 25% of the cost of die-cast products can be traced to some form of energy consumption [1]. The obvious major energy requirements are for melting and holding molten alloy in preparation for casting” (U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information).  

Sustainable Manufacturing Fact #4: Finite Element Analysis Minimizes Part Waste

FluidForming hydroforming produces components with unbeatable part accuracy and repeatability. Because the FluidForming sheet metal forming process minimizes stretching and tearing, thinner metals and lighter metal alloys can be utilized. Plus, we use Finite Element Analysis to make sure your parts perform precisely as they should.

Take efficiency and a commitment to the environment to a new level with FluidForming

High energy costs, climate change, environmental impact, sustainability goals, and supply chain shortages are just a few reasons why manufacturers are turning to environmentally friendly, sustainable metal forming processes like FluidForming.

13 Ways FluidForming Can Shrink Your Carbon Footprint

FluidForming, as a sheet metal and tube forming process, has the 3 Rs of sustainability —  reduce, reuse, and recycle — covered. And then some.

  • FormBalancers are energy efficient.
  • Recycled water is the forming force.
  • Cold-forming metal forming process.
  • Rejected waste heat can be recovered and recycled.
  • Emission-free metal forming process.
  • Reduce raw material waste.
  • Eliminate non-conforming part waste.
  • Blemish-free parts eliminate the need for downstream fixturing.
  • Replace environmentally harmful foundry cast or plastic parts with metal.
  • Far less material waste than methods like metal spinning or machining.
  • Increased component lifespan and lifecycle.
  • Compatible with recycled sheet metal.

Expect more from your sheet metal forming. Contact FluidForming Americas today 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.