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Mar 19, 2024

Top 5 Benefits of FluidForming Sheet Metal Hydroforming for Satellite Dishes

We’ve produced satellite dishes for several aerospace, communications, maritime manufacturers as well as recreational boat builders and they all rave about our attention to detail and our commitment to the final, perfect product.


Here’s what FluidForming sheet metal hydroforming has to off satellite manufacturers:

#1 -- Complex Satellite Dish Shapes? No Problem!

Complex Geometries: Traditional stamping methods may struggle to create intricate and complex shapes required for modern satellite dishes. FluidForming sheet metal hydroforming allows for the production of geometrically complex designs, optimizing the performance of the dish.

FluidForming sheet metal hydroforming satellite dishes

#2 -- Waste Not, Want Not.

Material Efficiency: FluidForming hydroforming minimizes material waste as it stretches the metal uniformly, reducing the need for excessive material thickness or wasteful tearing. This not only improves the efficiency of the manufacturing process but also contributes to cost savings.

#3 -- Satellite Strong.

Enhanced Structural Integrity: Hydroformed satellite dishes exhibit superior structural integrity due to the uniform distribution of metal during the forming process. This results in a more robust and durable end product that can withstand harsh environmental conditions.

#4 -- One Dish, Two Dish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

1-100,000 part production runs equal unparalleled batch production flexibility: FluidForming sheet metal hydroforming provides manufacturers with greater flexibility in producing satellite dishes in small to medium-sized batches. This helps companies adapt to market demands and technological advancements.

#5 -- Satellites Smooth As Silk.

Improved Surface Finish: FluidForming hydroforming offers a smoother, perfect surface finish compared to traditional metal forming methods. Since the forming force – water – only comes into contact with one side of the metal, we can form satellites from pre-finished or pre-painted metals. This not only enhances the aesthetics of the satellite dish but also improves its resistance to corrosion and other environmental factors.

Sheet metal hydroforming has emerged as a game-changer in the satellite dish manufacturing industry. The ability to create complex shapes, reduce material waste, and enhance structural integrity positions FluidForming hydroforming as a key technology for producing high-performance satellite dishes. As demand for advanced communication systems continues to grow, FluidForming is likely to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of satellite dish manufacturing.

The engineering team at FluidForming Americas is ready to help companies sustainably manufacture highly precise and repeatable satellite dishes. To learn more about FluidForming sheet metal hydroforming or how our collaborative approach to metal fabrication works, contact us at (800) 497-3545 or email us at

Get on our production schedule today!FluidForming Americas, Inc. is a member of the Precision Metal Forming Association and is AS9100 Rev D, ISO 9001:2015 certified. ITAR registered.