FluidForming Americas Answers Your Questions

How accurate is FluidForming?

Extremely accurate. Clients have reported a 99.996% first pass yield.
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What types of metals can you form?

Because of our high forming pressures, the FluidForming technology is perfect for titanium, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and other modern high-tech alloys. In fact, many of our clients have discovered that components that they once produced in inferior plastics can now be formed from metal.
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Can you form pre-patterned, pre-painted, pre-finished materials?

Yes, because water is the only substance that comes into contact with just one side of the sheet metal (the other side faces the die), it’s a very low friction, controlled process. FluidForming’s bladder-free technology allows for the use of painted, patterned, and prefinished metals.
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Can you make more than one part at a time?

Yes, because of tool nesting capabilities, our FormBalancer machines can produce multiple pieces simultaneously.
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Why is FluidForming more accurate than traditional hydroforming or metal stamping?

Our forming pressures (400 mPA/60,000 psi) are up to 4x as high as legacy hydroforming, allowing for highly detailed and evenly distributed components. Because of our bladder-free technology, friction is virtually eliminated.
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Is FluidForming a good option for rapid prototyping?

Yes. Because we can utilize 3D printed or composite tools, ideation to production can happen in a matter of days. As the prototype tool is the production tool, production runs can commence immediately upon customer approval.
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Why is FluidForming more cost-effective than legacy metal stamping or traditional hydroforming?

There are many reasons FluidForming is so cost-effective. Our tooling costs are 20–75% lower than legacy technologies, post-labor costs are minimal, maintenance costs are significantly lower, and our accelerated time-to-market production schedule saves costs.
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What types of parts or components do you most frequently form?

We have formed hybrid battery cooling jackets for Mercedes-Benz, medical equipment, heat exchangers, aerospace flanges, electronics covers, precision satellite dishes, wall tiles, sinks, valves, and more!
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Why was the FluidForming process created?

FluidForming was invented to fill the market gap for a higher quality, more accurate, faster, intrinsically repeatable, and affordable metal forming process. Our process is perfect for prototyping through mid-range production runs. We created a system that offers enhanced design flexibility, vastly reduces capital costs, reduces time to market, and offers easy product branding.
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How is FluidForming different from Hydroforming?

We differ from traditional hydroforming in several significant ways. Most notably, our bladder-free technology employs pressures of 400 mPA/60,000 psi and we use water as our forming fluid to achieve unmatched detail and repeatability. Legacy hydroforming systems are costly to maintain, lack the detail and quality we can achieve, and rely on environmentally harmful (and costly) hydraulic fluid to form components.

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