FluidForming is hydroforming reinvented.
FluidForming is a modern, bladder-free reinvention of traditional hydroforming. FluidForming achieves a greater degree of detail, strength, and repeatability than any existing legacy hydroforming or metal forming method by utilizing water pressures up to 4,000 bar (60,000 psi).
Traditional, bladder-based sheet metal hydroforming is a popular metal forming process based on a mid-20th century patent for a process originally called hydramolding. Although minor improvements to hydroforming were introduced over the years, the FluidForming process and FormBalancer technology mark the most significant advancement in the metal forming and manufacturing in more than half a century.
What is metal forming & how FluidForming is different?
Metal forming is the general term for a variety of different manufacturing processes that deform metal into a desired shape or geometry.
Die stamping, also referred to as “pressing,” is one of the oldest forms of metal stamping. During this process, a flat piece of sheet metal is placed into a press where a tool and die surface pushes the metal into a desired shape.