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Precision Metal Forming Solutions For the Aerospace & Aviation Industry

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Accurate & repeatable metal forming for aviation & aerospace.

Aviation and aerospace pioneers like Airbus, Bell Helicopter, and Lufthansa have all called on FluidForming to help them manufacture highly accurate and repeatable parts for their aircraft.

We work with leaders in the aviation and aviation industry to form lightweight and durable components for small aircraft, helicopters, jets, and more. From replacement parts to rapid prototyping, we help aviation experts solve tough metal forming challenges.

For companies that require highly complex and precision-formed parts, like those flying in the aviation and aerospace industries, FluidForming is a cost-effective and game-changing alternative to traditional hydroforming.

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The FormBalancer

The best metal forming machine for the aviation industry.

FluidForming’s universal sheet metal and tube forming machine, the FormBalancer, is a force-contained structure that permits extremely high forming pressures of up to 4,000 bar (60,000 psi).

With up to 4x the pressure used by traditional hydroforming presses, highly complex aeronautical parts can be FluidFormed with ease. In fact, in many instances, previously cost-prohibitive designs once molded in plastic can now be formed using strong, lightweight metals — the kind of metals and metal alloys that are ideal for aviation applications.

Each and every facet of the forming process, from blank design to material flow to clamping pressure and volume of water, is variable and controlled. This level of control means that parts formed with FluidForming technology are of the highest quality possible.

FluidForming: A better, faster, smarter approach to metal forming.

Benefits of FluidForming for the aviation & aerospace industry.

Single die produces precise, repeatable parts

Because only a single die is needed, costs are contained and wrinkle-free and complex geometrical shapes can be formed with minimal material thinning. FluidForming ensures that the sheet thickness is uniformly distributed and that each part formed demonstrates a high dimensional accuracy.

Additionally, multiple parts can be formed simultaneously, which minimizes costs and material waste. We produce precision aircraft parts on-time and on-budget.

Rapid aviation prototyping

Aviation research and development teams trust the FluidForming technology for their rapid prototyping needs. We enable innovation by smoothing the transition from CAD to 3D-printed tooling so that aerospace engineers can move from design to production in days rather than weeks or even months.

Hydroforming with specialty metals & materials

Again, thanks to our high forming pressures, the FluidForming technology and process is perfect for titanium, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, nickel alloy, and other modern high-tech alloys. Some parts that are commonly hydroformed formed for the aerospace industry include pressurized containers, chassis covers, heat shields, OEM parts, and safety equipment.

FluidForming Americas, Inc. is AS9100 Rev. D certified. We are committed to the formation of high-quality, reliable parts for the aerospace and aviation industries.

Learn more about our aviation & aerospace metal forming capabilities.