Long-lasting Metal Forming for Ship Builders and the Maritime Industry

An Innovative Approach to Hydroforming for the Boating and Maritime Industries

Ship builders and boat makers rejoice: FluidForming has the expertise and capabilities to form high-quality, durable, and corrosion-resistant parts for the maritime industry. We’ll work with you to understand your needs and will efficiently form parts that meet your precise requirements.

Precision metal forming for the maritime industry

Our revolutionary approach to traditional hydroforming — we think of it as a reinvention — allows for rapid prototyping, fast production times, and can even lower your overall production costs.

The FormBalancer: the Best Metal Forming Machine for the Maritime Industry

Satellite formed using hydroforming process - FluidForming Americas, LLCFluidForming’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 devices, high-performing maritime parts can be metal formed with ease.

Parts, such as satellite dishes, can be produced with 99.999% accuracy and repeatability.

Benefits of FluidForming Within the Maritime Industry

FluidForming’s innovative approach to metal forming offers a number of potential benefits for the maritime industry.

Lightweight and Durable Maritime Components

Parts produced using the FluidForming technology are lightweight and durable which can have a positive impact on fuel consumption and ship performance.

Rapid Prototyping and Production Times

FluidForming technology is ideal for rapid prototyping and low- to medium volume production. We also have the capabilities to mass produce. With our technology, engineers and manufacturers have the ability to innovate freely. Because our system seamlessly facilitates the transition from CAD to 3D-printed tooling, we’re able to move from design to production in a matter of days.

Smooth, Blemish-Free Parts

Not only is the FormBalancer the only machine on the market that can form both sheet and tubular shapes, but the FormBalancer’s bladder-free technology virtually eliminates friction. As a result, alternative energy components that are formed with FluidForming technology are incredibly smooth and free from imperfections.

Advantages of Fluid Forming

Maritime Industry Hydroforming with Specialty Metals

We form quality products that perform well in harsh marine environments. Thanks to prolonged exposure to the sun, wind, saltwater, and heat, maritime equipment is especially prone to rust and corrosion. The FluidForming process is highly compatible with rust- and corrosion-resistant metals and alloys such as titanium, aluminum, copper, and stainless steel.

Some parts that are commonly formed for the maritime industry include:

  • Propellers 
  • Impellers
  • Bulkheads
  • Anchors
  • Rudders 
  • Fuel tanks
  • Holding tanks
  • Exhaust systems
  • Rudder shafts
  • Mounting brackets
  • Docks
  • Piping systems
  • Fuel tanks
  • Tillers
  • Manifolds
  • Structural components
  • Valves
  • Cabin enclosures

FluidForming technology is ideal for rapid prototyping and low- to medium volume production with the ability to mass produce. With our technology, you’ll enjoy the ability to innovate freely as well a shorter time-to-market duration. Because our system enables the transition from CAD to 3D-printed tooling, we’re able to move from design to production in days rather than weeks or even months.

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