Durable Metal Forming for the Military and Defense
FluidForming Americas is known for hydroforming parts and components for demanding industries. And perhaps nothing is more demanding or important as forming and helping to develop cutting-edge military equipment. We have formed parts for military applications that are precise and durable and capable of withstanding frequent use and heavy strain.
Because every aspect of FluidForming’s metal forming process, which includes blank design, material flow, clamping pressure, and volume of water are variable and controlled, parts formed with FluidForming technology are incredibly reliable and of the highest possible quality and strength. Our 99.99% accuracy and repeatability rates are unbeatable.
Our innovative approach to deep draw hydroforming means that we can work with our military and defense clients to design specialty parts. Some of the defense-related components we form include prototypes, helicopter parts, engine components, exhaust systems, armory elements, onboard ship shower enclosures, protective gear, safety enclosures, water tanks, and more.
Benefits of FluidForming for Military Applications and the Defense Industry
FluidForming’s innovative approach to hydroforming delivers significant benefits to the military and defense manufacturing industry.
Improved Field Life
Thanks to the extraordinarily high forming pressures FluidForming can produce parts and components from metal that were previously made from plastics. It stands to reason that military equipment and components made with high-quality, lightweight metals and alloys last longer than their plastic counterparts.
Lightweight and Durable Components
The FluidForming technology is brought to life by our FormBalancer series of hydroforming machines. Our universal sheet metal and tube forming machines produce durable, highly complex parts and tubular shapes made from lighter metals and alloys which can reduce the overall weight of heavy equipment without impacting its lifespan or field safety.
Thanks to our rapid prototyping capabilities, low tooling costs, and accelerated production schedules, overall production costs are also reduced. We further enable military innovation by smoothing the transition from CAD to 3D-printed tooling so that engineers can move from design to production in days rather than weeks or even months. This encourages military engineers to iterate and innovate, keeping troops and personnel safe and well-equipped.
High Degree of Accuracy
With a 99.996 first pass yield success rate, FluidForming guarantees quality, accuracy, and repeatability. Thanks to our high forming pressures, manufacturers experience no warping or springback, which virtually eliminates post forming fixturing and clamping. Our low tooling costs and our nested, modular die structure minimizes waste and maximizes efficiency.
Advantages of FluidForming
Defense Manufacturing and Military Hydroforming With Specialty Metals and Materials
Because the FormBalancer achieves pressures of up to 4x higher than legacy deep draw methods, the FluidForming technology and process is perfect for titanium, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, nickel alloy, and other modern high-tech alloys used in military applications.
FluidForming Americas, Inc. is a member of the Precision Metal Forming Association and is ISO-certified. We are committed to the formation of high-quality, reliable parts for defense manufacturers and military applications.