Advantages of FluidForming
Entire industries, independent manufacturing operations, and individual product engineers can appreciate the advantages that FluidForming offers. From the production of detailed components to the flexibility that our universal sheet metal and tube forming machine offers, our technology streamlines production and lowers costs.
FluidForming is a revolutionary process for executives, product engineers, manufacturing engineers, and marketing managers alike.
A Better, Faster, Cost-Effective Approach to Metal Forming
Because of our high forming pressures and bladder-free technology, surface quality is not compromised by the tool or bladder surfaces used in legacy forming systems. As water comes in contact with just one side of the metal surface, FluidForming is perfect for pre-finished materials. Trademarks, brands, and logos can all be easily incorporated into the design of each part.
Product designers can innovate freely and create highly integrated designs. Using its free-form design capabilities, FluidForming enables the manufacturing of parts with undercuts, organic shapes, or complex geometrical surfaces. Previously cost-prohibitive designs once molded in plastic can now be formed using strong, lightweight metals.
FluidForming’s revolutionary approach to metal forming enables companies to benefit from vastly reduced lead times and tooling costs. With FluidForming, 3D print tooling can be integrated, making it possible to move from CAD to production in days, rather than months! FluidForming is ideal for product development, prototyping, and low-volume fabrication.
Thanks to low tooling costs and 3D-printed tool compatibility, FluidForming is a highly iterative process, which allows for improvements to existing designs. Engineers also have the opportunity to integrate multiple parts to form organically shaped surfaces and can even potentially iterate within the same tool, producing multiple parts in the same tool set up.
With a 99.996 first pass yield success rate, FluidForming offers the quality, accuracy, and repeatability that manufacturers can rely on. Our high forming pressures mean you’ll experience no warping or springback, which minimizes post forming fixturing and clamping. Advanced Element Analysis allows for the evaluation of part design prior to tool build!