For decades, Quintus Technologies has supplied Flexform solutions to major automotive manufacturers worldwide, including Ford, Daimler-Benz, Volvo, BMW, Rover, GAZ, and Saab.
As with the aerospace industry, Flexform is used widely by automotive manufacturers for fast, low-cost prototyping, validating tools and parts, and saving valuable time in the new model development process.
And although auto making typically involves high volumes, there are segments of the industry where Flexform is the preferred method for production parts. These include limited edition specialty cars, buses, trucks, commercial vehicles, and farm/construction equipment.
Formed components include fenders, doors, hoods, roof and floor panels, pillars, support beams, and similar items. Flexforming is considered economically viable for parts with production volumes up to some thousands of parts per year.