Fluid Cell Presses
– Deep Draw Hydroforming Presses

Flexform™ Fluid Cell Presses for versatile, economical low-volume sheet metal forming

Since the commercial introduction of the first Quintus-designed deep-draw press in the mid-sixties, Quintus Technologies has grown to become the world’s leading producer of high-pressure deep draw Flexform presses for sheet metal hydroforming applications.

Today, the technology is a preferred method for economical low-volume part fabrication, particularly for the forming of tough alloys for jet engine components.

Quintus Technologies is also highly respected for its skill in the fabrication process analysis, the forming process optimization, innovative tool design, systematic project management, and on-site technical support.

Quintus offer a line of standard deep-draw press models with forming area/diameter ranging from 560 mm / 22 inch to 1100 mm / 43.3 inch. Pressure range from 800 bar / 11,600 psi to 1,200 bar / 17,400 psi. The cycle time is depending on the tool size and the pressure level required, but normally range from some 30 seconds to two minutes.

800–1,200 bar
(11,600–
17,400 psi)

Tray diameter 560-1100mm(22.0-43.3in)

Max draw depth
250 mm(9.8 in)

Cycle time30-120 sec

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Flexform applications for the Aerospace Industry

Quintus have supplied more than 150 Flexform systems to companies such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Embraer, British Aerospace, Aerospatial and China Aviation.

Flexform applications for the Automotive Industry

For decades, Avure has supplied Flexform solutions to major automotive manufacturers worldwide, including Ford, Daimler-Benz, Volvo, BMW, Rover, GAZ and Saab.

Flexform applications for General Manufacturing

The Flexform technology provides solutions for appliance and white goods manufacturers, and for a wide variety of low volume custom parts fabricators.

We can control the pressure more accurately on small parts in this press and eliminate even more touch labor. The press is easy to operate, user friendly, requires short time to train operators, and needs little maintenance.
Reference | Cessna Aircraft Company Four decades of high-pressure parts forming
For many parts, hand correction of incompletely-formed shapes has been completely eliminated. We have documented cost savings of 25 to 42 percent on sampled parts due to fewer required cycles and reduced manual rework.
Reference | Daher Daher cuts costs with high-pressure parts forming
The quality of the parts meets the same standards set by the original press, but setup time has been reduced remarkably: 2.5 minutes less per part. Overall labor time has been cut by 60 percent, from 9 minutes to 3.6 minutes.
Reference | Tusas Aerospace Industries High-pressure parts forming at TAI