Fluid Cell Presses
– Deep Draw Hydroforming Presses

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

Over the past 40 years, Quintus has grown to become the world’s leading producer of fluid cell presses for sheet hydroforming and similar sheet metal forming applications.

Today, the technology is the preferred method for economical low-volume parts forming and prototype components. Quintus is highly respected for its skill in process analysis and optimization, innovative toll design, systematic project management, and on-site technical support.

Quintus offers a full line of standard models of Flexform Presses with rectangular trays dimensions up to 1.8 x 3.6 m (71 x 142 in) and pressures from 800 bar (11,600 psi) to 1,400 bar (20,000 psi). The cycle time is normally one to three minutes, depending on press size, formed parts and selected pressure.

800–1,200 bar
17,400 psi)

Tray diameter
0.8–1.1 m
(29–41 in)

Max draw depth
250 mm(9.8 in)

Cycle time
45-100 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 is 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