Fluid Cell Presses
– Circular forming trays

sheet metal forming, metal forming

QFL presses are compact units with circular trays, designed for faster forming of smaller parts.

Cycles average about one minute, with maximum pressure of 800 bar (11,600 psi). These presses are commonly used for off-loading and back-up for larger rectangular tray presses and for rapid forming of smaller parts.

“We can control the pressure more accurately on small parts in this press,” says Mr. Irwin, “and eliminate even more touch labor. The press is easy to operate, is ergonomically friendly, requires little time to train operators, and needs little maintenance.”

Cessna, Wichita, Kansas, USA

“The quality of the parts meets the same standards set by the original press (rectangular Quintus fluid cell press), but setup time is reduced remarkably, about 2.5 minutes less per part. Only one worker is required on the new press, compared with two on the larger model, and overall labor time per part has been cut by 60 percent, from 9 minutes to 3.6 minutes.”

Ilhami Tanyolu, Manufacturing Manager, Tusas Aerospace, Turkey

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800 bar
(11,600 psi)

Tray diameter
0.8–1.1 m
(29–41 in)

Cycle time
30-50 sec

Watch video: Flexform Fluid Cell Press Type QFL 1.1-800

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Aerospace

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.

Prototype and development parts

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