30 August, 2016

Aerospace Hydroforming Sheet metal forming

Growth requirements from major aircraft players drive investment in high pressure 

Alestis Aerospace, the Spanish manufacturer of airframe and fuselage sections, has taken delivery of a QUINTUS® High-Pressure Fluid Cell Press to support the growth plans of aircraft giants Airbus and Boeing.

The new 800 bar (11,600 psi) fluid cell press will replace aging low-pressure equipment at the Alestis facility in Vitoria, in northern Spain. The modern press will allow substantial reduction of manual labor, decrease the number of process steps, and extend capacity to accommodate an anticipated ramp-up in production demand.