Forming simulation correlation with the Flexform hydroform technology

Flexform is a high pressure hydroforming technique using a flexible rubber diaphragm between the pressure medium and the formed sheet. The technique allows sheet metal to be formed in different thicknesses in one and the same tool, as the blank will take the shape of the single rigid tool half. Flexform pressing is used for low volume production and prototyping, where the low tool cost and short lead time is of essence. The flexible rubber diaphragm provides a gentle forming, resulting in an excellent sheet metal surface quality. Several tools, sheet metal qualities and thicknesses may be pressed in the same forming operation.

Flexibility in High Mix Low Volume sheet metal forming

Are you are looking for cost reduction in your sheet metal fabrication process?
Do you see a need for low volume sheet metal parts in a wide variety?
Would you appreciate a wider design freedom?

Flexform™ is a sheet metal hydroforming method for cost effective, low-volume production, ideal for:

✓ From large to small, from shallow to deep parts, in nearly all metal alloys and blank thicknesses
✓ Prototyping and low-volume production, where lead time, quality, part shape flexibility and cost is of essence

Quintus Technologies has supplied high-pressure hydroform presses to the world’s recognized manufacturers such as BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volvo, Mitsubishi, Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, and their supply networks.

Expert movie - Automotive lid

High pressure hydroform presses for efficient low volume production

Sheet metal pressing applied to low-volume manufacturing. Quintus Flexform™ technology provides solutions for appliance and white goods manufacturers, and for a wide variety of low-volume custom parts fabricators.

Shaping the low volume sheet metal forming industry

In Flexform, sheet metal is formed over one rigid, shape-defining tool half by a flexible rubber diaphragm supported by high hydraulic pressure. The use of a single rigid tool half results in short lead times, low tool costs, fast try-out and easy tool modification after component design changes.

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