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Webinar - The Quintus Flexform™ process for low volume production

Learn how to produce sheet metal parts with complex shapes in small volumes. In the webinar we will discuss how the high pressure Flexform technology can provide value to the vehicle sheet metal fabrication industry.

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Data Sheet - Fluid Cell Type QFC 0.7 x 1.8-800 - 1400
The QFC 0.7x1.8 fluid cell press is designed specifically for the needs of small and medium sized lower tier sheet metal part providers. With its ...
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Quintus Technologies Innovations in Aerospace Fluid Cell Tooling White Paper
White Paper - Innovations in Fluid Cell Tooling
Innovations in fluid cell tooling and process efficiency dramatically lower the costs of aerospace sheet metal parts  Since the 1960s, aerospace manufacturers, including Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, ...
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Reference Case - Ford Motor Company

The Ford New Model Programs Development Center in Dearborn have successfully operated a 93,000 ton Quintus Flexform press for more than two decades. The Flexform process is used for low volume sheet metal fabrication and for prototype development, where complex shapes and high part quality is required. Quick time to market is a key feature in all Flexform activities, as well as the low tool cost to produce parts. Typically, Flexform parts within Ford range from body-in-white components to skin panels like roofs and doors. The process is also ideally suited for a large variety of blank material and thicknesses.

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Quintus Recent Hydroforming and Flexform Development White Paper
White Paper - Recent Hydroform and Flexform Development
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Tusas Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) Quintus Technologies Reference Case
Reference Case - TAI Turkish Aerospace Industries
High Pressure Parts Forming at TAI Established in 1984, Tusas Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) has grown to become the largest aircraft manufacturer in Turkey, and is ...
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Quintus Maximize Your Flexform™ Utilization White Paper
White Paper - Maximize your Flexform™ utilization
Take advantage of the unique benefits the Flexform technology offers the aerospace industry -  Flexform high pressure technology has been used for decades around the globe ...
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Quintus Technologies Flexcell Concept

Brochure – Quintus Presses – New Flexcell™ Concept

The Flexcell™ Concept takes the time for tool changes and new tool set-up from hours to seconds. The Flexcell™ concept substantially increases productivity, allowing fabrication of small production batches, when a wide variety of part shapes is required.

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Quintus Technologies sheet metal forming for jet engine manufacturing
Brochure - Shaping the jet engine industry
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Quintus Technologies Innovations in Aerospace Fluid Cell Tooling White Paper
White Paper - Innovations in Fluid Cell Tooling
Innovations in fluid cell tooling and process efficiency dramatically lower the costs of aerospace sheet metal parts  Since the 1960s, aerospace manufacturers, including Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, ...
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SAAB Aeronautics Reference Case with Quintus Technologies
Reference Case - Saab AB Aeronautics
Saab benefits from the Quintus upgrade program A 15% increase in productivity, 50% reduction in energy use, and 25% less floor space. A successful company at ...
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Quintus Technologies forming simulation Flexform hydroforming white paper

White Paper - Forming Simulation Correlation with the Flexform Hydroform Technology

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.

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White Paper - Forming Simulation Correlation with the Flexform Hydroform Technology
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Reference Case - Cessna Aircraft Company high pressure forming
Reference Case - Cessna Aircraft Company
Cessna marks four decades of successful high pressure parts forming. Cessna Aircraft Company will soon celebrate its 90th anniversary, and is busier than ever. In ...
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Webinar - Learn how to efficiently produce complex jet engine parts in sheet metal
Learn how to eliminate production cost with high pressure hydroforming. We will review three examples of jet engine parts, where the combination of forming simulation, innovative ...
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Quintus Recent Hydroforming and Flexform Development White Paper

White Paper - Recent Hydroform and Flexform Development

White paper by Sture Olsson, Quintus Technologies.  In Flexform, sheet metal is formed over one rigid, shape-defining tool half by a flexible rubber diaphragm supported by hydraulic pressure. The technology has been the preferred sheet metal fabrication method within the aerospace airframe industry for decades. The automotive industry has more recently successfully adopted the technology within prototyping and low volume production.

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Find out why Quintus Fluid Cell Presses is the heart of Jobro´s production line.
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Brochure - Quintus Care Program for Flexform™ Fluid Cell Presses
Experience Trouble-Free Operations. Preventing a problem is always better than fixing one. That’s the simple philosophy behind Quintus Care Program (our Service Contracts). The program ...
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Flexforming

White Paper - Flexforming of an automotive side impact beam

Mikael Bergkvist, Product Manager Sheet Metal Forming Quintus Technologies Västerås, Sweden View the presentation that showcases that the Flexform technology may be used to form ultra high-strength steel and other difficult-to-form materials. Demonstrate the forming processes for an automotive relevant part (side impact beam).

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White Paper - Leveling the playing field for sheet metal parts
Leveling the playing field for sheet metal parts -  How to compete with low-wage labor countries! Countries outside North America and Western Europe with extremely low ...
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Quintus Technologies Automotive Prototyping Brochure
Brochure - Shaping the automotive prototyping industry
Shaping the automotive prototyping industry with Flexform™ presses  In Flexform, sheet metal is formed over one rigid, shape-defining tool half by a flexible rubber diaphragm supported ...
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Quintus Technologies Whitcraft Aerospace Group Ref. Case
Reference Case - Whitcraft Group
Whitcraft Group Gears Up for Aerospace Growth with Quintus Hydroform Press Press eliminates forming operations, intermediate heat treatments, and operator dependencies, cutting manufacturing lead times by ...
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Quintus Technologies Automotive Prototyping Brochure

Brochure - Shaping the automotive prototyping industry

Shaping the automotive prototyping industry with Flexform™ presses  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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Reference Case - Premium AEROTEC
The Flexform Fluid Cell Press at Premium AEROTEC’s plant in Bremen, Germany, had been in operation for more than 30 years when the company decided ...
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SAAB Aeronautics Reference Case with Quintus Technologies
Reference Case - Saab AB Aeronautics
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Quintus Technologies forming simulation Flexform hydroforming white paper
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Brochure - Shaping the low volume sheet metal forming industry

Shaping the low volume sheet metal forming industry with Flexform™ presses - 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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Reference Case - Whitcraft Group
Whitcraft Group Gears Up for Aerospace Growth with Quintus Hydroform Press Press eliminates forming operations, intermediate heat treatments, and operator dependencies, cutting manufacturing lead times by ...
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White Paper - Innovations in Fluid Cell Tooling
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