Sheet Metal Forming

Flexform™, also called fluid cell forming, is a low-cost sheet metal forming process designed for both prototyping and lower volume parts production.

Benefits of Sheet Metal Forming

Many companies, particularly in the aerospace market, use Flexform™ to form the majority of their sheet metal production parts. Fluid cell forming is perfectly suited to the relatively low-volume requirements of commercial, military and business aircraft. Quick cycle models can produce up to 120 parts per hour, and automated pallet systems can substantially improve efficiency in longer production runs.

Fluid cell forming has proven to have a number of economic and processing advantages, particularly when compared to rubber pad pressing and mechanical or hydraulic stamping.

A widely trusted technology

Quintus Technologies has designed, built and installed more than 200 Flexform™ fluid cell presses for major manufacturers worldwide, including Airbus, Ford, Boeing, Daimler-Benz, Bombardier, BMW, Embraer, and Volvo, along with a growing number of component suppliers to the aerospace and automotive industries.

Speed, versatility and inexpensive

Flexform™ is a versatile solution for the manufacturing of highly defined prototype components, particularly for industries where speed and lower costs are crucial in reducing time-to-market and staying globally competitive. The inexpensive prototype tool can also be used for parts production in low quantities for niche markets.

Product categories

Mostly used in

Vehicles

Defence

Space

Aerospace

Service Providers

Vehicles

Defence

Space

Aerospace

Service Providers

How we help our customers

Customer Stories

Find out why Quintus Fluid Cell Presses is the heart of Jobro Sheet Metal Technology´s production line

Customer Stories

Read more about Premium AEROTEC and their upgrade

Customer Stories

Discover how Flexform fits ITP Aero

Find out why Quintus Fluid Cell Presses is the heart of Jobro Sheet Metal Technology´s production line.
Customer Stories

Find out why Quintus Fluid Cell Presses is the heart of Jobro Sheet Metal Technology´s production line

Read more about Premium AEROTEC and their upgrade
Customer Stories

Read more about Premium AEROTEC and their upgrade

Discover how Flexform fits ITP Aero
Customer Stories

Discover how Flexform fits ITP Aero

Flexform is a low-cost sheet metal hydroform technology, ideally suited for low volume production. Flexform use only one single rigid tool half and a flexible rubber diaphragm, backed up by high-pressure hydraulic oil. Typical Flexform production volumes range from a few parts per year and per tool, up to a few thousand parts.

From thin foil up to ~10 mm sheet metal may be formed, typically however thicknesses of 1-5 mm are used, including traditional aerospace aluminum alloys, stainless and most mild steel alloys. Tough alloys such as Inconel and titanium may also be formed.

Due to our unmatched high-pressure experience, we trust we can provide the best product available in the market. Our unique wire-winding technology allow high-pressure processing, with numerous of sheet metal fabrication quality advantages, as well as economic advantages. The wire-winding technology also provide an unmatched equipment life and reliability.

Knowledge center

Trestad Laser Customer Story with Quintus
Customer Stories

Quintus helps Trestad Laser expand market and improve productivity

Customer Stories

Piper offers its efficient high-pressure capacity with the help of Quintus Flexform Fluid Cell Presses

Optimizing sheet metal forming - Aircraft doorframe
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Optimizing Sheet Metal Forming – Aircraft Doorframe

Formability of titanium Ti6AI-4V at moderate temperature combined with high-pressure webinar
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Formability of titanium Ti6AI-4V at moderate temperature combined with high-pressure

Formability of Ti-6Al-4V at low temperature and high-pressure
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Formability of Ti-6Al-4V at low temperature and high-pressure

Formability of Titanium Ti-6Al-4V sheets at moderate temperature combined with high-pressure
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Formability of Titanium Ti-6Al-4V sheets at moderate temperature combined with high-pressure

Trestad Laser Customer Story with Quintus
Customer Stories

Quintus helps Trestad Laser expand market and improve productivity

Customer Stories

Piper offers its efficient high-pressure capacity with the help of Quintus Flexform Fluid Cell Presses

Optimizing sheet metal forming - Aircraft doorframe
White paper

Optimizing Sheet Metal Forming – Aircraft Doorframe

Formability of titanium Ti6AI-4V at moderate temperature combined with high-pressure webinar
Webinar

Formability of titanium Ti6AI-4V at moderate temperature combined with high-pressure

Formability of Ti-6Al-4V at low temperature and high-pressure
White paper

Formability of Ti-6Al-4V at low temperature and high-pressure

Formability of Titanium Ti-6Al-4V sheets at moderate temperature combined with high-pressure
White paper

Formability of Titanium Ti-6Al-4V sheets at moderate temperature combined with high-pressure

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