Flexform™ Fluid Cell Presses

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.

Benefits of Flexform™ Fluid Cell Presses

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

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.

Flexform™ Fluid Cell Presses

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.

Higher productivity

High pressure eliminate process steps and improve fabrication productivity. Several forming tools may be use in one and the same forming operation.

Flexible

Go quickly from design to production, due to the tool fabrication simplicity.

How we help our customers

Customer Stories

Read more about Premium AEROTEC and their upgrade

Customer Stories

Airbus Defence and Space decided to upgrade a Flexform Fluid Cell Press

Customer Stories

Ford Motor Company have successfully operated a 93,000 ton Quintus Flexform press

Read more about Premium AEROTEC and their upgrade
Customer Stories

Read more about Premium AEROTEC and their upgrade

Airbus Defence and Space decided to upgrade a Flexform Fluid Cell Press
Customer Stories

Airbus Defence and Space decided to upgrade a Flexform Fluid Cell Press

Ford Motor Company have successfully operated a 93,000 ton Quintus Flexform press
Customer Stories

Ford Motor Company have successfully operated a 93,000 ton Quintus Flexform press

Mostly used in

Vehicles

Space

Service Providers

Aerospace

Defence

Vehicles

Space

Service Providers

Aerospace

Defence

Flexform is since decades well established within the aerospace industry, both for airframe, engine and space sheet metal part production. The aerospace industry request for high quality parts in relatively small volumes of each, at a high variety, make the technology a perfect fit.

The technology is also a great fit for all industries where prototyping and low volume production is required, such as automotive, busses, trucks, yellow goods, food processing equipment, white goods, building façades etc.

The flexible diaphragm in the fluid cell press allows most kind of forming in block dies, cavity dies and expansion dies. Shallow/small tools may be mixed with high/large tools in one and the same forming operation. Undercuts, intricate shapes, as well as trimming and cutting may be performed by the fluid cell technology. The fluid cell press provides full pressure all over the tool surface, contrary to the rubber pad process where the pressure drops dramatically in the lower section of for example a block tool.

Within the aerospace industry the use of high-pressure typically reduce, or even eliminate, the need for labor hand correction and the need for intermediate heat treatments.
In all applications the high-pressure support forming of complex and intricate shapes, at excellent repeatability and part quality.

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