Flexform™ High Pressure Warm Forming

The Flexform™ High Pressure Warm Forming process is a new technology that can replace or complement existing Titanium forming methods, such as hot-forming, hot stamping, super plastic forming, SPF, and hot gas forming.

Up to five times
increased throughput

The HPWF process, with less than 5 minutes cycle time, including heating, loading, forming and unloading, can handle multiple tools in one and the same forming cycle, while allowing for very rapid tool changes. Forming at relatively low temperatures enables quick cooling. The new Flexform™ HPWF process has a production capacity of some five times traditional hot-forming processes.

Flexform High pressure warm forming press

50% reduction in production costs

Protection gas may be eliminated, due to the relatively low temperature process. Time for part cleaning after processing is reduced to a minimum, and the need for forming tool maintenance is also greatly reduced due to galling from the titanium blanks. Finally, the energy consumption is also greatly reduced, compared to traditional hot forming methods.

Forming repeatability

The flexibility of the process allows for springback compensation in the die design, hence compensation for material spring back can be implemented into the process, allowing final shape parts to come directly from the process.

How we help our customers

Brochure

Shaping the Aerospace Titanium industry with Flexform presses

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High Pressure Warm Forming System

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

Shaping the Aerospace Titanium industry with Flexform presses
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Shaping the Aerospace Titanium industry with Flexform presses

High Pressure Warm Forming System
White paper

High Pressure Warm Forming System

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

Mostly used in

Defence

Vehicles

Aerospace

Service Providers

Space

Defence

Vehicles

Aerospace

Service Providers

Space

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.

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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