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Electromagnetic Forming

Electromagnetic Forming

Current methods of tube-to-tube, tube-to-end fitting or tube-to-plate construction and assembly have significant drawbacks, such as annealing and warping with welding. Electromagnetic Forming is unique in its solution to these problems. Electromagnetic Forming uses an electronic pressure pulse to rapidly form the piece.

Electromagnetic Forming

Designing Without Boundaries

Designing Without Boundaries

Thank you for your interest in our paper. Whether you're fresh out of school or an industry veteran of several decades, we feel you will find value in the process that we present here.

It is our effort to compile and present the experience we have gained during our 40 years of serving the industry.  

In some cases, we pioneered new processes. In other cases we followed the lead of others. We have experienced trends and true innovation, and we have learned many things in the process.  

We'd like to share this perspective with you.

Designing Without Boundaries

Understanding Flowforming

Understanding Flowforming

For hollow metal components that require precision, economy, and flexibility, flowforming has some unique benefits that will help you accomplish your design objectives. An advanced form of spinning, flowforming has been used for years in the military and aerospace industries to produce precise, thin-walled, seamless rocket motor and missile casings, nose cones, rocket housings, and, more recently large cartridge cases.

However, the process is being used for many other commercial applications such as for components in equipment for aerospace, transportation, filtration, food and electronics industries, where there is a requirement for hollow symmetrical shapes with relatively close tolerance control, variable wall thickness and profile, improved tensile strength, and superior inside surface finishes.

Understanding Flowforming

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Flow Forming Plus

What makes PMF unlike any other metals manufacturer?

It's flowforming + rotoforming + electromagnetic forming + laser cutting + machining + heat treating + press forming...and well, you get the idea.

We manufacture your metal parts from concept to completion, all under one roof. What's our process mean to you? Less time, less money, and better quality results. We simply give you more.

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Flowforming Materials
  • Stainless Steel
  • High Strength
    Low Alloy Steel
  • Maraging Steel
  • Alloy Steel
  • Precipitated
    Stainless Steel
  • Titanium
  • Inconel®
  • Hastelloy®
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Nickel
  • Niobium
  • Tantalum
  • Columbium