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Think Flowforming for Precise, Accurate, Cost Effective Parts

Think Flowforming for Precise, Accurate, Cost Effective Parts

By Ken Healy
Edited by Leslie Gordon, Senior Editor
Published in Machine Design August 26, 2010.

Summary: The technique is the only metal-forming process that can vary part thickness to produce thinner and thicker sections without removing material.

A lesser-known cold-extrusion metal-forming technique, flowforming, makes seamless, near-net, complex, hollow metal parts. The process eliminates welds, which reduces the need for testing, and uses less energy than other manufacturing methods because it wastes less material.

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Go with the Flow: PMF Leads the Way in Precision Metalforming

Go with the Flow: PMF Leads the Way in Precision Metalforming

By Karla Sexton, Indusrial Modernization Center
Published in PA Manufacturer Volume 5, Issue 2, 2007.

Summary: Many Pennsylvania manufacturers would be satisfied to offer a specialized, quality service that's in high demand in the world market, such as flowforming or flowturning, but for PMF Industries of Williamsport, it’s the Plus that makes them unique.

Go with the Flow: PMF Leads the Way in Precision Metalforming

Going with the Flow: Cost Containment with Flowformed Parts

Going with the Flow: Cost Containment with Flowformed Parts

By Jack Romig
Published in Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance, Farnborough 2008 Special.

Summary: In today's fiercely competitive manufacturing market, flowforming, a lesser-known metal forming technique, can help aircraft makers find cost and performance advantages. Flowforming produces components in one piece, to near final shape, which is less expensive than multi-piece welding methods. The cost savings come from greatly reduced testing requirements, less wasted material in the finished component, and faster speed to market.

Going with the Flow: Cost Containment with Flowformed Parts

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

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  • High Strength
    Low Alloy Steel
    (HSLA)
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