Benefits of Flowforming with PMF
At PMF Industries, Inc., our approach to flowforming makes
us unique. Our in-house capabilities start with our engineering expertise and end
with your finished part. What sets PMF apart is that we have the in-house
expertise to combine flowforming with a broad array of metal forming and
fabricating processes. We call it FlowformingPlus™.
Flowformed Parts Cost Less
Flowforming enables the one-piece construction of
assemblies and saves money in material, inventory, tooling, and assembly costs.
Flowforming enables PMF to manufacture finished parts using less material, and
therefore, it is cost-effective.
One piece construction also eliminates the need for
non-destructive testing that is typical in welded parts.
Flowformed Parts Weigh Less
Flowforming eliminates the need for thicker materials that
would otherwise be required if the part was welded. Increased mechanical
properties due to cold working reduce the need for thicker cross section areas
in high stress areas.
Review our case studies for real-world examples of how we
helped other companies manufacture their parts more efficiently.
FlowFormingPlus: a Combination of Processes
PMF combines flowforming with an array of processes:
These processes are controlled to ISO 9001, AS:9100, and
Near Net Shape Manufacturing
The metal fabrication industry,
aerospace manufacturing in particular, is always looking for more
efficient ways to produce near net shape components. The ability to
produce a metal part, before machining, which is as close to the
finished product as possible, can significantly reduce production costs,
waste material, reduce manufacturing time and eliminate the need for
additional post processing.
Learn more about PMF's near net shape manufacturing.
Since 1961, PMF Industries has been a pioneer in the flowforming
markets by continually expanding our expertise and capabilities to include a
broad array of industries:
PMF continues to develop and broaden our expertise in metal
forming and fabrication processes. We continuously develop proprietary
manufacturing processes as a result of in-house research. PMF also collaborates
with research organizations in the U.S. and Europe to develop new technologies.