Flowforming Case Study 1: Aerospace

Background Information

Application: Flowforming for Aerospace Applications
Part: Auxiliary Power Unit Housing
Material Formed: Inconel 625 (Considered difficult to form)

Before: Customer Requirements

Aerospace Customer Requirements
  • Critical Structure
  • Weight reduction important
  • Expensive material
  • Multiple thickness requirements in the same part
  • Tight ID tolerances for wall thickness, roundness and straightness

After: PMF Improvements

Aerospace PMF Solution
  • Design and engineering assistance at an early stage of the process resulted in a more accurate, economical and efficient part than would have been possible using other methods.
  • Flowforming allows the part to be made from a one-piece form with minimal additional operations required.