Flowforming Case Study 2: Food Industry

Background Information

Application: Flowforming for Food Processing Applications
Part: Freezing Cylinder
Material Formed: T-304 SST (Considered difficult to form)

Before: Customer Requirements

Food Industry Customer Requirements
  • Sanitary finish on inside diameter
  • Very uniform wall thickness, diameter and roundness
  • Heavier bottom and flange for welding on other components and uniform sidewall

After: PMF Improvements

Food Industry PMF Solution
  • Very accurately controlled changes in wall thickness (i.e.: no taper from bottom to open end)
  • Extremely uniform diameter from top to bottom
  • No compromise to meet customer's ideal design requirements