Flowforming Case Study 6: Defense

Background Information

Application:  Flowforming and Hot Spinning for Defense Applications
Part: 
Pressure Vessel Liner
Material: 
304 Stainless Steel

Before: Customer Requirements

Pressure Vessel Liner Before
  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • Multiple wall thickness requirements
  • Threaded open end
  • Strict volume and weight specifications

After: PMF Improvements

Pressure Vessel Liner After
  • PMF’s flowforming and hot spinning processes allow for a one-piece construction.
  • Reduction of cost and lead time by eliminating weld testing
  • Precise control of tapered wall thicknesses