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Flow Forming Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of flow forming companies and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source flow forming companies with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate flow forming companies that will design and provide flow forming services for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading flow forming companies. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right company whether you are looking for flow forming aluminum, reflow forming, or metal flow forming.

  • Wichita, KS

    We can help you find the flow forming products that you need. We believe in creating products that precisely meet our customers` specifications. If you need a unique part, we can make it for you. We also provide in-house tooling to keep your costs low. It is our goal to benefit our customers however we can through our service, products, and prices. Learn more on our website today!

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  • Angola, IN

    Metal Spinners provides metal spinning with quick turnaround times and on-time delivery for measurements from merely inches to over twelve feet. Some of our services include stainless steel metal spinning and aluminum metal spinning. Serving industries from aerospace to recreation.

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  • Los Angeles, CA

    L P International is a 73-year old US Manufacturer of Metal Components and a Direct Importer from China, Taiwan and Europe since 1960. LPI is a primary domestic fabricator of straight and bent tubing, sheet metal, and spun metal components. Among the industries served are medical, display, computer, automotive, outdoor & portable lamp and fixture.

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  • Riverside, CA

    Established in 1897, Luxfer Gas Cylinders is the world leader in the development, production and supply of seamless, extruded aluminum and composite high-pressure cylinders for the storage of a wide variety of gases. With seven manufacturing sites in Europe, North America, China and India, Luxfer Gas Cylinders is positioned to meet all your high-pressure gas storage needs, whether global or local.

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  • Palatine, IL

    We are dedicated to making sure that our customers are getting exactly what they need when it comes to our products! We are dedicated to putting quality as our number one standard. We guarantee satisfaction with all of our products! We make sure that we deliver on time and that our customers can trust us. For more information on how we can help you, give us a call today!

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Flow Forming

Flow forming is one of several metal forming techniques that is a more advanced form of spin forming. It allows variation in wall thickness of its products, which are hollow and tubular or rotationally symmetric products. Flow forming helps manufacturers meet complex design specifications and allows for a wider range of dimensional flexibility.

Many metals, including stainless steel, titanium, copper, aluminum, nickel and brass are subjected to flow forming, which produces products for the aerospace, automotive, nuclear, chemical and petrochemical industries. Flow forming offers many benefits, including the reduced need for welding, shorter length of stock shapes and tighter design tolerances. Though this process is energy saving, the workpiece is subjected to a great amount of friction and deformation. Flow forming is a cold working process, meaning the metals being formed are shaped at or around room temperature, which ensures that they retain their tensile strength and ductility. While flow forming is able to produce any shape that standard metal spinning can, it specializes in producing automotive wheels for several different kinds of vehicles.

There is a key difference between flow forming and standard metal spinning. Conventional metal spinning uses a thin blank and produces a finished part from the diameter of that blank, while flow forming produces the finished shape by working from the thickness of the starting blank, which creates a part thinner than the original starting blank. The blank, or preformed metal part, is a flat metal disc, which can be stamped with a hole or left whole, that is clamped down. It is spun on a lathe while rollers apply pressure, forcing it to take the mandrel’s shape. The rollers extrude the cross sectional area of the blank’s wall thickness. The thickness of the finished part is determined by a gap that is maintained between the mandrel and the rollers. The flow forming process is used in conjunction with swaging, flattening, bending and machining. It produces a smooth, complex part without any chipping or unwanted deformation.



Flow Forming
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Flow Forming - Acme Metal Spinning Inc.
Flow Forming - Acme Metal Spinning Inc.