Fluid cell sheet hydroforming (Video)

February 24, 2021

Triform 68-10 fluid cell sheet hydroforming machine

Features

• High-performance sheet metal and composite forming capability

• Increased forming capacity via a universal bladder can form multiple parts in a single cycle

• Dramatically lower tooling costs through elimination of mated dies

• Minimized reliance on skilled labor through an intuitive, programmable control system with built-in recipe handling

• Compact, flush-floor designs eliminate the need for pits or special foundations

• Even application of pressure outperforms traditional rubber pad forming

• Fast, inexpensive bladder changes for increased up-time

• Reduced unplanned downtime with simple preventive maintenance

Specifications
Forming area
68" dia (1,727mm)
Max. chamber pressure
10,000psi (689 bar)
Max. tool height
12” (304 mm)
Cycle time*
130 seconds incl. shuttle
Max. dwell
30 seconds

Power System*
Total system
295hp
Working fluid
AW 46
Reservoir capacity
600 gal (2,271L)

Dimensions
Length
210" (533cm)
Width
196" (498cm)
Height
205" (520cm)

Control System
Programmable Controls (PLC)
Allen Bradley CompactLogix
Touchscreen Interface
15" color touchscreen

* All cycle times are estimated with filler plate at 5,000psi and 50% volume.

Beckwood’s Triform 68-10 fluid cell sheet hydroforming machine is currently being used to make large engine components for space launch vehicles.