Flow forming (which we refer to as "Floturning") differs essentially from metal spinning in that the metal is coldflowed, using tremendous pressure on the forming roller. In addition to controlling section thickness, Floturning improves metal structure in the coldworking process.
The Floturning process is an outstanding example of "net-to-size" metalworking. Flat blanks, pressed pre-forms or machined pre-forms are brought to finished dimensions, usually in a single pass. Thus, the savings in time and metal can be surprising. The finish produced on the part often eliminates the need for secondary operations.
Our Floturn equipment can produce shapes with diameters up to 60 inches with thicknesses up to one inch depending on alloy type.
One of our Floturning specialties is stainless steel hoppers.
Why Flow Forming?