ACB Aries Alliance Company

Metal forming specialists for the aerospace industry.

ACB Aries Alliance specialists in Sheet Stretch forming and Linear friction welding

ACB Aries Alliance has over 70 years experience in the design & manufacture of stand alone & turnkey forming solutions.

ACB's experience and know-how make them specialists in

SHEET STRETCH FORMING
ELASTO FORMING
SUPER PLASTIC FORMING
LINEAR FRICTION WELDING

    Click on the headings below to find out more about each technology:

    SHEET STRETCH FORMING:

    • Improved performance & quality of shaped metal parts

    • Improved finished-product performance

    • Improved production speed, efficiency and parts repeatability

    • Greater part design flexibility
    • Reduced scrap rates

    • Reduced tooling costs

    ELASTO FORMING:

    • Excellent alternative for low to medium production runs
    • Performed using high pressure
    • Several parts formed simultaneously during the same cycle
    • Low production costs

    SUPER PLASTIC FORMING:

    • Used for shaping or sizing material which is impossible to form cold
    • Consists of Hot forming titanium or Aluminium superplastic alloys
    • Using inert gas pressure, this takes advantage of the metals' strong elongation capabilities
    • The process can be associated with diffusion bonding (SPF/DB) to obtain complex parts
    • Parts and tools are uploaded by a shuttle

    LINEAR FRICTION WELDING:

    • Solid state welding at forging temperature
    • The heat is generated by the linear friction
    • Near net shape manufacturing improves buy-to-fly ratio and reduces machining costs.

     

    For UK or EIRE enquiries relating to ACB Aries Alliance presses, Stretch forming,Super plastic forming, Elasto forming or Linear Friction Welding please contact MikeB@aeromachinery.com