Super Plastic Forming with ACB presses
Superplastic forming has emerged as a reliable method of manufacturing in the aerospace industry.
Superplastic forming (SPF) technology is used for the production of complex aircraft parts.
BENEFITS OF 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
SUPER PLASTIC FORMING PROCESS:
During Super Plastic Forming cycles, materials such as titanium and aluminum are heated to their superplastic state.
At the superplastic state, the elongation ratio is incredibly high, resulting in a high formability.
To reach this state, temperature and strain rate must be controlled precisely by ACB’s highly specialized software, OPSYS.
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