The basic principle of stretch forming technology is to stretch the material beyond its elastic limit in order to reach the plastic mode so that permanent elongation with no spring back is obtained.
This principle can be applied to metallic sheets and profiles and in various directions depending on the final part shape. Stretch forming is widespread in the aerospace industry. It allows the manufacture of large parts, often made of aluminium alloy, with lower tooling costs than those of draw form tooling, as a single run is required to form the part, on a single former.
Here at Cube Precision Engineering we do much more than Stretch Form Tools. Our vast experience in the automotive, aerospace & defence and commercial sectors allows us to create, design and build a whole range of different types of tooling and fixtures to suit you. Our site in the West Midlands is at the forefront of press tool manufacturing and sub contract machining within the UK manufacturing sector. If you need support with your projects then please contact us.