Super Plastic Forming


This process is used for low volume parts in supercar production, typically for components made from aluminium. We have experience in delivering tooling for a variety of projects for automotive components. SPF typically includes the steps of heating a sheet of material to a point in which superplastic deformation is possible, clamping the material within a sealed die and then using gas pressure to force the material to stretch and take the shape of a forming surface located in the die cavity. Controlling the gas pressure during the forming process controls the deformation rate of the material and maintains superplasticity at the elevated temperature. This process reduces the number of dies required and increases the complexity of the shape.

Here at Cube Precision Engineering we do much more than Super Plastic Forming. 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.

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