During the superplastic forming process, a metallic sheet is uniformly heated, then a gas pressure is applied to drive the sheet up to the tool surface. This forming process allows complex shapes and large deformations of the sheets without rupture or elastic springback.

Due to the special properties of titanium alloys, the superplastic forming is a near-net-shape process filling in the requirements of aerospace and defence industries.

Commons applications for titanium alloys

Civil aircrafts

Hhot parts around engines or parts conveying hot air: engine pylons panels, nacelle panels, piping components, propeller, etc.

Military aircrafts

Hot parts around engines: heat shields, etc.

Engines

Jet engine components: inlets, fan blade, cover parts.

Space

Severals applications such as tanks.

Our industrial resources

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  • Forming press of 400 tons
  • Platen size: 1400x 1000 mm²
  • Max. temperature: 1050°C
  • Vertical opening: 800 mm
  • 4 sources of feed gas

More than the forming operations, Aurock brings you its expertise in the SPF field. Aurock uses numerical simulation to assess faisability of customer’s products and guarantee the right design of the tool before its manufacturing. This reduces risks and costs of tooling while ensuring the supply time of the formed parts.

In addition, Aurock can manufacture SPF tools made of refractory castable. Aurock brings a complete offer in the SPF forming with: process simulation, tool design, manufacturing of tool made of refractory castable and parts forming.

For more informations on Aurock activites on the SPF field, please contact us.

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