7th July 2016
Evolved from the successful FFC series introduced in the early 90’s, the new machine has a lean, vertical construction, allowing optimal use of space. The machine is especially designed for production of complex drive components, eg. thin-walled, external and internal gear teethed lamellae support, and clutch housings. In the automotive industry, the demand for weight savings, small runs and low production costs is high. Conventional procedures reach their limits fast when producing complex workpieces however flow forming provides vast potential for weight optimisation and production efficiency. With CNC, the six axes of the FFC machine can be controlled independently, offering high precision for the inside and outside dimensions of workpieces. Using robots, the machine can be loaded and unloaded synchronously. In addition, high forming velocities result in shortest cycle times in production.