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Vari-Form Receives GM Quality Award

At a ceremony in Cobo Center, Vari-Form received the 2014 GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award. The award was presented by GM representatives Randall L Pappal, executive director (left) and Sheri Hickok, executive director (right). Accepting the award for Vari-Form were (l to r) Stephen Dow, president and Randy Nicholls, operations director.
The automotive hydroformer is recognized for supplier excellence for the second time in three years.

Vari-Form Honored by Chrysler

Vari-Form was honored as a finalist during the Chrysler and Fiat fourth annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Scott Kunselman (2nd from left), the head of purchasing and supplier quality for Chrysler, and Scott Garberding (far right), the head of group purchasing for Fiat, presented the award to Vari-Form executives Doug Viohl, Randy Nicholls, and Jim Maraz.
The hydroforming supplier of structural automotive components was recognized for high delivery and quality scores, and high evaluations in cost, warranty and partnership.

Vari-Form, Pioneering Hydroformer to the Automotive Industry, Retires Historic Press

Vari-Form, an industry leader in Pressure Sequence Hydroforming, recently retired “Old Faithful”, claimed to be the first machine anywhere in the world to hydroform an automotive structural part. During its 23-year lifespan, this pioneering machine produced almost ten million parts.
The company recently retired “Old Faithful”, claimed to be the first machine anywhere in the world to hydroform an automotive structural part. During its 23-year lifespan, this pioneering machine produced almost ten million parts.

 

Hydroforming: Products

Frictionless Metalforming with Water

FormBalancer FluidForming machines now have bed sizes from 800 mm x 800 mm (32 in x 32 in) up to 1200 mm x 1200 mm (47 in x 47 in) with a next generation size of 1500 mm x 1800 mm (59 in x 71 in). 
FormBalancer FluidForming machines from FluidForming Americas can precisely shape metals into a predefined geometries by using fluid under pressures of up 60,000 psi resulting in heretofore unprecedented capabilities.

High-Volume Production Hydroforming Press Increases Throughput And Reduces Cycle Time

The multi-channel closed loop control system on the Hydroforming Press from Interlaken is easily programmed to handle various sizes and materials. It also offers dynamic mode switching which enables the user to switch between a variety of feedbacks such as force, position, internal pressure and other system variables.
This four-column hydroforming press system from Interlaken runs high-volume production in clamp forces from 250 tons to 5000 tons.