We are the most experienced aluminium bending company in UK. With our very experienced engineering team we often achieve what is thought to be impossible. We have extensive knowledge, capability and capacity in the forming and bending of complex curved aluminium extrusions.
Our range of aluminium section bending incorporates stretch forming, rotary draw bending (sometimes known as flow forming, or tube bending) and roll bending, and we are capable of meeting a wide variety of applications for the controlled aluminium extrusion bending and forming for many requirements.
We supply aluminium fabricated extrusions for many industries such as:
Hydro as well as offering ISO9001 are certified to EN1090-2 and can offer CE certification for aluminium components fabricated for sectors including Building and Construction.
Hydro’s Quality department supports the manufacturing division with in-house large bed CMM, Romer Arm and gauging capabilities, with calibrations and procedures controlled to British Standards, allow for ISIR, FAI, capability studies and PPAP’s to be completed as per customers’ requests.
Our company's core competence has always been in the design, engineering and manufacture of specialist machine tools for forming and machining. In line with the momentum towards 'one stop shop' service offerings, the company specialises in providing total solutions to customers who require formed, machined components and sub-assemblies.
Most of our tooling is made inhouse to allow for rapid changes in tool design without compromising on quality and lead time.
Roll forming is used for single and multi-plain bending, typically bend to section width ratio 10:1 in some cases it is possible to go down as low as 6:1. Features include:
Draw bending is typically used for tighter bends than roll forming down to 3:1 radius to section width ratio. Features of flow forming include:
Stretch Forming is the most accurate, repeatable and fastest of the forming processes. There are several features to the process: