Formtek Solutions for the Automotive Industry

Formtek and the Automotive Industry

Through the years, roll forming automotive components has evolved with the development of advanced and high strength materials. Since martensitic steels were first used in cars, Formtek was developing the equipment and tooling to meet those unique requirements for roll forming sills, rockers, reinforcements, cross members, roof bows and bumpers. Today, Formtek has the ability to build fully integrated automotive roll forming solutions with in-line pre-punching, in-line welding, in-line sweep units, and flying cut-off systems (for both straight and swept parts, closed and open sections). Formtek also has the engineering experience to design the flexible solutions required for supporting the ever-changing automotive industry of today and tomorrow.

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Formtek Automotive Applications

Formtek specializes in all major automotive metal forming solutions including (but not limited to):

  • High strength steel bumpers
  • High strength steel side impact beams
  • Heavy gauge chassis parts lines and other chassis components
  • Structural cross members and underbody
  • Complex door sash and window channels
  • Seat tracks
  • Bumpers with in-line sweep
  • Running boards
  • Roof racks
  • Corrugated truck beds
  • Trailer hitches
  • Trim
  • Pillars

Formtek Solutions for the Automotive Industry

Roll Forming

With over 100 years in the roll forming industry Formtek’s family of brands deliver the highest-quality roll forming solutions for a wide range of industries and applications. Learn more

Tube and Pipe Mills

Formtek offers a full range of tube and pipe mill solutions from engineering, to manufacturing of standard and custom solutions, to assembly and installation. Learn more

Metal Stamping

Formtek designs and develops high-quality, reliable stamping and progressive dies, rotary punching, and special presses to meet your specific stamping needs. Learn more

Featured Products for the Automotive Industry

M-Series Roll Forming Machine

Yoder Cold-Stretch Reduction Small Diameter Tube Mill

Automated Tube Punch
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Tishken Two-Post Mechanical Presses

Before Cutoff Press
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Hill Engineering Pull-Through Rotary Punch System

Integrated Systems From Formtek

Formtek's family of brands deliver a wide range of metal forming and fabricating solutions. Through Formtek, individual machines and systems from B&K, Dahlstrom, Hill Engineering, Lockformer Custom Machinery, Tishken, Winpro, and Yoder can be seamlessly integrated to deliver optimal results for your operations.

Roll Forming and Flexible Fabrication Systems

Formtek can integrate multiple fabricating processes and systems from B&K, Dahlstrom, Hill Engineering, Lockformer Custom Machinery, Tishken, Winpro, and Yoder to streamline and reduce the labor in your manufacturing operations. Whether it is flexible fabricating or roll formed products, Formtek can engineer and build a complete manufacturing system, from coil or sheet handling through finished product, for your application.

Consolidate Notching and Fastening Operations

The systems can be complex, involving multiple notching, bending and/or roll forming machines with welding, such as the production of office furniture wall partitions. Such systems may eliminate a dozen or more manual operations. Digital controls and batch production capabilities can allow the process to vary position and quantities of engineered features without setup time.

Eliminate Multiple Press Brake Operations

These integrated roll forming and flexible fabrication systems from Formtek can be as simple as manufacturing roof panels or shelves by hand feeding metal sheets into the roll former.

Engineered To Order

Each Formtek System is designed and manufactured to optimize the processing of your products.

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