Ford fabricates with ‘free-form’ technology
Jul 11, 2013 | 05:43 PM
CHICAGO Ford Motor Co. has developed a new manufacturing technology that has the potential to reduce costs and delivery time for sheet metal parts needed in small quantities.
The systemFord Freeform Fabrication Technologyis especially helpful for fast prototyping, the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker said.
The new machinery can clamp a piece of sheet metal around its edges and form it into a three-dimensional shape using two stylus-type tools working in unison on opposite sides of the sheet metal blank.....
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