Space technology

T minus 10 and counting!

Liftoff! Flowforming has been state-of-the-art in space technology for years. We produce accumulators, pressure tanks and filter housings. And satellite motors really take off with our flowformed control nozzles for satellite and launch vehicle motors.


High flyers: Our flowformed housings and sleeves of different shapes and wall thicknesses are conquering space. Made of stainless steel, aluminum, and even overwrapped with carbon fiber, they are used in pressure tanks, accumulators and filter housings.

Flowforming of cylinder tubes


Less is more: Thanks to their extremely thin walls — 0.2 mm to 1 mm — our flowformed liners are light as a feather. For example, Type III high-performance pressure vessels allow gas-tight storage of the medium, and carbon-fiber overwrapping allows pressures of up to 700 bar. The liner can be produced from a single blank or with a gas-tight weld through perfect welding seat preparation. We manufacture liners from aluminum, stainless steel and titanium according to your wishes.

Flowforming of cylinder tubes


Seamless perfection: We use shear forming and flowforming to fabricate seamless cones and tapered components, for example for nose cones and intermediate stages. The components feature precise wall thicknesses and highest contour precision. Wall thicknesses can be in the range 0.2 mm to 0.5 mm — and even right up to 10 mm — depending on the application. We use leading-edge materials — from titanium and niobium to high-strength steel and nickel-based alloys. And over the past decades we have developed a profound understanding of all the materials we process.

Flowforming of cylinder tubes


Unmatched strength: Flowformed pressure vessels have an extremely high specific strength. We manufacture pressure vessels from extremely high-strength materials such as tempered steel or maraging steel, for applications such as fuel tanks for controlling rocket nozzles. The goal is to achieve maximum strength at the lowest possible weight.

Flowforming of cylinder tubes