Peen forming of tank bulkhead for Ariane 5

Automated Peen Forming

Automated Peen Forming (APF) is KSA’s repeatable, fully-automated process for forming flat metallic sheets into previously defined curvatures. A customized peening “recipe” and corresponding software are created for the individual component in each case. Once these steps have been completed, the “frozen”, closed-loop technology is ready for series production.

A large number of geometries, e.g. spherical, elliptical, conical and cylindrical shapes, can be created from a flat sheet by automated peen forming. Even structures with orthogonal grids can be peen formed.