One-Stop Extrusion Shop
With technologies dedicated to the forming, milling, and joggling of extrusions we are able to provide full, tool-less manufacturing solutions to best fit your needs
FT team exhibited machines at WITS
October 17-19, 2023
Fairmount Technologies has been in business since 2008. We are an advanced manufacturing company focused on the development of technologies that will revolutionize the manufacturing of components produced from extrusions. FT has developed a suite of metal forming and machining technologies for the Aerospace and Defense sectors focused on the rapid manufacturing of airframe components without tooling or heat treatment. Together, these technologies provide a full solution for forming, machining and joggling of raw aluminum extrusions all the way through to fully finished parts, while reducing lead time and costs associated with traditional manufacturing.
Fairmount Technologies operates using a ISO9001:2015 and AS9100D Registered Quality Management System.
Stretch-roll forming (SRF) is a patented, numerically controlled metal forming process for stretch forming extrusions to arbitrary geometries, embodied in the XtruForm (XF) machines. XF machines use CNC programs to stretch bend straight extrusions to programmed contour. XF produces parts with stress residuals and geometrical accuracy comparable to those achieved by stretch bending but yield significant cost savings as well as a number of other advantages and new capabilities compared to traditional stretch bending.
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ExtruMach is a tool-free extrusion machining technology, embodied in XtruMach (XM) CNC milling machines that utilizes a precision controlled universal feeding fixture for supporting and guiding curved extrusions while they are drilled, trimmed or profiled in one setup. XM is a 4-axis CNC mill with a small machine footprint utilizing CNC Flow Through Processing™ to eliminate part specific fixtures and enable Just-in-Time manufacturing.
XtruJog (XJ) is a CNC joggling machine that utilizes universal die blocks for hot and cold joggling of curved and straight extrusions, eliminating the need for part specific tooling and dies. Using CNC control, XJ is capable of forming a vast range of commonly encountered joggles on many commonly used extrusion cross-sections while saving on setup time and floor space.
Advantages over incumbent processes enable up to
95% reduction in cost and lead time for producing spare parts and prototypes, and up to 50% cost savings in serial production of airframes.
Tool-Free CNC™ processes:
Eliminate tooling (dies and fixtures) and tooling storage
Simplify manufacturing steps
Eliminate resource intensive steps, such as chemical milling and heat treatment
Enable rapid fabrication of one-off components
Enable the ability to form and machine unlimited length extrusions without tooling or heat treatment, greatly increasing agility
Form interior aircraft stringers in high or low volumes without tooling. Prototype parts have no additional cost compared to production parts.
AOG? No die? No problem! Support repairs of legacy aircraft without the hassle of retrieving or building old tooling.
Lower the investment required to build low-volume architectural masterpieces.
Easily create complex interior designs without excessive handworking or expensive tooling.