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What is orbital formingWhat is Orbital Forming

Orbital forming uses a peen tool, mounted in a rotating spindle and inclined at a slight angle toward the center of the spindle. The peen intersects the workpiece on a line of contact and gently moves material to the desired final form.

A robust and precise process, orbital forming can be used to crown, flare, swag, peen, roll, curl, broach, seal, retain and crimp material. Orbital forming also allows fine control of final form, clamp force, etc. with unequaled repeatability.

Orbital forming can accomplish the same amount of forming work with a fraction of the force of conventional processes like staking and pressing. It can be used to replace loose fasteners, be applied with exacting process control and be used over a wide spectrum of materials (metals, plastics, delicate, hard, etc.)

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