Founded in 1954 as Flexible Metal Hose, Flexible Metal Inc. (FMI) has been continuously engaged in the design, development and manufacturing of metal bellows, metal hose and specialized tubular assemblies for industrial and
original equipment applications.
In 2004 the company was purchased by Hyspan Precision Products, Inc. (www.hyspan.com), a manufacturer of similar
products, and the expansion joints, industrial metal hose and military products manufactured by FMI were relocated to other Hyspan facilities and subsidiaries.
This permitted Flexible Metal to expand its capability to produce medium to high volume tubular and flexible tubular products for original equipment applications
such as automotive engine components, automotive emissions and exhaust systems, on highway and off highway heavy vehicle emission and exhaust systems, diesel
agricultural engine components, military vehicles, and many other applications such as fuel cells and gas turbines. The company's knowledge, capability and capacity
was expanded in April 2010 with the merger of Metaldyne Tubular Products in Hamburg, Michigan. Metaldyne Tubular was a leader in engine exhaust systems specializing
in header exhausts, stamped manifolds, air gap manifolds, double wall tubing and highly automated high volume manufacturing cells incorporating tube bending and welding.
Flexible Metal’s engineering capability includes design- engineered solutions offering customer assistance starting with the basic concept or application. The company’s extensive experience combined with a staff of highly qualified design and application engineers minimizes “learning curve” delays and provides customers the benefit of their extensive experience. FMI employs advanced design software that is compatible with customer systems and allows fast electronic transfer of information. In addition the company has complete prototype fabrication capability, and product testing facilities.
Once the application engineering and product design are complete, Flexible Metal’s process engineers take over and develop the manufacturing processes necessary to economically fabricate the design. The majority of the company’s fabrication is organized on a “cell system” utilizing automated and robotic welding, brazing, bellows fabrication,
tube bending, tube sizing, pressure testing and inspection. These advanced processes reduce the labor content
to produce highly competitive pricing.
The quality system at Flexible Metal is approved to ISO 9001/2000 and TS 16949. The company is an Approved Tier 1 supplier to major automotive, engine and heavy equipment manufacturers of on highway and off highway equipment.
Flexible Metal Inc. is incorporated in Georgia operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyspan Precision Products, Inc., and is located in the Atlanta suburb of Tucker with additional production, sales and engineering in Hamburg, Michigan (54 miles northwest of Detroit).