Product Engineering

The product design engineering capability of Flexible Metal Inc. is the combination of the extensive metal bellows and on-engine component design experience of Flexible Metal in Tucker, Georgia, and the pioneering development of header and air gap manifolds at the former Metaldyne Tubular Products in Hamburg, Michigan

EGR Tube Assembly
EGR Tube Assembly

Flow Test Stand with Temperature Instrumentation
Flow Test Stand with Temperature
Instrumentation
Manifold Layout, Flow Modeling, FEA
Manifold Layout

Fully staffed engineering offices are located in Hamburg and Tucker that include CAD design and modeling capability, elastic and non-linear finite element analysis programs, modal analysis software, bellows design software conforming to the Standards of the Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association and a variety of other design tools.

In addition to the analytical tools available to our engineers, the company has testing facilities that include bellows testing, metallurgical and non-destructive testing including radiographic and ultrasonic inspection. Two engine test cells rated to 900 horsepower for gasoline and diesel engines are located in Hamburg which are fully instrumented for temperature, pressure and flow measurement as well as the dynamometer measurements of speed and horsepower. High speed camera equipment is available to analyze product movements which can be used in the tests cells, or transported to customer's facilities.

Flexible Metal's engineering staff specializes in working with the customers from the start of the design concept through production to develop designs that meet or exceed performance requirements while utilizing the most economical materials and efficient production methods.