September 29, 2020 in Metal Fabrication

Creating Bellows With Tube Hydroforming


Creating bellows with tube hydroforming. At American Hydroformers, we are excited to have tube hydroforming as one of our popular services. If you are not sure what tube hydroforming is, we are glad you stopped here. 

Tube hydroforming is a method that is used to create prototype tubular hydroforming bellows that are used often in the oil industry, gas industry, aerospace industry, and the automotive industry. The end results are bellow tubes that are workable, strong with thin walls, and has the ability to be transported through the use of gas or fluid.

How can one determine the thickness or thinness of a bellow wall? The thickness or thinness of a bellow wall will depend on how you plan to use it. Hydroforming has proven to be one of the best methods for one to use when it comes to consistency and thickness, as well as tolerances. You will discover that there are some bellows that will need to have the ability to fit in tight spaces; these same bellows will need to be able to withstand a high amount of pressure.


Tube hydroforming has proven to be a reliable solution because of the benefits one can obtain from using it. Some of the benefits of using tube hydroforming include the following:

  • Tube hydroforming has proven to be cost-effective because the tooling costs are minimal and there will not be much waste
  • The process will make it possible to create complex designs
  • There will not be as much stress on other components and parts

Bellow tubes can be created using more than one method of tubing; welding tubing and seamless tubing. Some of the metals that one will find being used in hydroforming include stainless steel and aluminum, among others. If you would like to learn more about tube hydroforming and how it can be used to create the parts and components you need, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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