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Hydroforming Aluminum helps Automakers meet 2025 CAFE Standards

Hydroforming Aluminum helps Automakers meet 2025 CAFE Standards

Whenever there’s an opportunity to reduce the weight of a car or light-duty truck, it’s that reduced weight which moves us closer… “to [meeting] the 2025 CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards,” says Brain Fish, North American Automotive Marketing Manager at Dupont. An average goal set for passenger cars and light-duty trucks is 54.5 mpg by 2025. That makes lighter vehicles top priority.

What Is Hydroforming

The way of shaping various metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and other metals into weighted pieces that are durable and solid is known as hydroforming. Generally, hydroforming is used in the automotive industry and the aerospace industry because these industries are known for their complex shapes. The automotive and aerospace industries also need parts and components that are solid, durable, and light.

Using the Power of Tubular Hydroforming

Using the Power of Tubular Hydroforming

For years, American Hydroformers has been using tubular hydroforming in the automotive industry, appliance industry, and other industries to convert multi-part assemblies into hydroformed parts that are light and durable. Our ability to use hydroforming effectively allows us to create simple and complex parts that we would not be able to create using conventional or traditional forming methods.