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Finish Your Project With The Right Hydroforming Process

Finish Your Project With The Right Hydroforming Process

Hydroforming is the process that involves shaping various metal parts into pieces that are sturdy and light in weight. While this is a very quick and affordable process, it is also very efficient and effective. We know that when you produce parts of any size, you will have a variety of requirements that you will need to meet. One of those requirements that you will need to be met is tight tolerance. 

Hydroformed Components Using Brass

Hydroformed Components Using Brass

Hydroforming is a process that is used extensively in creating components for automobiles, airplanes, helicopters, and bicycles. However, hydroforming with brass has become a preferred method for creating shell casings and household components such as sink faucets. Why is brass considered the metal of choice for these products?

What is Passive Versus Active Hydroforming?

What is Passive Versus Active Hydroforming?

Hydroforming is the process of using pressure on sheets of metal to create shapes, many that are used in building automobiles. For example, if you look at the metal cradle holding the engine in an automobile, you are looking at something formed through tube hydroforming. If you look at the side of your automobile, it was probably formed through hydroforming used on a sheet of metal. While called by different names, there are two types of sheet hydroforming: Active and passive.

Why Is Hydroforming A Preferred Method?

Why Is Hydroforming A Preferred Method?

The hydroforming method has been around for more than six decades, but there have been many advancements and innovations that have changed the way each industry thinks about their profits, manufacturing strategies, design, etc. For many years now, die casting has been the preferred metal forming option for a variety of industries, including the following:

What Is Tube Hydroforming: Improving Auto Safety

What Is Tube Hydroforming: Improving Auto Safety

Most individuals are trying to cut costs and save money. One way is to purchase a fuel-efficient car. But most of those cars are compact cars and on the road with larger vehicles, safety can be a concern. Of most concern is getting hit and the car collapsing or trapping an individual inside the vehicle. Automobile manufacturers are always looking for ways to improve the safety of all vehicles and at the same time not make vehicles heavier.

The Friction Stir Welding Process: What Is It?

The Friction Stir Welding Process: What Is It?

The solid-state welding process in which the materials that are used for welding never go over the require melting points is known as friction-stir welding. This process requires heat to be generated during each point of contact that is used to join the materials together. During the friction-stir welding process, a spinning tool is imposed on a piece of work. The spinning tool is put through a downward force and turning over to the weld direction.

FEA Refinements Boost Capabilities

FEA Refinements Boost Capabilities

One of the more enjoyable aspects of living in a technological age is the ease with which we can access news and information. At any moment, we can learn about new inventions and fresh developments in any number of industries.

Just recently, an announcement of advancements in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) capabilities grabbed the attention of the hydroforming community. 

Hydroforming and the Midwest: Busting Some Myths

Hydroforming and the Midwest: Busting Some Myths

Hydroforming and Midwest–both of these terms have seen their share of disinformation. Fortunately, we’re here today on a mythbusting mission, set on clearing the air and setting the record straight.

Improve Your Process With Friction Stir Welding

Improve Your Process With Friction Stir Welding

For many years, American Hydroformers has been one of the leaders in hydroforming technology and friction stir welding technology. Friction stir welding is a type of technique that offers a variety of benefits and advantages over one of the more traditional methods known as fusion welding. Friction stir welding has the ability to create a bond of any size, and this is one of the reasons why it has the ability to serve a wide range of industries.

New Discovery, Implications for High-Temperature Metal Gas Forming

New Discovery, Implications for High-Temperature Metal Gas Forming

From time to time, new discoveries change the way we approach various aspects of industry and technology. Recently, the discovery of a new metal has us doing exactly that.