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Making Finite Element Analysis Work for You

Making Finite Element Analysis Work for You

Adding an extra step to a process is rarely considered efficient. After all, streamlining steps usually means that tasks are accomplished more quickly. However, if the added step is designed to save time and money in the long run, then would it not be worth considering?

This is the case with Finite Element Analysis (FEA). It’s an extra step in the process, but it’s an important one.

What is Tube Hydroforming: A Step-by-Step Guide

What is Tube Hydroforming: A Step-by-Step Guide

Tube Hydroforming, a metal fabricating and forming process, helps to shape metals into their desired shapes. This technique can be used to shape various metals including steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and stainless steel. It is a cost-effective process that uses a highly pressurized fluid in order to shape metal. It is best used to replace the older process of stamping two halves then welding them together. The process of tube hydroforming saves on labor, tools, and material costs. But how does it work?

Three Reasons to Choose American Hydroformers

Three Reasons to Choose American Hydroformers

Not every company needs to avail itself of hydroforming services.  We know that. As leaders in the industry, we are also aware of increasing demand for our services. In fact, as businesses grow, they might find themselves in need of hydroforming in areas where they used to use alternatives.

Two Musical Instruments with Hydroformed Components

Two Musical Instruments with Hydroformed Components

While most of us tend to associate hydroforming with the automotive and cycling worlds, other industries make good use of hydroformed components as well. The music industry is one of them. Apart from the aspect of electronics and amplification, certain instruments have hydroformed components as well. Two great examples of this are the steel drum and the alto saxophone.

Hydroformed Components Keeping American Commutes Healthy and Affordable

Hydroformed Components Keeping American Commutes Healthy and Affordable

Hydroformed Components Keeping American Commutes Healthy and Affordable. Recently there has been a sudden uptick in the number of people who bike to work instead of driving cars or taking public transportation.

Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report…Nationwide; the number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade, from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 during the 2008-2012 period (US Census Bureau).

Friction Stir Welding: Applications That Are Far Out and Close to Home

Friction Stir Welding: Applications That Are Far Out and Close to Home

Friction Stir Welding: Applications That Are Far Out and Close to Home. Liquid hydrogen, it’s a substance that has fascinated mankind since the 1800s. That’s when James Dewar unleashed it as well as his thoughts on vacuum flasks and regenerative cooling on to the world. At the time, many Americans were unsure about what liquid hydrogen could do but that would all change thanks primarily to NASA and its Centaur rockets. Although revolutionary, the upper stage rockets did pose a problem that until recently has continually vexed the government agency. It was one of tank integrity.