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Tube Hydroforming Updates: News Snippets from Around the Web

Tube Hydroforming Updates: News Snippets from Around the Web

Beginning in the 1970’s, the process of tube hydroforming has met the increasing demand for the manufacture of simple, lightweight components. Over the next few decades, this process has developed to maximize strengths and eliminate weaknesses.

Recent innovations are aimed to improve competitiveness of hydroforming technology by reducing initial investment cost, increasing production rate, and material utilization, consolidating more parts into single parts, and finding ways to eliminate drawbacks, such as excessive thinning (Journal of Materials Processing Technology).

Lightening the Load to Meet Consumer and CAFE Standards

Lightening the Load to Meet Consumer and CAFE Standards

In a world where more and more emphasis is being placed on leaving fewer carbon footprints, fuel economy has become an important issue for auto manufacturers across the country. Not only are auto manufacturers attempting to meet the demands of more environment-conscious consumers, they are also trying to avoid paying large sums of money for stiff penalties by complying with Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards.

A New Way of Doing: High-Temperature Metal Gas Forming

A New Way of Doing: High-Temperature Metal Gas Forming

The birth of hydroforming has brought with it many advantages. When compared to mainstream production techniques, hydroforming has proved itself to be effective, quick, reliable and capable of outperforming products manufactured with standard conventional processes. Nevertheless, the close counterpart of hydroforming, high-temperature metal gas forming, is on the rise and has shown itself to be just as powerful. 

Finite Element Analysis: One Concept Fledgling Firms Shouldn’t Overlook

Finite Element Analysis: One Concept Fledgling Firms Shouldn’t Overlook

If you are relatively new to the manufacturing or construction field, the term finite element analysis may seem both unfamiliar and intimidating. However, we assure you that it’s one concept well worth looking into on a number of levels. For one, it has the potential to save lives, decrease accidents and prevent public relations nightmares. Allow us to explain using metal stage supports as examples.

Finite Element Analysis strengthens hydroformed parts and customer relationships

Finite Element Analysis strengthens hydroformed parts and customer relationships

When your product represents a structural component of your customer’s purchase it sure better be structurally sound. Who can afford a costly recall or, even worse, be responsible for a personal accident? To help ensure against part failure American Hydroformers employs exacting Finite Element Analysis (FEA) procedures.

The Power of Hydroformed Components

The Power of Hydroformed Components

More and more companies are becoming aware and taking advantage of wind energy and its environment friendly benefits. This refreshing pursuit of clean alternative energy has led to a global increase in wind energy production. As a result, there is a growing need for the components necessary to create wind energy, making the prospect of hydroformed components all that more appealing.

Metal Stamping and Hydroforming: High-Quality Work at a Low Cost

Metal Stamping and Hydroforming: High-Quality Work at a Low Cost

When you are working with metal, you will find that there are a variety of options and tools available for you to use. Although there are so many options for you to choose from, many companies decide to use hydroforming. Hydroforming is perfect for creating shapes using different types of metals. Hydroforming gives you several benefits when it comes to work operations, efficiency, productivity, and the cost. 

What Is Hydroforming: The Basics

What Is Hydroforming: The Basics

Hydroforming is a unique process used to form metal. As a unique process, it also solves unique problems. Hydroforming makes a number of products possible that wouldn’t be possible through mainstream methods. Although it is not the most common method of forming metal, it is very useful, and a necessity to our society today. Let’s talk a little about how hydroforming works and what it does.