By using Finite Element Analysis (FEA), product designers are now able to bring their goods and services to the market more safely and effectively than ever. Through computer-based models, products can be stress-tested and analyzed for specific results. Given the outcome, clients can make adjustments to their plans before the costly and labor-intensive prototype phase even begins.
No matter how Fast and Furious one may wish they could be while driving, the notion of a safe car and high probability of accident survival is in the back of many individuals’ minds. Even when buying your teenage kid their first car, thoughts of protection, frame strength, and survivability are all factors that you take into consideration. It doesn’t matter if their 2007 matte gold Honda has a broken A/C system, one of the speakers doesn’t work, and the right passenger window doesn’t roll down – the brakes function, the headlights are bright and the frame is strong enough to protect your kid.
FEA and money. It’s been said that you have to spend money to make money, and there’s some truth to that. While current economic situations increase the pressure on businesses (particularly start-ups) to cut costs, there are certain expenses that cannot be overlooked. In fact, some expenses will actually save you money in the long run.
American Hydroformers has the solutions you need. Hydroforming has been widely applied in a variety of industries, including the aerospace and automotive industries. The high complex nature of aerospace and automotive components demands a technique that can effectively produce the correct form.
Friction stir welding is a solid-state joining process that uses heat that has been generated by friction to bond different materials. The friction-stir welding process uses a non-consumable tool to join the different materials.
There’s never been another year like 2020. It’s unrivaled in recent history for its global disruption. Here in North America, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, coupled with political turmoil and social unrest, has caused quite a disruption. It’s safe to say that no industry has been immune to the fallout. That includes the metal stamping market.
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.
When the right situation presents itself, sheet metal hydroforming will be an efficient and cost-effective manufacturing process. However, the situation will depend on the project and the type of equipment that will be available.
Most cyclists who suffer head injuries due to a fall aren’t wearing helmets at the time of the incident. Though 29% of adults and 42% of youth cyclists always wear helmets when they ride, those who choose not to do so could face serious risks. 78% of adults and 88% of injured cyclists aren’t wearing helmets when they fall.
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.