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What Is Hydroforming: Sheet Metal Hydroforming

What Is Hydroforming: Sheet Metal Hydroforming

Metal hydroforming is not anything new, but it does offer an appropriate alternative that some manufacturers may not be considering. If your organization or company does not currently own any hydroforming equipment or operate any hydroforming equipment, how do you make the decision on whether hydroforming can be the appropriate method for your upcoming sheet metal project? 

The Curious Case of the Tesla Model 3

The Curious Case of the Tesla Model 3

Tesla cars have been around for a while now, and successive models have been called everything from an “all-electric dream car” to an “eco-friendly gift to the motoring masses.” Of course, press for Tesla hasn’t been exclusively glowing: there have also been reports of car fires, which technically are a type of “glowing” report, but not the type anyone would want. 

Hydroformed Components In The Automotive Industry

Hydroformed Components In The Automotive Industry

Do you own or operate a business that concentrates on creating customized and personalized motor vehicles? If you are, you will probably want to think about learning as much as you can about hydroformed components. Hydroformed components are typically made in more than one way, including tube hydroforming. Tube hydroforming is a preference for many who are responsible for completing body work and automotive designs. 

Leveraging FEA for Pre-Production Needs

Leveraging FEA for Pre-Production Needs

In some situations, speed is of the essence. Think of self-styled “fast food” or “quick service” dining establishments. If such restaurants are unable to provide quality food quickly enough, their clientele may question the business model.

In many situations, however, the speed at which a good or service can be provided is less important than the quality. Although timing clearly does matter, speed doesn’t trump effectiveness. This is especially important to remember during pre-production.

Is the Pressure to Meet CAFE Standards Rising or Falling?

Is the Pressure to Meet CAFE Standards Rising or Falling?

Are CAFE standards rising or falling? If we know one thing about American policy and lawmaking, it’s that nothing stays static forever. Over the past centuries of our country’s history, we’ve enacted laws, rolled them back, and reenacted new ones in their places. This is the shape of progress: sometimes we must take a step back in order to take new steps forward.

American Hydroformers: Hydroforming in the Automotive Industry

American Hydroformers: Hydroforming in the Automotive Industry

Hydroforming is a fabrication method that is regularly used in the transportation and automotive industries. Hydroforming is used so often because it allows even the most complex shapes to be created without the need to weld parts. Many automakers have relied on a traditional stamping method and a traditional welding method to fabricate components.