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.
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Mountain bikers have been making lots of noise lately about the 2021 Chisel Comp, produced by the U.S.-based company Specialized. Lightweight and stiff, the new Chisel Comp perfectly balanced, designed to handle rough terrain with ease. This might explain why the model sold out more or less immediately.
If you take time to check out the best and newest bikes on the market, from dirt bikes to street bikes to racing bikes, you’ll find most of them have one thing in common.
They all have hydroformed components.
Take, for example, the 2020 Polygon Cleo 2.
High-quality components are created with Hydroforming, which continues to be a useful technology for businesses in all industries, especially the automotive industry. Hydroforming is used to create viable parts in the automotive industry, including components for cars and trucks that you see on the streets on a daily basis.
If you drive through a subdivision, you will see a satellite antenna on almost every house. Businesses might have the same antennas, or sometimes even larger ones. These are made possible through sheet hydroforming.
Look around your office or house or walk through a furniture store. Spend some time in the contemporary section and you will see how hydroforming is used to create furniture.
Are you using hydroformed products? Many of the items used by people every day are created through a process called deep draw hydroforming. Next time you are at these places or with individuals who use these items, look closely at them and see if you can see why hydroforming was the best way to create them.
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?
Though carbon steel and stainless steel are two major contenders that benefit from hydroforming, they are not alone. Applications for aluminum hydroforming are on the rise. Today we will highlight three products significantly improved with hydroformed aluminum parts.
When you are thinking about the multiple options that are available for working with any type of metal, many companies in the industry have chosen to use a process known as hydroforming. The manufacturing process was developed in the late 1940s and the early 1950s, and it continues to be an ideal option for adding shapes to a variety of ductile metals.