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American Hydroformers: The Hydroforming Process

American Hydroformers: The Hydroforming Process

Hydroforming continues to be one of the best and more popular alternatives to form metal. Hydroforming continues to be used widely across a variety of industries for multiple reasons. The hydroforming process can be used to create durable and indestructible materials that will not be jeopardized in regards to its ability to carry out its purpose. The hydroforming process can also create the necessary parts and components without negatively impacting the appearance of the parts and components.

Create Lightweight Parts With Tubular Hydroforming

Create Lightweight Parts With Tubular Hydroforming

Over the years, tubular hydroforming has been used in a variety of industries, including the appliance industry and the automotive industry. Tubular hydroforming has grown to be an increasingly popular method that is used to create parts that are made from aluminum. Manufacturers in the automotive and appliance industries are using the tubular hydroforming process to create parts that are lightweight, yet not lacking when it comes to strength. Tubular hydroforming is also used so new parts can be created after exploring the boundaries and thinking outside the box.

Produce Efficient Products With The Deep Draw Hydroforming Process

Produce Efficient Products With The Deep Draw Hydroforming Process

When you deliberate about the different metal forming processes that are available to us today, how many different things do you discuss? You will probably converse about a variety of things. When we think about metal forming, one of the things we think about is the deep draw hydroforming process. Deep draw hydroforming continues to be one of the most well-known and popular methods of metal forming.

How Is Deep Draw Hydroforming Impacting You?

How Is Deep Draw Hydroforming Impacting You?

When you think about hydroforming, you will probably only think about the automotive industry. However, deep draw hydroforming will continue to be a dependable and authentic manufacturing process. Those who are using hydroformed parts, regardless of the industry they are in and how they are using it, will find that it can bring a variety of advantages and benefits to any situation.

Changes in Product Requests Do Not Always Escalate Prices

Changes in Product Requests Do Not Always Escalate Prices

If you wanted a certain part that had intricate geometric shapes in it and you did not want tool marks or welds, you would want that part to be created through hydroforming. You do all your research and decide on the metal and thickness for the shape and we make a prototype for you. Unfortunately, even though the shape is perfect, you decide a different metal and thickness will be better. What happens next?

Deep Drawing Continues To Be A Popular Method

Deep Drawing Continues To Be A Popular Method

When you think about metal forming, what do you generally think about it? It will not be a surprise if one of your first thoughts is deep drawing. Deep drawing is one of the most used and popular methods when it comes to metal forming; deep drawing is one of the best ways to form a metal sheet into any type of shape you can think of.

Friction Stir Welding: Its Applications and Advantages for the Automotive Industry

Friction Stir Welding: Its Applications and Advantages for the Automotive Industry

Friction stir welding (FSW) is a relatively new welding process that was invented at The Welding Institute in Cambridge, UK in 1991. FSW is a solid-state joining process that uses frictional heat combined with accurately directed forging pressure to produce high integrity welded joints for extruded or wrought aluminum. The process can also be used to join copper, titanium, and certain alloys. This automated frictional welding process is more robust than other joining processes and is a good fit for industries that must employ high-volume production, such as the automotive industry.

Finish Your Project With The Right Hydroforming Process

Finish Your Project With The Right Hydroforming Process

Hydroforming is the process that involves shaping various metal parts into pieces that are sturdy and light in weight. While this is a very quick and affordable process, it is also very efficient and effective. We know that when you produce parts of any size, you will have a variety of requirements that you will need to meet. One of those requirements that you will need to be met is tight tolerance. 

What is Passive Versus Active Hydroforming?

What is Passive Versus Active Hydroforming?

Hydroforming is the process of using pressure on sheets of metal to create shapes, many that are used in building automobiles. For example, if you look at the metal cradle holding the engine in an automobile, you are looking at something formed through tube hydroforming. If you look at the side of your automobile, it was probably formed through hydroforming used on a sheet of metal. While called by different names, there are two types of sheet hydroforming: Active and passive.

Why Is Hydroforming A Preferred Method?

Why Is Hydroforming A Preferred Method?

The hydroforming method has been around for more than six decades, but there have been many advancements and innovations that have changed the way each industry thinks about their profits, manufacturing strategies, design, etc. For many years now, die casting has been the preferred metal forming option for a variety of industries, including the following: