Get the Facts About Tube Hydroforming
There are two common types of hydroforming, tube hydroforming, and sheet hydroforming. But first, what is ‘hydroforming?’ It’s the process by which metals like steel, copper, aluminum, and brass are manipulated into a specific form or shape. Hydroforming is an efficient way of die molding that uses high-pressure fluid to fabricate metal.
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 a top priority.
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.
For years, American Hydroformers has been using tubular hydroforming in the automotive industry, appliance industry, and other industries to convert multi-part assemblies into hydroformed parts that are light and durable. Our ability to use hydroforming effectively allows us to create simple and complex parts that we would not be able to create using conventional or traditional forming methods.
Earlier this year, we discussed what the COVID-19 global pandemic could mean for the world of hydroforming, particularly on the friction stir welding market.
Today, we intend to discuss the hydroforming market as a whole.
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One of the most important processes in manufacturing is metal forming. The metal forming process is available for the effective production of a variety of products and components. One of the methodologies that can be found in the metal forming category is deep draw hydroforming. The deep draw hydroforming methodology is one that will offer a significant amount of value and efficiency, as well as cost-effectiveness.
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When discussing hydroforming with someone who has never heard of the process, there are obvious questions that will arise: What is hydroforming? How can hydroforming help me and my business?