Fort Wayne, IN-American Hydroformers, Inc. (https://americanhydroformers.com) announces that company representatives Mark Blasi, Bill Federspiel, Todd Champany, Max Barker, Tom Desnoyers, and Brian Crawford will be demonstrating the company’s tube hydroforming proficiency and facility capacity at FABTECH 2017. This event, running from November 6-9, takes place at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois with the American Hydroformers exhibit located at booth B17100.
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Like all regions, the American Midwest has developed a certain reputation. While other sections of the country might be known for its stunning scenery (the West), beautiful autumn leaves (the Northeast), or the sweetness of its tea (the South), the Midwest is known more for its people than anything else.
It is certainly easy to see how tube hydroforming has transformed certain aspects of the automotive industry. At least, it is easy to see if you know what tube hydroforming is.
Sometimes when we’re in a hurry, we’re willing to sacrifice quality for speed. For example, if we’re hungry but don’t have time to stop at a sit-down restaurant, let alone buy ingredients and cook our own meal at home, we’re willing to settle for fast food. While that fast food might satisfy our immediate hunger, none of us would argue that it’s a high-quality choice.
Whether you’ll soon be needing hydroforming services, are looking to leverage the benefits of pre-production Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for your product prototype, or are just shopping around because you’re not satisfied with your current hydroforming provider, there are three good reasons to consider American Hydroformers to meet your needs.
Deep draw hydroforming is in competition with a variety of other manufacturing processes that are used to create things we use on a daily basis. However, there are several differences when it comes to deep draw hydroforming that sets this process apart from the other manufacturing processes. Deciding the right choice can certainly be confusing, and you will likely hear different opinions and advice as you are considering the right method for your needs. Unfortunately, some of those opinions and advice will be based on myths and misconceptions.
Most people seem to think that faster is better.
Americans enjoy fast food, instant messaging, and even (believe it or not) new quick-cooking slow cookers. While not everything is better faster, we recognize that manufacturers could potentially save money if they were able to collapse the amount of time spent in the pre-production phase.
If you need a lightweight metal part with a depth larger than the radius, deep draw hydroforming is the way to go. This versatile process makes lightweight, durable parts that are deeper and more accurate than traditionally stamped parts.
To create a part with deep draw hydroforming, metal sheets are drawn into a die and shaped by a punch. Unlike with a stamp, these pieces can be redrawn to reshape it as much as it needs to be. Hydroforming has been around since 1899, but the process really took off when it was adopted by the automotive industry in the early 1900s. Since then, manufacturers continue to use deep draw hydroforming to make high-quality products. Here are some of the advantages of this process.
Want to Build Your Own Droid? Advances in Aluminum Hydroforming Make It Possible.
No one would deny the sheer popularity of the Star Wars franchise. Talking about the cultural impact of the Star Wars franchise is like talking about the effects of the sun on the planet. It’s that big and encompassing…sometimes life changing (B2C).
The enduring popularity of these movies has led to unparalleled merchandising opportunities: mugs, hats, t-shirts, and even full costumes. There are some people, however, for whom plastic replicas and cheap knock-offs are not enough.
They want the real deal.
Many people think of the Midwest as the American Heartland. They assume that everyone here is corn-fed, home-grown, and hearty. Honestly, if this is your opinion, we don’t hold it against you. History and topography are both on your side.