The Deep Draw Hydroforming Process & Advantages
In the 1940s, deep draw hydroforming became the forefront method for developing and manufacturing irregular shaped metal parts. Die style stamping became archaic, as it became inefficient in comparison to the hydroforming method.
The old style die stamping method used heat to draw metal and parts formed using this process took longer to make as the process of shaping the metal uniformly took more time and manpower to develop. Deep draw hydroforming allowed manufacturers to create irregular or asymmetrical parts using a cold forming process. Because hydroformed parts requires less finishing work, less time and manpower is needed to create perfect pieces.
One distinct advantage of deep draw hydroforming is it allows the manufacturer to create and manipulate a variety of metals including aluminum, brass, carbon steel, stainless steel, and alloy. This versatility has allowed manufacturers to meet the demands of a variety of industries including, but not limited to the aerospace industry, the automobile industry, and the HVAC industry.
Top Advantages of Deep Draw Hydroforming
- Many parts can be formed using a one step process
- Irregular shapes can be manufactured in less time due to less finishing work on the final product
- Material stability and durability is maintained during the forming process
- Less machines are used in the process resulting in quicker set up times
- Development costs are significantly reduced
- Abnormalities such as ripping, tearing, wrinkling, and marking associated with traditional die forming is eliminated
For more information about how deep draw hydroforming can save your firm time and money in the manufacturing process, contact us. The experts at American Hydroformers have proudly served the metal manufacturing industry for over 10 years and are dedicated to creating comprehensive metal manufacturing solutions for your firm.
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