American Hydroformers announces new Universal Die Insert Holder designed to reduce the tooling and die costs associated with hydroforming.
Fort Wayne, IN (May 31, 2012) – American Hydroformers, a leader in the hydroforming industry, has announced the purchase and implementation of a new universal die insert holder. The acquisition of this new die insert holder will allow American Hydroformers to reduce the tooling cost associated with hydroforming by as much as 60%.
Consisting of hydraulic cylinders, position encoders, upper and lower base plates, and a part specific cavity, a hydroforming die makes up a very large portion of the cost related to hydroforming. With American Hydroformers universal die insert holder, customers are only required to purchase the part specific cavity, eliminating the need for the other costly components. This helps to greatly reduce overall part cost as well as tooling and die overheads.
American Hydroformers currently has two universal die insert holders that accommodate both large and small parts. Ideal for low to medium runs, these die insert holders enable better price controls while also greatly reducing overall tooling expenses.
Unlike other metal forming techniques, hydroforming allows for increased part strength, lower part weight, and greater design flexibility, while also improving overall part quality.
Founded in 2003, American Hydroformers specializes in the tube hydroforming manufacturing process. Our capabilities include numerous metal forming techniques such as hydroforming, hydraulic press work, metal stamping, and tube forming. In addition to hydroformed components, American Hydroformers offers complete assembly level fabrication of automotive structures, robotic welding, and both industrial laser and plasma cutting.
Unlike other metal forming techniques, hydroforming allows for increased part strength, lower part weight, and greater design flexibility, while also improving overall part quality. Contact us to see how you can reduce your tooling and part costs.