Over the last few years, CAFE standards in vehicles have continued to be hotly deliberated.
Though opinions on the subject will always vary, indicate that US fuel economy standards have already demonstrated big savings on fuel and emissions.
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.
Right now, we’re all keeping an eye on our bottom lines. With the economy still in flux due to the shakeup brought on by COVID-19, we’re all doing what we can to keep ourselves in the black.
One step you could consider is Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
Those who invest in application generally save time and money in the long run.
In one form or another, welding has been around for hundreds of years.
According to the book Friction Stir Welding: From Basics to Applications, “Although joining pieces together can be traced back more than 2,000 years, welding emerged as a viable manufacturing process only in the late 1800s.” It was not until the 1990s, however, that the method we know as friction stir welding emerged.
In that sense, it’s a “newer” technology.
It’s one thing to join pieces of metal together; it’s another to do so without changing their microstructure. The solid state joining process that uses frictional heat generated by a rotating tool has been used for a variety of applications across such industries as aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and rail. Today, FSW meets the auto industry’s high volume standard and does so in five ways.
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.
Hydroforming: Yet Another Midwest Distinctive. When Americans think of the Midwest, several distinctives may spring to mind. First, there’s Chicago, the Midwest’s largest and best-known city. Then there are the Midwestern sports teams, such as the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Midwest has always been known for its farming and has been more recently singled out for its ability to draw Hipsters. On a less well-known front, the Midwest occasionally gives its citizens a peek at the Aurora Borealis. More recently, the Midwest has become home to some of the nation’s most promising start-up companies. In fact, the region may soon have more start-ups than the Silicon Valley.