It’s no secret that tube hydroforming simplifies production and lowers production costs for a wide variety of products. At least, it’s no secret to those who work in the industry. For those in need of practical examples, read on.
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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.
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.
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.
Most private citizens are unaware that current CAFE standards exist, let alone what they mean and how they impact our society. That doesn’t mean that the average person remains unaffected by them, though.
Before we get to specifics, however, let’s consider what CAFE standards actually are and what they’re intended to accomplish.
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.
Adding an extra step to a process is rarely considered efficient. After all, streamlining steps usually means that tasks are accomplished more quickly. However, if the added step is designed to save time and money in the long run, then would it not be worth considering?
This is the case with Finite Element Analysis (FEA). It’s an extra step in the process, but it’s an important one.
Tube Hydroforming, a metal fabricating and forming process, helps to shape metals into their desired shapes. This technique can be used to shape various metals including steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and stainless steel. It is a cost-effective process that uses a highly pressurized fluid in order to shape metal. It is best used to replace the older process of stamping two halves then welding them together. The process of tube hydroforming saves on labor, tools, and material costs. But how does it work?
Not every company needs to avail itself of hydroforming services. We know that. As leaders in the industry, we are also aware of increasing demand for our services. In fact, as businesses grow, they might find themselves in need of hydroforming in areas where they used to use alternatives.