Mountain bikers have been making lots of noise lately about the 2021 Chisel Comp, produced by the U.S.-based company Specialized. Lightweight and stiff, the new Chisel Comp perfectly balanced, designed to handle rough terrain with ease. This might explain why the model sold out more or less immediately.
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If you take time to check out the best and newest bikes on the market, from dirt bikes to street bikes to racing bikes, you’ll find most of them have one thing in common.
They all have hydroformed components.
Take, for example, the 2020 Polygon Cleo 2.
High-quality components are created with Hydroforming, which continues to be a useful technology for businesses in all industries, especially the automotive industry. Hydroforming is used to create viable parts in the automotive industry, including components for cars and trucks that you see on the streets on a daily basis.
Hydroforming continues to be one of the best and more popular alternatives to form metal. Hydroforming continues to be used widely across a variety of industries for multiple reasons. The hydroforming process can be used to create durable and indestructible materials that will not be jeopardized in regards to its ability to carry out its purpose. The hydroforming process can also create the necessary parts and components without negatively impacting the appearance of the parts and components.
Look around your office or house or walk through a furniture store. Spend some time in the contemporary section and you will see how hydroforming is used to create furniture.
Do you own or operate a business that concentrates on creating customized and personalized motor vehicles? If you are, you will probably want to think about learning as much as you can about hydroformed components. Hydroformed components are typically made in more than one way, including tube hydroforming. Tube hydroforming is a preference for many who are responsible for completing body work and automotive designs.
Hydroformed Components Keeping American Commutes Healthy and Affordable. Recently there has been a sudden uptick in the number of people who bike to work instead of driving cars or taking public transportation.
Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report…Nationwide; the number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade, from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 during the 2008-2012 period (US Census Bureau).
In the middle of the US, located in what is universally known as the “breadbasket” of America, sits the heart of hydroforming in the Midwest. The sometimes seldom-known but vastly innovative production, which benefits almost every industry big and small, technically termed as “hydroforming,” sits atop ingenuity. Bringing with it vast benefits for just about any industry that chooses to use its simple, yet effective design principles.
Here are 5 benefits of hydroformed components :
1. Simple but strong products. Hydroformed components are designed strong, and built to last a long time. It’s just how they are produced. Hydroformed products often beat out similarly designed products made to perform in the same manner.
2. Increased ductile and tensile strength. Compared to regular products of the same design, hydroformed products exhibit an increased ability to be drawn out (ductile), and used in restrictive, tense environments (tensile). This has to do with the selection of metals used for design, thanks to years of consistent research.
3. Cost-effective savings. Because of the design concept, shaping ductile metals into lightweight components brings with it an incredible savings. Add to that low material costs, and the savings is passed back on.
4. A variety of production methods. With hydroforming, there’s something for everybody in terms of design technique. From tube hydroforming to deep draw hydroforming to metal stamping, any type of component is open to design.
5. Efficient production technique. Unlike traditional means of production, hydroforming offers several time-saving measures, like quick changeover times, reduction in tooling, quicker operations, and less need for manual operators. Meaning components are made faster, and with less wait time.
All in all, hydroforming in the Midwest beats out many other production and design techniques in the same category. For lightweight precision, with consistent guaranteed quality, hydroforming offers numerous benefits over traditional methods of production.
For more information on hydroforming, techniques, designs and innovations, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can walk you through the process to find out how we can help you with your every need.
As more and more automotive engineers begin to learn and source more hydroformed parts and components, the hydroforming industry sits on the verge of rapid growth. Mercedes-AMG selects hydroformed parts for its new CL63 intake. Mercedes -AMG engineers found the hydroformed intakes to be “extremely short charge-air ducting makes for outstanding responsiveness. The stainless steel pressure pipes for the fresh and charge air are produced by the hydroforming process, have a wall thickness of only 0.03 inches and are designed for very low pressure loss.” Again, the benefits of using hydroformed parts to remove costly processes like welding not only remove labor and quality constraints, but it gives the manufacturer the ability to use the proper gauge material while removing unnecessary weight at the same time.
High performance and race cars have long used tubular frame construction for its strength and light weight nature. With the latest federal mandates for mileage and crash worthiness, hydroformed frames are a good solution.