Two Musical Instruments with Hydroformed Components
While most of us tend to associate hydroforming with the automotive and cycling worlds, other industries make good use of hydroformed components as well. The music industry is one of them. Apart from the aspect of electronics and amplification, certain instruments have hydroformed components as well. Two great examples of this are the steel drum and the alto saxophone.
The Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone is hailed as one of the most popular models, favored by band directors around the country. One of its main attractions?
The new 62 neck’s slightly narrower bore provides a faster response and greater control relative to its predecessor. The 62 style neck allows a comfortable flow of air so that every player can attain a solid tonal core.
That narrow bore is made possible (not to mention affordable) through hydroforming.
Steel drums are likewise perfected through the hydroforming process, along with pneumatic hammering and spinning. Thanks to recent developments, steel drums are now more affordable and available than ever, meaning more and more people are able to relax and enjoy the steady rhythms of the Caribbean no matter where they are in the world.
These are just two examples of how the work we do benefits the music industry; and when the music industry thrives, we all win. Not only does a thriving creative environment benefit the economy, but it benefits our souls as well as we’re blessed by the outcome of more musicians and, best of all, more music.
Here at American Hydroformers, we are proud to be a part of what’s going on in many industries. We’re confident that we would be able to meet all of your hydroforming needs as well. If you have questions or comments about this, or if you would like to chat about anything else, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to working with you.