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Hydroforming Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Exploring Hydroforming

    Hydroforming is a specific method used to shape ductile metals, such as aluminum, stainless steel, low alloy steels, and brass into particular shapes using a combination of die pressing and fluid injection. Hydroforming transforms the metal into a desired shape without the use of heat, which allows the metal to retain a high level of strength. The process of forming metal using the hydro-forming process is fairly simple. A machine has a mold for the desired finished shape of the part. The piece of metal is placed inside the machine...

  • Hydroforming: Another Cold Working Process

    A widely used process in the automotive industry is hydroforming. Hydroforming is also referred to as hydramolding and is mainly used to make lighter and stronger unibody vechicle structures. It is especially used in the high-end sports car industry. It is also used to shape the aluminum tubes of bicycle frames. The metalworking process of hydroforming utilizes pressurized fluids to shape metals in equipment called fluid dies. Fluid dies are a hardened metal shape of a specific shape to be molded. The metal to be formed is placed on this...

  • Hydroforming New Drive Shafts

    Hydroforming is the process of shaping somewhat malleable metals into unique shapes and pieces. In the process of hydroforming, a piece of metal is placed inside an enclosed mold. Water or another fluid is then pressed into the mold, which adds pressure and weight on the metal piece. The metal then takes on the shape of the mold. Hydroforming is used with many different kinds of metals, including steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and stainless steel. Many metal manufacturing companies choose to use hydroforming over other metal forming techniques because hydroformed...

  • Creating Quality With Hydroforming

    Chances are, many of the things that you use or come in contact with on a daily basis were made using a hydroforming process. The car you drive, the bike you ride and the airplanes you travel in all use hydroforming to build their products. Hydroforming is a cost effective process to shape metals, and it possesses many characteristics that make it a popular manufacturing choice for many different products and applications. Just like the name suggests, hydroforming is a process used to shape metal that uses the pressure of...

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Hydroforming

Hydroforming is a metalworking process in which pressurized fluids are used to shape metals. Hydroforms are produced in equipment called fluid dies. A fluid die is a specially shaped, hardened metal shape in which another metal part can be placed and subject to hydraulic pressure in order to take on the shape of the die.

Hydroforming is used by metalworkers to create complex, light weight metal shapes of even wall thickness and good qualities of strength. Hydroforming is a cold working process, which means that it is performed at or near room temperature. This allows for qualities of strength and durability to be imparted unto the metal as it is formed. Hydroforming is an attractive alternative to hot metalworking processes, which are very widely used metal shaping processes, but which involve a higher risk of metal oxidation and other undesirable composition changes. The largest consumer of hydroformed metal parts is the automotive industry. Automotive metal tubes in particular are often shaped by hydroforming processes; hydroforming can create complex shapes with irregular dimensions without decreasing tube wall thickness. Other commonly hydroformed parts include bicycle components, flexible metal bellows, chemical transmission pipes and many other products.

Hydroforming is a cost-effective way to shape metals. During the process, hydraulic fluids force metal around the contours of a die, so the material has a more consistent thickness. Hydroforming uses fluid pressure in a conventional tool set to form the part into the desired shape of the die. Hydroforming is advantageous because it can perform in one operation what other methods perform in three, while still maintaining the stiffness of the finished product. Four primary types of hydroforming currently exist. The most popular type, hydroforming of tubes, is usually performed at low pressure and offers tubular parts with improved integrity and structural performance. Panel hydroforming, often used in the aerospace industry, is a high-pressure process that is used to achieve the correct material flow. The third type, low-pressure hydroforming, involves reshaping tubes when the cross-section definition is not strict. High-pressure hydroforming, the fourth type, also reshapes the tube, but more drastically. In this type of hydroforming, the length-to-circumference ratio can change up to 50 percent. Aluminum, aluminum alloys, carbon steel, mild steel, copper, brass and bronze alloys, nickel, and nickel alloys are metals that are commonly used in hydroforming.

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Hydroforming – Acme Metal Spinning Inc.
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Hydroforming – Lansco Manufacturing Services
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Hydroforming – Lansco Manufacturing Services
Hydroforming – Lansco Manufacturing Services
Hydroforming – Lansco Manufacturing Services


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