Hydroforming isn't as mysterious as it seems. This technology area is full of articles, including case studies, on hydroforming sheet metal and tubular sections.

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Avure Technologies to supply hydroform deep-draw press to Kale Pratt & Whitney

April 28, 2014

Avure Technologies, Västerås, Sweden, with additional facilities in Columbus, Ohio, has received an order for a hydroform deep-draw press from Kale Pratt & Whitney, a joint venture between Kale Holding of Istanbul, Turkey, and aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney USA. The press,...

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Hydroforming press designed for high-volume production

April 7, 2014

Interlaken Technology has introduced a new four-column hydroforming press system for running high-volume production. It is available in clamp forces from 250 to 5,000 tons. The multichannel, closed-loop control system can be programmed to handle various sizes and materials. It also offers...

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Vari-Form retires historic hydroforming press

March 31, 2014

Vari-Form, a hydroformer in Troy, Mich., has retired a press that the company says was the first machine to hydroform an automotive structural part almost 24 years ago. Production of instrument panel beams on this machine for Chrysler S body minivans (Dodge® Caravan®, Chrysler® Town &...

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Hydroforming press available in clamp forces from 250 to 5,000 tons

February 24, 2014

Interlaken Technology has introduced a four-column hydroforming press system for running high-volume production. It is available in clamp forces from 250 to 5,000 tons. The multichannel, closed-loop control system is programmed to handle various sizes and materials. It also offers dynamic mode...

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Turning up the heat on tube hydroforming - TheFabricator.com

Turning up the heat on tube hydroforming

November 1, 2013


Although hydroforming has gotten a lot of publicity in the last 20 years, a similar but lesser-known process, high-temperature metal gas forming, has been in use for more than 15 years. Because HTMGF works at elevated temperatures, it is useful for making complex shapes in titanium and aluminum, and it is making inroads into other industries as well.

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Hydroforming machines form without surface pattern distortion

October 28, 2013

FluidForming Americas has introduced its FormBalancer line of hydroforming machines to the North and South American marketplace. The machines impart friction-free metal distortion on the water-only exposed side of the part, and clamping and forming pressures can vary throughout the part creation...

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American Hydroformers increases capability for specialized welding technique

October 23, 2013

American Hydroformers, Fort Wayne, Ind., a fabricator with capabilities in hydroforming, hydraulic press work, metal stamping, and tube forming, has added a TRUMPF® TLF 6000 Turbo welding laser to deliver specialized welding techniques. According to the company, the machine combines precision and...

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Four-column hydroforming press designed for high-volume environments

June 26, 2013

Graebener-Reika Inc. has announced the availability of a new four-column hydroforming press through its parent company, Graebener Maschinentechnik. The system is suitable for high-volume environments, such as the automotive industry. The presses are available in closing forces from 800 to 5,000...

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Morphy founds Excella Technologies

May 22, 2013

Tube hydroforming industry veteran Gary Morphy has founded Excella Technologies, Cambridge, Ont., a company he started to provide part and tool design, prototype, and production services for hydroformed and other tubular parts. Drawing on his 27 years of experience in the automotive industry,...

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Pryer Technology Group, ESI Group form strategic partnership

October 25, 2012

Pryer Technology Group (PTG), manufacturer of Triform sheet hydroforming presses, has announced a strategic partnership with ESI Group, a provider of virtual prototyping systems for the manufacturing industry. Under the agreement, Triform presses now are available with ESI Group's PAM-STAMP® 2G...

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Schuler acquires ATIS GmbH - TheFabricator.com

Schuler acquires ATIS GmbH

April 19, 2012

Schuler AG, based in Göppingen, Germany, has acquired ATIS GmbH, Deggenhausertal, Germany, an engineering firm specializing in turnkey systems for large-pipe production. ATIS will provide Schuler with experience and knowledge in the planning, development, delivery, and modernization of...

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Tray-style sheet hydroforming presses made in U.S. - TheFabricator.com

Tray-style sheet hydroforming presses made in U.S.

March 5, 2012

Triform has announced that two of its tray-style sheet hydroforming presses are the first of their kind manufactured in the U.S. in more than 30 years. The fluid cell presses use high-pressure hydraulic fluid in a flexible rubber bladder to form sheet metal using a single tool. The presses...

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PTG announces new distributor network for hydroforming presses

January 23, 2012

Pryer Technology Group, Tulsa, Okla., has established a new nationwide network of distributors for its Triform sheet hydroforming presses. The distributor network comprises nearly 20 machine tool distributors and dealers covering all 50 states, as well as parts of Mexico and Canada. The...

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Hammering parts with hydroforming - TheFabricator.com

Hammering parts with hydroforming

October 11, 2010


Conventional hydroforming uses a continuously increasing pressure to form the part. Another process, hammering, relies on a hydraulic system that alternates between a programmed high pressure and low pressure.

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Planning 101: Hydroforming automation - TheFabricator

Planning 101: Hydroforming automation

June 8, 2010


Developing an automated cell of any sort requires detailed planning,and hydroforming is no exception. All elements, from tube debundling to scrap removal, are like pieces of a puzzle—and if any one of them is missing or doesn’t fit, the entire system becomes ineffective.

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