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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 | By Teruaki Yogo

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 | By Mike Bollheimer

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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Isotech partners with AMALCO to offer hydroforming, deep drawing

April 15, 2010

Isotech Inc., Hatfield, Pa., a supplier of precision linear-motion products, has announced a partnership with AMALCO of Mountainside, N.J., to provide clients with hydroforming and deep-drawing manufacturing processes. AMALCO operates from a 60,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and can meet Mil...

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Long-part-capable hydroform presses are portable

August 11, 2009

Pryer Technology Group offers Triform BD series hydroform presses. The long-part-capable machines are portable, weighing as low as 14,000 lbs. The 1632-5 model requires just 72 sq. ft. of floor space without any need for a pit or special foundation.The presses generate 5,000 PSI, which helps...

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Keeping hydroforming competitive

September 30, 2008 | By Klaus Hertell, Prashant Soman

ASTM A513 (Standard Specification for Electric-Resistance-Welded Carbon and Alloy Steel Mechanical Tubing) is a conventional specification that governs tube for many uses, and hydroformers have been relying on tube made to this standard for many years. However, some hydroformers think that some aspects of this specification aren't appropriate for hydroforming: Some portions of it need to be tightened up and others loosened. Developing a modified specification specifically for hydroforming likely will result in less expensive tubing and fewer failures.

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Hydraulic presses, hydroforming systems can be custom made for almost any industry

September 16, 2008

The Beckwood Press Co. offers hydraulic presses and automated systems, available from 2 to 2,000-plus tons; benchtop presses from 2 to 50 tons; and servo-motion presses from 2 to 150-plus tons. These presses can be made for almost any industry, with various capabilities and options.The company's...

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Hydroforming press suitable for production, materials research applications

July 15, 2008

Interlaken Technology Corp. offers hydroforming press systems for use in production and materials research applications. The computer-controlled hydraulic press systems, which incorporate data acquisition, are designed to hydroform tube and sheet.The press systems are equipped with the company's...

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Bosch Rexroth opens new facility

July 15, 2008

Bosch Rexroth Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., recently opened a new facility, Tech Center East, in Rochester Hills, Mich.Tech Center East is involved in developing hydraulic hybrid systems that are being tested to conserve energy and reduce the environmental impact of vehicles. The facility also...

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One pipe or two?

June 17, 2008 | By Colin Macrae

The energy sector is hot right now, and so is pipe production. Finding the optimum material for making pipe for this industry is tricky. Low-alloy carbon steels tend to be strong, but lack corrosion resistance. Stainless steels resist corrosion but lack strength. Cladding low-alloy carbon steel with a thin layer of a corrosion-resistant alloy is a suitable process, one that AWS Schaefer has devised for manufacturing such pipes.

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