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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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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Hydroformed Parts

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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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft. of booth space, the show attracted nearly 31,000 visitors from more than 75 countries, a 27 percent...

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Hydroformed tubular part

Forming a new approach

November 6, 2007 | By Dan Davis

Attendees of the fifth Hydroforming Conference and Exhibition, organized by the Tube & Pipe Association, International, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, learned that hydroforming technology is not dead yet.

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...

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Achieving aluminum's mass at steel's cost

September 11, 2007 | By Scott Thibodeau, Tanya Weber-Bateman

Tube traditionally is produced with a constant wall thickness, leaving design engineers stuck with designing tubular parts and unable to optimize them. A tube with variable wall thickness changes all that. This technology allows design engineers to specify the wall thickness in various areas of a tubular component—increasing the wall thickness in bend regions to prevent splitting and decreasing wall thickness elsewhere to reduce part weight.

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