Chuck Smith

Engineer and Bicycle Products Manager
Worth Applied Products Inc.
2100 N. Jackson St.
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Hydroforming | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Hydroforming tapered engineered tubes

June 8, 2004 | By Chuck Smith, Taylan Altan, Ph.D., Prashant Soman, Serhat Kaya, Yingyot Aue-u-lan

Hydroforming often results in localized thinning. Using engineered tubes—tubes that have a thicker wall where the tube is most prone to thinning—can result in a stronger finished component.

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