| 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.