Donald Godfrey

Senior Manager, Hydroforming and Stamping
F & P America Manufacturing Inc.
2101 Corporate Drive
Troy, OH 45373


Phone: 937-339-0212
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Eliminating final trim shearing of hydroformed tube

October 9, 2003

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The most common way to establish tube length after hydroforming is by cutting or shearing the tube to a specified dimension; however, cutting out this step can reduce scrap. A new method designed to eliminate this step combines forming the end of a tube to resemble its final form with using a hydroform die to correct end position variations off the bender. While this approach eliminates the final shear trim operation, it also presents new challenges.

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