March 5, 2001
Many factors come into play when attempting to execute a production hydroforming operation, among them material selection, friction and lubricants, tube bending and preforming, and equipment. Many companies in the automotive sector are experiencing great success with the process, which can reduce weight, overall costs, and the number of parts per vehicle.
Built to fully exploit the benefits of fiber laser cutting LVD's Electra is one of the fastest fiber laser cutting machines on the market.
From the Web: Retraining in Atlantic City; Ford fast tracks aluminum truck; U.S. mfg losing ground - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles—Atlantic City casino workers to retrain for fab jobs; aluminum body truck production picks up speed; U.S. factories keep losing ground; materials providers focus on 3-D printing; and young entrepreneur stresses leadership.
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