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Hydroforming | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

The heat is off

March 7, 2006 | By Tom Driggers

To make a complex heat exchanger shell, a company produces a prototype model using the hydroforming process, analyzing fatigue, thinning, and cycle times to decide if the process will prove to be cost-effective.

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Hydroforming | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Fill 'er Up

March 27, 2003 | By Tom Driggers

Hydroforming is gaining ground in the manufacture of many automotive components,such as pillars, frame rails, and engine cradles. Automakers are finding hydroforming advantageous for forming many smaller parts also. The process is useful for manufacturing an automobile fuel filler tube, which is the expanded portion of a fuel filler assembly where a fuel nozzle is inserted.

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