When you are thinking about the multiple options that are available for working with any type of metal, many companies in the industry have chosen to use a process known as hydroforming. The manufacturing process was developed in the late 1940s and the early 1950s, and it continues to be an ideal option for adding shapes to a variety of ductile metals.
The process has a variety of benefits when you compare this process to other work processes. Some of the benefits include efficiency and precision. Hydroforming can especially provide benefits when it comes to reducing the secondary operations in the finishing stage.
Hydroforming is a process that utilizes hydraulic fluid in order to successfully press materials into a die. The process was initially developed as a substitute to stamping. Since the introduction of the method, it has continued to be a key practice in various industries. The hydroforming process provides multiple methods over other types of methods.
One of the benefits of the process is that the setup process will be faster and easier. Since the configuration of this process is not as complex as other processes, the tool change times will be faster than the other hydroforming and metal forming processes.
Components and other parts that will require multiple operations have the ability to be manufactured in a single cycle when you use the hydroforming method. This process will make it less complex to run and will not require a high amount of labor. As a result of the reduced amount of skilled labor, your business will be able to save a significant amount of money when it comes to labor expenses. You can have precise results with a low amount of scrap.
The end process creates finishes that are smooth and precise, and these are two of the things that are expected in multiple industries, including the automotive industry. The process continues to be used to create shapes that are aesthetically pleasing and accurate. Are you currently using the hydroforming process? For more information, do not hesitate to contact us today.