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Part of the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Processes Video Series, this program examines the basic materials, tools, and techniques of tubular hydroforming and sheet metal hydroforming.
The tubular hydroforming segment features detailed animations and production applications of the three primary types of tubular hydroforming techniques: low-pressure hydroforming, high-pressure hydroforming, and pressure sequence hydroforming. The use of hydro-bending, in-process hydro-piercing, and the importance of lubricants are also presented.
The sheet metal hydroforming segment focuses on rubber diaphragm forming, and active hydro-mechanical drawing operations. The secondary operations performed on hydroformed parts, such as additional holemaking, part trimming, and joining operations are also presented.
By Philip D Rufe, CMfgE
By Ahmad K Elshennawy, Gamal S Weheba, PhD