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hydroforming

[¦hī·drə‚for·miŋ]
(chemical engineering)
A petroleum-refinery process in which naphthas are passed over a catalyst at elevated temperatures and moderate pressures in the presence of added hydrogen or hydrogen-containing gases, to form high-octane BTX aromatics for motor fuels or chemical manufacture.
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The vehicle's frame has left and right hydroformed aluminum tube center sections that are fitted with pairs of connecting nodes and front/rear crush zones.
Their long-standing experience in India and Korea respectively assists us in demonstrating the unique performance and cost advantages of hydroformed assemblies.
Hydroformed parts can be contoured like blow molded tanks, which are similar in cost and weight, Pilot says.
Vari-Form is the industry-leading manufacturer of lightweight, hydroformed structural parts for pickup trucks, SUVs and light vehicles.
It is to be built on a hydroformed ladder-frame chassis and feature a larger screen infotainment system, three-spoke steering wheel and rectangular AC vents.
Still, Rich and his colleagues believe that there is going to be a significant increase in the amount of hydroformed aluminum in the months ahead so they're working on the ways and means to optimize the process.
Utilizing its multi-axis torch, the unit laser cuts stamped, hydroformed, and spun pre-formed parts as well as 2D cuts and bevels in flat material.
Now, some automotive builders are using hydroforming for frame rails, engine cradles, and in door assemblies; aerospace firms are finding that hydroformed tubing can be used effectively in fuel systems; and the home appliance industry is discovering uses such as cabinet strengthening and even some exterior features, such as door handles.
An all-steel dually cargo box with hydroformed steel outer fenders.
As a result hydroformed components are increasingly being used in the aerospace, automotive and other industries.