Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a premier research and development institution for science and technology applied to national security, has awarded Beckwood Press Company a contract to manufacture a Triform Deep Draw Sheet Hydroforming
So I put it to Matt Van Dyke, director, Global Lincoln: Why did they decide to go with hydroforming
, arguably more expensive than straightforward stamping (male die, female die, insert metal, apply tons of pressure in a matter of seconds, and voila
The conditions of the contact friction are constantly changing during the hydroforming
process and present a complex analytical problem, which complicates obtaining of a reliable mathematical friction model.
(Siegert, 2001) is a special method of shaping malleable metals using the pressure of water or hydraulic fluid to press the semi-finished product into a form at room temperature.
The process has advantages over conventional metal tube hydroforming
due to relatively low cost of the dies and for the forming machines than metal tube hydroforming
arising from significantly lower pressure and force requirements for deformation of polymers at higher temperatures.
Company engineers, Klaus Hertell and Prashant Soman, proposed hydroforming
multiple parts from a single work-piece.
OAKSPEC specialty fluids, lubricants, allied products, and processes meet a diversity of customer-specific requirements from fine blanking to laminate stamping, hydroforming
to tube forming, and glass grinding to creep-feed grinding.
is a specialist in close-tolerance forming of printed film using hydroforming
, a technology utilizing fluid pressure behind a diaphragm to force heated film into a mold.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Third Annual North American Hydroforming
Conference & Exhibition, Sheraton Detroit, Novi, MI, SME (800) 733-4763--September 26-28.
The patented HydroPlast Structures technology uses Vari-Form's pressure sequence hydroforming
(PSH) in conjunction with GE Advanced Materials' engineering resins.
DGT specialises in metal fabrication of complex components using advanced technologies such as hydroforming
, laser machining and welding, principally for parts used in US military jet engines.
Other products under development are steel tubing produced by hydroforming
technology and corrosion-resistant pipes made of superior grade metals.