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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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Schuler's expertise is in the engineering and manufacture of metalforming systems, and produces components and parts, such as hydroformed stainless steel exhaust systems.
Weil Engineering has been a pioneer in the manufacturing of laser welding systems for tubes and has developed automated production lines for catalytic converters, exhaust systems and hydroformed tubes.
The one-piece construction is made of hydroformed stainless steel with no cracks or seams, making the unit suitable for use in extreme lab conditions.
The SIAG Great Lakes Partnership to build wind towers on the plant was a first step, but Strapp says there are other possibilities in the auto supply industry including seat manufacturing, hot-dipped galvanized steel and making hydroformed car frames from tubular steel.
Exceptionally light and stiff, the Z06's unique fixed-roof aluminum body structure has one-piece hydroformed perimeter rails with cast suspension nodes.
For the validation program, the partners developed a HydroPlast Structure FEM using a hydroformed insert combined with Noryl GTX resin, a modified high-performance PPO/PA alloy.
The spring rate can be just one-fifth to one-tenth that of hydroformed brass bellows of the same size.
Explaining the advantages of hydroformed parts is at the top of my list.
Electrodepositing makes bellows walls just one-tenth the thickness of ordinary stampings and one-quarter the thickness of hydroformed bellows.
A one-piece hydroformed reflector with specular anodized Alzak finish provides light output and uniform pavement illumination.
Tailored blanks account for nearly 40 percent of the body structure of the AVC vehicles, with hydroformed parts totaling more than 20 percent, according to the ULSAB-AVC.
Crucial to the design is the pump's housing, hydroformed of titanium and consisting of two parts -- the can or bottom body and the top or upper body.