Hydroforming is quickly becoming one of the most popular methods for metal forming. There are many benefits to the use of hydroforming, which is why it is used so widely. Hydroforming helps create stronger materials without compromising their appearance or functionality. Here are just a few of the benefits of hydroforming.
Hydroforming is a much more cost-effective method for metal-forming than the alternatives. It effectively halves the tooling costs. Traditional metal stamping requires both male and female parts to form specific shapes. Hydroforming uses a rubber diaphragm that pushes against a metal blank over a punch. The punch is essentially the male die element used in metal stamping, so hydroforming eliminates the need for the female part.
Hydroforming also creates a smooth finish, which eliminates the need for additional finishing and polishing services. This method also results in less waste, requiring less material and expenses.
Versatile and Efficient
Hydroforming is capable of forming metals in a single operation. This reduces the overall time necessary to make the parts. It is capable of forming irregular shapes with little modification. Only the punch needs to be changed to create different shapes.
Hydroforming is an extremely beneficial method for metal shaping. To determine if hydroforming is the ideal method for you, contact our experts at Sanson Machinery Group today.