Hydroforming is a process where fluid pressure is applied to ductile metallic blanks (either tubes or sheet metal) to form component shapes. The process is gradually replacing stamped and welded parts in many automotive and other applications. This comprehensive book covers the fundamentals of the process, hydroforming systems, material selection and industrial applications. Process variations such as low pressure hydroforming and heatform / warm hydroforming are covered and the future of hydroforming hybrid processes are analysed. It presents current research from leading innovators in the important hydroforming field from around the world.
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