Overall review of the tube hydroforming (THF) technology

Muammer Koç, Taylan Altan

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Tube hydroforming is used to describe the metal forming process whereby tubes are formed into complex shapes with a die cavity using internal pressure which is usually obtained by various means such as hydraulic, viscous medium, elastomers, polyurethanes and axial compressive forces simultaneously. Increasing use of hydroforming in automotive applications requires intensive research and development on all aspects of this new technology to satisfy an ever-increasing demand by the industry. A technological review of hydroforming process from its early years to very recent dates on various topics such as material, tribology, equipment, tooling are summarizes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-393
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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