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Friction Stir Welding: What is it and How Does it Work?

Friction Stir Welding: What is it and How Does it Work?

Lauded as the most significant innovation in metal joining in the last decade, Friction Stir Welding (FSW) introduces a solid-state joining process that is environmentally friendly, versatile, and energy efficient. FSW outperforms conventional fusion welding by joining aerospace aluminum alloys, and other metallic alloys, that are high-strength. The significance of this advancement is that aerospace aluminum alloys, like 2XXX and 7XXX series, have been classified as virtually non-weldable with conventional welding processes because of porosity and microstructure solidification behavior. Resistance welding can be performed on aluminum alloys, however, surface preparation has to be performed, which is expensive and surface oxide becomes a problem.

Automotive Industry: What Is Tube Hydroforming?

Automotive Industry: What Is Tube Hydroforming?

When the right circumstances present themselves, hydroforming can be a cost-effective and reliable resource in your manufacturing process. Tube hydroforming will generally produce structural components that will be more reliable and stronger than they would be if you used one of the conventional methods. 

What Is Hydroforming: Sheet Metal Hydroforming

What Is Hydroforming: Sheet Metal Hydroforming

Metal hydroforming is not anything new, but it does offer an appropriate alternative that some manufacturers may not be considering. If your organization or company does not currently own any hydroforming equipment or operate any hydroforming equipment, how do you make the decision on whether hydroforming can be the appropriate method for your upcoming sheet metal project? 

The Curious Case of the Tesla Model 3

The Curious Case of the Tesla Model 3

Tesla cars have been around for a while now, and successive models have been called everything from an “all-electric dream car” to an “eco-friendly gift to the motoring masses.” Of course, press for Tesla hasn’t been exclusively glowing: there have also been reports of car fires, which technically are a type of “glowing” report, but not the type anyone would want. 

Hydroformed Components In The Automotive Industry

Hydroformed Components In The Automotive Industry

Do you own or operate a business that concentrates on creating customized and personalized motor vehicles? If you are, you will probably want to think about learning as much as you can about hydroformed components. Hydroformed components are typically made in more than one way, including tube hydroforming. Tube hydroforming is a preference for many who are responsible for completing body work and automotive designs. 

American Hydroformers News Roundup: Spring, 2018

American Hydroformers News Roundup: Spring, 2018

Here at American Hydroformers, we like to keep abreast of the latest developments in the world of hydroforming. Every once in a while, we bring together a few interesting news articles for your instruction and edification. 

A Tube Hydroforming Background is Necessary in Manufacturing Today

A Tube Hydroforming Background is Necessary in Manufacturing Today

Fundamentals

It’s very important for modern manufacturers to understand tube hydroforming, especially if they work in certain industries. This is absolutely a technique that will be able to save a wide range of industrialists a lot of money over the years while allowing them to create better products.

Leveraging FEA for Pre-Production Needs

Leveraging FEA for Pre-Production Needs

In some situations, speed is of the essence. Think of self-styled “fast food” or “quick service” dining establishments. If such restaurants are unable to provide quality food quickly enough, their clientele may question the business model.

In many situations, however, the speed at which a good or service can be provided is less important than the quality. Although timing clearly does matter, speed doesn’t trump effectiveness. This is especially important to remember during pre-production.

Is the Pressure to Meet CAFE Standards Rising or Falling?

Is the Pressure to Meet CAFE Standards Rising or Falling?

Are CAFE standards rising or falling? If we know one thing about American policy and lawmaking, it’s that nothing stays static forever. Over the past centuries of our country’s history, we’ve enacted laws, rolled them back, and reenacted new ones in their places. This is the shape of progress: sometimes we must take a step back in order to take new steps forward.

American Hydroformers: Hydroforming in the Automotive Industry

American Hydroformers: Hydroforming in the Automotive Industry

Hydroforming is a fabrication method that is regularly used in the transportation and automotive industries. Hydroforming is used so often because it allows even the most complex shapes to be created without the need to weld parts. Many automakers have relied on a traditional stamping method and a traditional welding method to fabricate components.

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