Forming a new approach

By Dan Davis, Editor-in-Chief
November 6, 2007

Attendees of the fifth Hydroforming Conference and Exhibition, organized by the Tube & Pipe Association, International, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, learned that hydroforming technology is not dead yet.

An engine cradle is a good example of a large, tubular part that can be altered greatly with the hydroforming process. Eagle Precision Technologies, Brantford, Ont., Canada, displayed this automotive component at the 5th annual North American Hydroforming Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 19-21.
Hydroforming's not dead yet, according to Murray Mason, vice president of engineering for Van-Rob, a Tier 1 automotive supplier based in Aurora, Ont. In fact, the metal tube forming technology may be on the verge of a renaissance…..more at