Thanks to this technique the designers have a total freedom to be creative: tubes hydroforming, in fact, allows them to obtain complex shapes that usually required more expensive and complex processes, such as casting.
In the stainless steel tubes machining, hydroforming is a revolutionary process that allows to obtain extraordinary results, with obvious advantages in terms of time and costs.
The hydroformed tubes reach much superior aesthetic and functional quality levels to those obtained with traditional processes. The hydrostatic pressure, that deforms the tubes, ensures that every single part has endured the same uniform pressure and, consequently, the absence of spring-back as well as great reliability and rigidity.
How tube hydroforming works
The tube is placed in a special die
The fluid flows into the die
The tube is formed by the action of the fluid under pressure (in some cases also due to the action of thrust actuators)
The hydroformed tube is removed from the die
An ideal technology for:
Tubes with variable diameter/radii
Tubes with variable profiles
Tubes with derivations (T, Y, etc.)
Simplification and reduction of additional operations