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hy·dro·form·ing

 (hī′drə-fôr′mĭng)
n.
1. A process in which olefinic and carbocyclic petroleum products are converted to high-octane branched-chain alkanes in the presence of hydrogen and a catalyst under pressure and heat.
2. A manufacturing technique in which high-pressure hydraulic fluid is used to mold a sheet or tube of metal stock by forcing it against the surface of a die.

hy′dro·form′er n.
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hydroforming

(ˈhaɪdrəʊˌfɔːmɪŋ)
n
1. (Chemistry) the catalytic reforming of petroleum to increase the proportion of aromatic and branched-chain hydrocarbons
2. (General Engineering) engineering a forming process in which a metal component is shaped by a metal punch forced against a die, consisting of a flexible bag containing a fluid
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22, 2019), "Method for Hydroforming a Container from a Preform," Denis Gillet (Discma AG, Zurich, Switzerland)
Across its five locations, the company specialises in all forming methods, including titanium sol-gel coating, metal bonding, specialty alloy welding, stretch forming, hydroforming, welding, brazing, processing, titanium SPF forming and aluminum and titanium chemical milling, among other capabilities.
Tube hydroforming process: A reference guide, Materials & Design 33: 328-339.
Designers can use tubes, metal spinning, hydroforming, deep draw die parts, or other 3D stamping to create the part shape.
By hydroforming the frame rails out of high-strength steel, the engineers were able to create comprehensively boxed sections for stiffness that had varying thickness along its length and width.
De Silva, "Free-bending--a new bending technique in the hydroforming process chain," Journal of Materials Processing Technology, vol.
There's a better way, and one that--once you've made the initial investment of $180 to $200 for a custom hydroforming die--costs you only time, and not much of that.
Lin, "Forming characteristic of sheet hydroforming under the influence of through-thickness normal stress," Journal of Materials Processing Technology, vol.