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A fluid die is a specially shaped, hardened metal shape in which another metal part can be placed and subject to hydraulic pressure in order to take on the shape of the die. Read More…

Hydroforming Hydroforming is a metalworking process in which pressurized fluids are used to shape metals. Hydroforms are produced in equipment called fluid dies.
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J&E Companies prides itself on being a single-source solution for precision metal components, weldments, and metal spinners. Our expert team pays close attention to the details of all of our products to ensure the highest quality. Industries we serve include military, medical, and industrial equipment. J&E Companies is ISO 9001, and AS9100D certified.

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Kryton Engineered Metals is an ISO 9002-certified, full-service metal spinning company. We provide high-quality custom aluminum spinning assembly as well as ready-made products and components. We know the art of spinning metal and can offer creative solutions to spin your part to your specifications. The bulk of our production is automated ensuring consistency and faster turn-around time.

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Here at G&G Metal Spinners, Inc. we work to make sure that you are receiving the top notch high quality parts that you need for your next project. We offer alloys up to 1 1/4 inch thick and 2 1/2 inch thick in Aluminum. With our cost effective methods and state of the art machinery, you can count on us for your large quantity or heavy gauged orders. Call us today for more information!

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Elyria, OH  |  440-323-8068

Elyria Metal Spinning and Fab. Co, Inc. combines experience with up-to-date, state-of-the-art equipment to produce the best in aluminum, steel, brass, copper and stainless steel spun components up to 48" in diameter. The job shop offers hand, automatic and CNC spinning as well as several preparatory and secondary operations, allowing us to meet and exceed customer expectations every time. Visit our website or call us today!

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Hydroforming is used by metalworkers to create complex, light weight metal shapes of even wall thickness and good qualities of strength. Hydroforming is a cold working process, which means that it is performed at or near room temperature. This allows for qualities of strength and durability to be imparted unto the metal as it is formed. Hydroforming is an attractive alternative to hot metalworking processes, which are very widely used metal shaping processes, but which involve a higher risk of metal oxidation and other undesirable composition changes.

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The largest consumer of hydroformed metal parts is the automotive industry. Automotive metal tubes in particular are often shaped by hydroforming processes; hydroforming can create complex shapes with irregular dimensions without decreasing tube wall thickness. Other commonly hydroformed parts include bicycle components, flexible metal bellows, chemical transmission pipes and many other products.

Hydroforming is a cost-effective way to shape metals. During the process, hydraulic fluids force metal around the contours of a die, so the material has a more consistent thickness. Hydroforming uses fluid pressure in a conventional tool set to form the part into the desired shape of the die. Hydroforming is advantageous because it can perform in one operation what other methods perform in three, while still maintaining the stiffness of the finished product.

Four primary types of hydroforming currently exist. The most popular type, hydroforming of tubes, is usually performed at low pressure and offers tubular parts with improved integrity and structural performance. Panel hydroforming, often used in the aerospace industry, is a high-pressure process that is used to achieve the correct material flow. The third type, low-pressure hydroforming, involves reshaping tubes when the cross-section definition is not strict.

High-pressure hydroforming, the fourth type, also reshapes the tube, but more drastically. In this type of hydroforming, the length-to-circumference ratio can change up to 50 percent. Aluminum, aluminum alloys, carbon steel, mild steel, copper, brass and bronze alloys, nickel, and nickel alloys are metals that are commonly used in hydroforming.

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