A New Die Design for Sheet Hydroforming of Complex Industrial Parts
Some new sheet hydroforming processes have been introduced during the last few years to increase the application and to overcome some of the limitations in conventional deep drawing. In recent years, the applications of sheet hydroforming have become increased. Nowadays, this technology has been largely accepted by industries for the production of different components with specific characteristics. Despite the advantages of the sheet hydroforming techniques, they have their own disadvantages. In this paper, a new sheet hydroforming technique is presented that improves the applications of the current sheet hydroforming processes. The proposed technique is applied to two complex non-symmetrical industrial parts. It is shown that the new technique can produce the products very well. In addition, it is shown that the forming pressure and load are very low compared with those of other hydrofoming methods.
M. S. J. Hashmi, B. S. Yilbas and S. Naher
M. Bakhshi et al., "A New Die Design for Sheet Hydroforming of Complex Industrial Parts", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 83-86, pp. 1084-1091, 2010