Advantages of mandrel bending vs hydroforming

January 15, 2017

 

 

By having full control over the entire bending process, the spring back of the metal can be controlled more quickly and cost effectively than when using hydroforming.

 

When hydroforming tubes, variations of spring back and twisting can occur during the forming process.

 

This can only be addressed by updating the already expensive tooling to counter this movement which can take time that is rarely available in Formula 1.

 

Using mandrels during our bending processes, our expert tube benders can control the pressure, the speed and angles at which the exotic materials such as inconel and titanium are formed to create the perfect bend to use from a high power Formula 1 engine to aerospace components or heat exchangers.

 

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