Special Issue "Latest Hydroforming Technology of Metallic Tubes and Sheets"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: material processing; intelligent forming; process simulation
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Interests: material processing; theory of plasticity; mechanical design
Hydroforming processes of metal tubes and sheets are widely applied in manufacturing because of the increasing demand for lightweight parts in sectors such as the automobile, aerospace, and ship-building industries. This technology is relatively new compared with rolling, forging or stamping, so that there is no much knowledge available for the product or process designers. Comparing to conventional manufacturing via stamping and welding, In particular, tube hydroforming offers several advantages, such as (1) decrease in workpiece cost, tool cost and product weight, (2) improvement of structural stability and increase of the strength and stiffness of the formed parts, (3) more uniform thickness distribution, (4) fewer secondary operations, etc. However, this technology is suffering some disadvantages, such as slow cycle time, expensive equipment and lack of effective database for tooling and process design.
Compound forming, which involves hydroforming and other forming processes such as crushing or preforming, is implemented to achieve a lower clamping force and forming pressure, as well as to ensure a uniformly distributed thickness of the formed product. Other tube hydroforming related hydro-piercing, hydro-joining, hydro-flanging and hydro-inlaying are also important topics.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest achievements in various tube and sheet hydroforming processes and other tube processing technology and Innovation. Through this Special Issue, comprehensive understanding of the present status and future trend of tube/sheet hydroforming technology are expected. Thus, all researchers in this field are invited to contribute.
If you need any further information about this Special Issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Prof. emer Ken-ichi Manabe
Prof. Dr. Yeong-Maw Hwang
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- Tube hydroforming
- Sheet hydroforming
- Light weight structure
- Joining and piecing
- Formability evaluation
- Numerical methods
- New processing technology and innovation