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Composite Thermo-Hydroforming Manufacturing Process for Thermoplastic Composite Laminates

IntroductionIn hydroforming, a metal blank is formed into a desired shape with the use of fluid pressure impinging on the blank which in turn impinges on a die that gives the blank its final shape. Hydroforming has a number of advantages when compared to other shaping processes, including reduced tooling cost, increased drawability, and enhanced stability....
Published: 10/8/2015   |   Inventor(s): Farhang Pourboghrat, Nicholas Kuuttila
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Manufacturing Equipment