Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A process in which naphthas are converted to high-octane aromatics in the presence of hydrogen and a catalyst under pressure and heat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cost-effective way of shaping malleable metals into lightweight, stiff pieces by means of high-pressure hydraulic fluid.

Etymologies

hydro- +‎ forming (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Samsung makes the camera's body through a process called hydroforming, which is more typically used for manufacturing car parts and bike frames; hydroforming creates a smooth shape through liquid pressure.

    PCWorld

  • In fact, the X2 is the first chassis to use 'hydroforming', a specialised die-forming process that uses high-pressure hydraulic fluid to shape chassis components.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • The X2 platform in Tata Aria incorporates 'hydroforming', a specialised dye-forming process.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Mr. DWAYNE SPRADLIN (President and CEO, InnoCentive): The first example I'll give you is called explosive hydroforming.

    Helping The Pros: Amateur Ideas To Stop The Oil Spill

  • There's only so much you can say about aluminium tubing, even though hydroforming gave it some extra mileage.

    The Irrelevancy of Time: Bicycle Products Don't Spoil

  • We approached the auto-parts makers and convinced them that, even though we didn't then have a tube mill in our asset mix, we could make the highest-quality tubes for their hydroforming operations.

    Creating a Culture of Opportunity in Canada

  • We see an exciting opportunity to increase market share by working with car makers to take out production costs by advancing new technologies like hydroforming, while incorporating benefits such as increased strength and added safety.

    Creating a Culture of Opportunity in Canada

  • One of these products is tubular steel used for hydroforming, a process where manufacturers mould a length of steel tube into complex shapes using thousands of pounds of water pressure.

    Creating a Culture of Opportunity in Canada

  • Through the utilization of hydroforming and stamping, the designs took advantage of several steel manufacturing processes.

    Autoblog Green

  • The stainless steel pressure pipes for the fresh and charge air are produced by the hydroforming process, have a wall thickness of only 0.03 inches and are designed for very low pressure loss.

    Top Speed

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