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Advantages of Hydroforming for Aerospace Applications

Hydroforming is frequently and advantageously applied within the aerospace industry. The typically high complexity of aerospace components necessitates a fabrication technique that canaerospace-cap-edited-500x477 effectively produce the desired shapes and forms. Metal sheet hydroforming provides an economical manufacturing solution for parts with asymmetrical or complex geometries and irregular contours as the process requires fewer passes to produce the desired part than a comparable matched die stamping process.

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Helander Facility Capabilities

For more than 80 years, Helander has been providing companies with metal forming and fabricating services.  Working on projects for the aerospace, automotive, medical, and agricultural industries, among others, our niche is forming cylindrically shaped parts — ranging from one to 72 inches in diameter — in all types of metals and production quantities.  Our facility is equipped for projects involving CNC machining, metal spinning, and secondary services such as turning, drilling, milling, boring, threading, and tapping.

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The Versatility of Metal Spinning and Hydroforming

An extremely versatile technique dating back to ancient times, metal spinning — also known as metal turning or spin forming — allows ductile metal to be formed into different shapes by rotating it on a spindle. 

Hydroforming is also utilized to form metal into varying shapes. The main difference with hydroforming is that it uses pressurized hydraulic fluids to shape a flat metal disc.

Without removing any of the material, and thereby keeping the metal strong, these process can turn malleable metals into high-performance parts for a wide range of applications and industries.

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Metal-Spun Furniture: Maximizing Strength and Beauty with Steel

Solutions for Custom Furniture Design

The modern use of metals to construct furniture dates back to cast iron tables created in the early 19th century; contemporary designers seeking custom parts still frequently rely on metal for the construction of high quality furniture. Metal furniture not only remains durable and strong throughout its lifetime, but it also offers construction flexibility and deeply pleasing aesthetics.  While many metal forming processes exist for furniture construction, one of the best methods to create attractive and complex furniture projects is metal spinning.

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Metal Spinning: Creating Superior Food Processing Equipment

Durability in the Most Important Settings

In the world of food processing, manufacturing the highest quality equipment is of paramount importance.  Not only does food need to be kept safe, but the equipment itself must be able to function smoothly even in the most difficult industrial conditions.

Food processing equipment needs to endure high temperatures and resist corrosion in damp environments.  While there are a number of different materials and processes that are commonly used to manufacture this equipment, metal spinning using stainless steel allows for highly durable equipment that meets customers’ exact specifications.

 

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