Hydroforming

The hydroforming process due to the hydro-dynamic fluid action (additivated water) injected at a high pressure within the mold (up to 4.500bar/65.000 psi), determines the sheet metal’s deformation inside the mold by pushing the liquid, so doing obtaining the shape desired. This process starting from a sheet metal allows to achieve complex shapes. The hydroforming process offers high advantages also for the tubes’ deformation, in terms of reduction of time and lower costs. Moreover, it reduces the operations’ fulfillment by cutting and drilling during the hydroforming phase. The hydro-formed components may be realized with different types of stainless steels, carbon steel, aluminum, copper, magnesium and so on.
Gigant Italia is able to design and manufacture Hydraulic Presses for hydroforming processes and/or integrate hydro-forming power units on existing or new presses, thanks to the R&D engineering work carried-out in the last few years