If your industrial business requires the fabrication of metal parts, you may be currently using the standard processes to create them using sheet metal cutting and welding. While this method can work, you may be looking for a way to upgrade your production so you can create better parts.

When you need parts primarily created from sheet metal, you should consider the process known as hydroforming which uses pressurized water to mold the sheets into the shapes you need. There are a couple of benefits that come with using hydroforming to mold sheet metal into parts for your industrial business.

1. Creates a Stronger Metal Part Without the Need for Multiple Welds That Often Produce Weak Points

One benefit of using hydroforming over other fabrication methods to produce industrial parts out of sheet metal is that the process creates a stronger piece. With standard fabrication processes, you would need to have multiple welds to affix pieces of metal together.

Unfortunately, these welds open up the possibility of weak points, increasing the risk of breakage. However, with hydroforming, each part is all one piece, eliminating the need for multiple welds that could crack or break.

2. Requires Less Metal to Produce the Same Part to Make It Lighter and More Cost-Effective

Another benefit of using hydroforming is that the process requires less metal to produce the same part. When the sheet metal is subjected to pressurized water, it becomes thinner but maintains its strength as it is pressed into the mold.

Because of this, each part is lighter than its fabricated counterpart, which means the finished product will not weigh as much and will be easier to lift and maneuver. Also, since you do not have to use as much metal to produce the parts, each metal sheet can be used for multiple parts, which can help save the business money.

If your business requires the fabrication of metal parts, hydroforming can provide you with stronger parts that negate the need for multiple welds, decreasing the risk of having too many weak points. It also requires less metal to produce the parts, making them lightweight as well as more cost-effective because the same amount of material can create several parts. Since this process requires specialized training, you should seek out professional help with fabricating the parts. Contact a manufacturing company that offers hydroforming services to speak to someone who can further assist you.

Reach out to a manufacturer who offers hydroforming services for more information.