HYDROFORMING

Hydroforming is a very effective process through which various metals like steel, aluminum and brass can be shaped into a desired complex shape.
It is a technique of shaping a metal using a highly pressurized fluid. This method is preferred for parts that have complex contours, yet need to maintain their structural integrity. The fluid that is used could be liquid or gas pressurizes in the place of the punch in a conventional tool set to get the desired shape.

Strength of Tata Steel in the hydroforming Business

  • In-house Tube and steel making facilities
  • Availability of customized steel grades
  • In-house Hydroforming experience with Tata Steel
    Automotive engineering (UK) and Research Development & Technology team
  • R & D capability including simulation tools and expertise
  • Complete solution to OE from Conceptual design to Prototyping and final supply of component
  • Access to data base & experience on Hydroforming process and component design of Tata Steel Europe Hyfo & Tata Steel Europe R&D team

Hydroforming Press Specification

Parameter UOM Value
Press Capacity kN 35000
Slide area (Width x Length) mm 3500 x 2250
Bed area (Width x Length) mm 4300 x 2250
Die Plate Area (Width x Length) mm 4000 x 2250
Maximum Die area (Usable) mm 3500 x 2250

Current Products

Name of Component Application
Front Suspension Member Engine Cradle of Tata Nano
A Mount Member Engine Cradle of Tata Nano
B Mount Member Engine Cradle of Tata Nano

Applications

  • test

    Sub-Frame

  • Exhaust Manifold

  • Side Member

  • Exhaust Manifold

  • Side Member

  • Side Member

  • Exhaust Component

  • Bumper

  • Bumper

  • Engine Cradle

  • Aero Space Component

  • Aero Space Component

  • Frame for General Engineering

  • Semi trailing Arm

  • Bumper