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Recent Content on TheFabricator.com for Industrial Research & Development Institute

Article
October 10, 2002
Analyzing tubes, lubes, dies, and friction
Comparing and correlating two tests, a common bench test (twist compression) and a straight-tube corner-fill test, simulate hydroforming to find the coefficient of friction.
Article
January 10, 2002
How material influences bending for hydroforming
The bending characteristics of a tube depend on the material it is made of. Exceeding the allowable limits of this deformation results in unusable parts. The author relates his company's examination and comparison of the bending of two different seamless, extruded tubes: aluminum alloy and steel.