During the last 12 years, general awareness of hydro forming has grown steadily . Although interest in hydroforming is wide ranging , the vast majority of application are in automobile industry .
Hydro forming is the process by which water pressure is used to form complex shapes from sheet or tube material.Applications of hydro forming in automotive industry are gaining globally in popularity. The trend in auto manufacturing of making parts lighter and more complicated with necessary strength reinforcement only where required is on the rise. The capability of hydro forming is more fully used to produce such complicated parts.
Hydro Forming is not panacea for manufacturing all automotive parts. The benefits of automotive light weight resin and weight reduction achieved by hydroforming can be measured in kilogram. It cannot be applied to every components, one has to study inability of hydro forming the part and the economic and technical payback. Just like transistor revolutionized the electronic industry, hydro forming has taken the vehicle manufacturing industry a step up to evolutionary ladder, allowing auto component for vehicle . Although hydroforming has not taken off rapidly as it should have , is only matter on time before this technology is absorbed in the industry ..