|Metal Forming Process Technologies
Metal forming processes are continually evolving to meet production and cost reduction goals, industry requirements and governmental regulations. As manufacturing processes become more sophisticated with higher-value material and product designs replacing older techniques, new demands for complex parts are driving the development of new types of fabrication processes. In this newsletter, Baverstam explores these advanced process technologies such as hydroforming, magnetic pulse forming, explosive forming and superplastic forming and highlights recent breakthroughs in metal forming technologies. It further reports advances in metal coatings such as nanocoatings and lubricants and die materials used in metal forming processes.