The hydroforming process, a tube bending technology, utilizing phased pressure fluid in an enclosed cavity, allows F&P to produce subframe components with more part shape flexibility. Hole piercing within the tube, occurs concurrently. CNC benders prepare the tube for hydroforming &/or laser cutting.
Advantages offered by the hydroforming process include:
For our link arm production, our 4 CNC machines cut long tube into small lengths, machining the ends using milling, facing, chamfering & reaming.