Cooperation for HEATforming
Wiesbaden/Göppingen – HEATform GmbH of Wiesbaden, Germany, and Schuler Hydroforming GmbH & Co. KG based in Wilnsdorf, Germany, have entered into an extensive strategic agreement concerning cooperation on HEATforming (Hot Expansion Air Technology Forming). This newly developed technology uses inner pressure to form pre-warmed hollow shapes. The process offers far greater metal deformation at lower prices when compared with conventional hydroforming applications. With immediate effect, Schuler Hydroforming will not only be offering HEATforming lines exclusively and worldwide but also supporting customers with die construction, prototyping and contract manufacturing.
Kooperation für das HEATforming
Karl Kipry, Geschäftsführer der HEATform GmbH und Klaus-Peter Hennig, Geschäftsführer von Schuler Hydroforming (von links).
“With Schuler Hydroforming we have found a partner with great experience, outstanding infrastructure and the necessary resources to quickly implement the industrial use of this new metalforming technology,” says Karl Kipry, CEO of HEATform GmbH. Klaus-Peter Hennig, Managing Director of Schuler Hydroforming, stresses the future potential of HEATforming: “With the aid of this technology, Schuler Hydroforming can meet customer requirements for high deformation rates and economic production more effectively than ever before.”
The industrial uses of the process range from the automotive and bicycle industries to heating, bathroom and design applications.
HEATforming was developed and extensively patented by Dr. Peter Amborn, co-founder of HEATform GmbH. The process has been licensed by HEATform GmbH. Schuler Hydroforming is the world’s leading hydroforming supplier, with facilities in Germany and the USA. The company is a member of the Schuler Group, the global technological and market leader in metalforming.