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  Press Relase: hde Solutions in top form
Posted by: Hydro_Publishing on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 09:47 PM
 
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After successful MBO: healthy order books and figures well in the black for the hydroforming specialists “hde Solutions GmbH”

Menden, 22nd July 2003. There have been some difficult times for the venerable family business of “hde Metallwerk GmbH” of Menden in the Sauerland. In the autumn of 2002, the collapse of the semi-finished parts business brought about by the recession in the economy pushed the whole company into insolvency. But the four-man management of Managing Director Tom Graf continued to believe in the potential of the company. After all, this traditional company had been one of the first to make industrial use of hydroforming technology, establishing its innovation leadership over recent decades lastly under the Development Manager Stefan Geißler. There were also good prospects for hde in the business area of heat technology. These would have to be developed.

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  Press Relase: How Hydroforming, or Water-Molded Metal, is Reshaping the Structure of Today's Vehicles
Posted by: Hydro_Publishing on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 11:58 PM
 
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Water. It seems so innocent when flowing from a kitchen tap, but anyone who's ever dealt with the hysteria of a burst pipe recognizes its stunning power. Indeed, one of nature's most abundant and essential resources is also one of its most forceful.
Today, GM is harnessing the force of water to shape metal. The concept, called hydroforming, holds tremendous potential for the future of automotive design and manufacturing.

Hydroforming
Image: General Motors

What goes around comes around…
Hydroforming has been around for about a century, but only recently has it been tapped for automotive uses. Long ago, metalworkers crafted items such as doorknobs, plumbing fixtures and musical instruments using hydroforming techniques.

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  Press Relase: TRUMPF Closes its Tube-Bending Plant in Reutlingen
Posted by: Hydro_Publishing on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 06:48 PM
 
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Reutlingen/Ditzingen, July 15, 2003 – The TRUMPF Group has closed down TRUMPF Rohrtechnik GmbH + Co. KG, its Reutlingen-based subsidiary. Production and distribution of tube-bending machines have now ceased with immediate effect. TRUMPF will continue to service all machines. The Training Center of TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG, which opened around one year ago, will remain at the Reutlingen site.

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  Press Relase: Hydroforming Conference Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2003, Dayton, Ohio
Posted by: Hydro_Publishing on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 10:21 PM
 
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Rockford, Ill. -- The Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA), and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) are partnering to coordinate a comprehensive new event for hydroforming. Scheduled for Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, 2003, at the Dayton Marriott Hotel, Dayton, Ohio, the North American Hydroforming Conference & Exhibition will deliver presentations on the latest hydroforming issues, two half-day workshops, a plant tour of F & P America Manufacturing, Inc., and a networking reception and dinner sponsored by Schuler Hydroforming, Inc.

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  Press Relase: Schuler Hydroforming appoints new President and CEO.
Posted by: Hydro_Publishing on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 09:42 PM
 
  People
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Schuler Hydroforming, Inc., Canton, MI, a member of the Schuler Group headquartered in Goeppingen, Germany, has appointed Tim Werding to be its President and CEO. In his former position as a General Manager at Schuler Hydroforming Inc. Werding built up the Schuler Hydroforming Technology Center in Canton, MI as a green field facility that now operates two hydroforming presses for prototyping and series production. Werding holds a master in mechanical engineering from the University of Siegen, Germany and Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the TPA Fabricator Council and the Secretary of the ASME B5 TC30 committee on power presses.

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  Press Relase: New CAE package for hydroforming design
Posted by: edmondo on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 - 10:28 PM
 
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SimTech releases HYDROMEX, CAE package for design of hydroforming processes for tube and sheet parts.
Among HYDROMEX features, automatic identification of initial bent tube, opening direction and split lines.
Hydroforming simulation is carried out very accurately in a few minutes CPU.

To know more, contact SimTech at info@simtech.fr or visit our web site www.simtech.fr

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  Press Relase: 9. IHU Forum, Darmstadt
Posted by: Hydro_Publishing on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 11:11 PM
 
  Information from the PtU Darmstadt
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Photo Gallery of the hydroforming forum at Darmstadt, March 5.-6-, 2003.

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  Press Relase: Interlaken’s Hydroforming Press Provides Cost Savings
Posted by: dprill on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 10:40 PM
 
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Eden Prairie, MN--- Interlaken Technology Corporation has delivered a second Hydroforming Press System to APN, Incorporated.

APN is a stainless steel fitting manufacturer that produces stainless steel elbows, tee’s and crosses for the food and dairy, biopharmaceutical, semiconductor and petrochemical markets. They have realized cost savings in manufacturing after implementing their first Interlaken Hydroforming Press.

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  Press Relase: Recent Developments in Tube & Sheet Hydroforming
Posted by: ercnsm on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 10:52 PM
 
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A Short Course and International Workshop.

Organized and Sponsored by: Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing (ERC/NSM), The Ohio State University

Location: Blackwell Inn, Columbus, Ohio – June 18/19, 2003

The Short Course and Workshop are updated. In addition to the basics of tube & sheet hydroforming, the workshop will focus on the recent developments in these technologies.

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  Press Relase: Amino Announces Sheet Hydroforming Facility in North America in 2003
Posted by: Hydro_Publishing on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 07:28 PM
 
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Amino is announcing their plan to open a fluid forming (sheet hydroforming) production facility and sales and service center in North America by the end of 2003. Amino has recently purchased a modern 30,000 sq. ft. stamping facility on seven acres in St. Thomas, ON, Canada. St. Thomas is centrally located between Detroit and Toronto within easy reach of the heart of the automotive industry.
Note: Last Updated: December 30, 2002

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  Press Relase: Tube & Pipe Association, Int’l., announces TPJ® Symposium
Posted by: Hydro_Publishing on Sunday, October 06, 2002 - 06:09 PM
 
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Rockford, Ill. -- The TPJ® Symposium, anticipated as the 2003 event for leaders in the tube and pipe industry, is scheduled for Mar. 16 - 18 at the Radisson Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz. Sponsored by the industry's leading publication, TPJ - The Tube & Pipe Journal®, and the Tube & Pipe Association, International® (TPA), the symposium will deliver the latest topics and trends related to the technical management of a tube and pipe operation.

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  Press Relase: Hydroforming Press Open House at Interlaken
Posted by: dprill on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 - 10:05 PM
 
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Interlaken Technology Corporation, a leading manufacturer of hydroforming press systems, would like to extend an invitation to attend their open house in mid-October. Interlaken will be demonstrating the flexibility of their hydroforming press systems by running a variety of shapes and materials. Please call Jim Higgins at (952) 942-7499 for details.

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  Press Relase: hde - the Hydroform specialists
Posted by: Hydro_Publishing on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 - 11:21 PM
 
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Whenever there is discussion among the experts and now more and more frequently among users about hydroforming and competent and reliable mass production suppliers of hydroformed components, the name of hde Metallwerk GmbH in Menden is mentioned.

As "Hidden Champion" hde has acquired during the last 30 years its reputation as the technological market leader and world wide as one of the largest (many say even the largest) producer of hydroformed components of small and medium range dimensions from almost all known materials.

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  Press Relase: hde; Les spécialistes de l'hydroformage
Posted by: Börries Burkhardt on Saturday, August 03, 2002 - 06:41 PM
 
  France Hydroforming News
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Chaque fois que des professionnels ou des utilisateurs de plus en plus nombreux abordent le thème de l’hydroformage, ou que l’on fait référence aux fournisseurs compétents et fiables de pièces hydroformées, c’est le nom de hde Metallwerk GmbH qui est cité.

Champion dans l’ombre, hde a dans les 30 dernières années bâti sa renommée de leader technologique et de fabricant mondialement reconnu (voire le plus grand, selon certains) de pièces hydroformées de petites et moyennes dimensions dans la majorité des nuances connues.

Alors que les OEM et les gros sous-traitants de l’industrie automobile se sont souvent spécialisés dans la fabrication d’un seul type de pièces hydroformées produites en grandes séries sur des lignes de fabrication automatisées, hde propose une largeur et une profondeur de gamme pour des applications diverses et une cible de clientèle très variée.

Quelques informations

• 20 Millions d’Euros de CA annuel
• Plus de 5 Millions de pièces hydroformées par an
• 180 employés (dont 40 affectés à la R&D)
• 13 presses d’hydroformage (de 2 000 à 15 000 kN)
• Cintreuses à commande numérique, installations conventionnelles de cintrage
• Presses de cintrage et équipement mécanique et hydraulique de précintrage
• Equipement pour sciage, meulage, ébavurage et dégraissage
• 2 fours de recuit en continu et 1 four de recuit sous cloche
• Technique de soudage et de brasage
• Certification VDA 6.1

Les domaines d’activité utilisateurs de produits hde sont l’industrie automobile et la sous-traitance (pour environ 65%), l’industrie sanitaire (pour environ 20%), la construction mécanique, les industries soumises à des contraintes de design comme l’aviation et l’astronautique.

En conséquence, hde a développé ces dernières années des processus d’hydroformage par étapes successives avec recuits intermédiaires.
L’objectif n’était pas de proposer une variante supplémentaire à la technologie d’hydroformage, mais de rationaliser la production en définissant et optimisant l’agencement des différentes formes à obtenir. Cela a permis également d’élargir le champ d’application de l’hydroformage et d’exploiter de nouveaux potentiels alliant innovations fonctionnelles et rentabilité économique.

Une visite chez hde Metallwerk à Menden ou lors du salon ’’EuroBLECH’’ (Hall 9
Stand G40) vous permettra d’apprécier nos performances.

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  Press Relase: Horn Machine Tools opens new facility
Posted by: Horn on Sunday, July 28, 2002 - 10:35 PM
 
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Horn Machine Tools, Inc. manufacturers of CNC tube bending machines, announces the opening of a new facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana USA.

The primary focus of this facility will be machine service for all HMT benders located in the Mid-west and Eastern states.

This facility will also be rebuilding and retro-fitting all makes and models of tube benders.

Visit the company's web site for additional information at:
http://www.hornmachinetools.com



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