In the next days we will publish a full review of the 3rd International Conference on Hydroforming at Stuttgart / Fellbach.
For two days, nearly 400 hydroformers from around the globe came to Fellbach / Germany to discuss the latest state-of-the-art of hydroforming, new theoretical aspects, requirements and new press concepts of various machine builders.
Mr. Horton, V.P. of Vehma International of America, Inc. - a Magna company - explains the Hydroforming application Trends of Automotive Structures.
The conference deals with hydroforming of tubes and extrusions as well as with hydroforming of sheet metals. The goal of this conference is to present the state-of-the-art in hydroforming. This will be done from scientific and industrial point of view. Furthermore, trends and goals for the future will be discussed. Four half day sessions will deal with the following issues:
Machines and Equipment
Die and Part Materials
Hydroforming of Sheet Materials
The Conference brings together engineers from research and development, press manufacturing, press shop automation, tool design, tool and die shops, production planning and production departments. The papers will be presented either in English or in German. A simultaneous translation German-English and English-German will be offered. Experts from both universities and industry will present papers.
Thus an adequate mix of practice and theory will be provided.
Institut für Umformtechnik
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.h.c. Klaus Siegert