Hydroforming Technology

MW Components engineering and manufacturing experts use state-of-the-art machinery and up-to-date technology-driven processes to produce precise components for critical applications. One example of our process capabilities includes hydroforming technology.

Overview

Hydroforming is a fabrication process that uses high-pressure hydraulic fluid to compress unheated metal material into the die. Several materials and secondary procedures and finishes can be used with this process to achieve your desired end result.

Key Features

  • This process easily forms complex shapes with intricate geometries.
  • Hydroforming produces lightweight parts with greater stiffness to weight ratio.
  • Per unit, costs are lower than other forming alternatives.
  • Various pressure, temperature, stroke, and dimensions are available depending on the material used.
  • Extremely high life cycle rate (Up to 1,000,000,000 cycles (Theoretical “Infinite” Life)).
  • Achievable leak rate (up to 1 x 10-9 cc He/sec @ 1 atm).
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Industry Applications

Applications

Aerospace

MW Components' Corona location supplies metal bellows and flexible hose for aerospace OEMs. In aerospace applications, there's no room for error. Our commitment to quality and precision manufacturing enables us to meet the extremely high standards of this unique industry.

Our metal bellows are used on the fuel line pumps of commercial space transport crafts. Our metal bellows and flexible metal hose can be found on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and on various military aircraft, such as F-15, F-16 Tomcat, F-18, and F-4 Phantom fighter jets. We are able to meet the tight tolerances these applications require with perfect precision and repeatability.

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Medical

MW Components provides a range of products and manufacturing services for the medical industry. We provide steel braided hose and precision bellows assemblies for pharmaceutical and prescription drug manufacturing, stainless steel bellows for cleanroom applications, manufacturing for orthodontic braces components, and more.

Our precision manufacturing capabilities enable us to meet the tight tolerances that medical OEMs require. Our commitment to quality ensures that these customers receive the best product for their specific needs.

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medical clean room

Semiconductor

MW Components provides high-quality, high-precision manufacturing for semiconductor OEMs and distributors.

Our metal bellows are used in valve applications within chip manufacturing equipment. Our steel braided hose can be found in roughing line applications, vacuum electronics manufacturing, and more. Every part and component we produce meets the tight tolerances and quality standards required by the semiconductor industry.

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Semiconductor manufacturing

Food & Beverage

MW Components manufactures stainless steel braided hose and other sanitary fittings and components for the food and beverage industry. Our products are found in wineries, breweries, and food processing plants throughout the country.

We deliver high-quality, precision-manufactured hoses, metal bellows, and more that meet or exceed customer expectations. Our products provide superior performance in any food and beverage production application.

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High Performance Automotive

MW Components supplies high-precision slip joint bellows for high-performance automobiles. Our products have been used by a number of top IndyCar and NASCAR teams.

Our Inconel bellows are designed to meet the tight tolerances and high-quality requirements of this unique industry. Because the difference between winning and losing can come down to the smallest of measures, leading performers in the IndyCar and NASCAR circuits have made MW Components their first choice for slip joint bellows their driving machines need.

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Cryogenics

MW Components manufactures a variety of metal bellows and flexible braided hose for the cryogenics industry. Our products can be found in all cryogenic applications, from laboratories and medical facilities to semiconductor manufacturing, oil and gas, and other industrial uses.

Our bellows and hoses are used to help regulate temperature and pressure in liquid nitrogen and oxygen tanks, gas pumps, and various other applications. Like most branches of physics, cryogenics leaves little room for error. Our bellows and braided hose meet the tight tolerances and high-quality standards that cryogenics applications require.

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Lab & University Research Facilities

MW Components supplies metal bellows, flexible braided hose, and more to a wide range of laboratories and university research facilities. Organizations such as Brookhaven National Lab, Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory turn to use for the tight tolerance, high precision products their research applications need.

Because even the tiniest of inaccuracies can derail years of research and testing, leading labs and universities turn to us to deliver components that match their exact specifications. From alternative energy research to particle beam science and beyond, our products meet or exceed the high standards of quality and precision required by advanced science.

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Hydroformed Products

If you require hydroformed materials not listed here, please contact us for a custom quote.