Hot Forming is a punch/die forming technique with a short cycle time using medium-high temperature to increase the formability of the material being formed.
This process results in a low thickness dispersion and involves punching a sheet, followed by forming at a controlled temperature (700°C for Ti-6Al-4V).
Hot forming is used for the production of deep drawing shapes and structures with high strength materials in a single cycle.
The parts typically produced with hot forming are:
- pylon panels
- nacelle panels
- piping components
- heat shields
- jet engine components
- compressor parts
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