The KAUPP | KIHM Advantage

  • Inexpensive tooling
  • Versatility in forming complex shapes
  • Minimal material thin out
  • Potentially fewer operations
  • Fast tool changes

Hydro Forming

"ACCURACY, SHORT LEAD TIME AND LOW TOOL COST"

Sheet metal hydro forming has been around since the mid 1950's. It is a method of forming a sheet metal blank onto a mold; by moving the material into a rubber bladder that forms the cavity section of the shape. The flexible rubber Diaphragm allows for round, square and irregular shapes, as well as minimizes and sometimes eliminates draw marks normally created by traditional die forming. Hydro forming lends itself both to prototype and production quantities. Lead times are cut dramatically as hydro forming requires simple tooling as compared to other methods of manufacture.

"ACCURACY – YOU CAN COUNT ON"

We take quality very seriously at KIHM Metal Technologies. Our capabilities include CNC CMM, Manual CMM, Optical Comparator, and all precision layout tools with recall software available to track all calibrations.

C. B. Kaupp & Sons, Inc.
6-10 Newark Way
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Phone: (973) 761-4000
Fax: (973) 761-0253
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KIHM Metal Technologies, Inc
3021 E. St. Rd. 42
Brazil, IN 47834
Phone: (812) 835-2080
Fax: (812) 835-2086
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