Deep Draw Hydroforming

In addition to offering hydroforming parts with draw depths less than 3″ Jones Metal Products can also create deep drawn hydroformed parts from blanks up to 32.5″ with depths up to 12″ and diameters to 27″. We operate at forming pressures up to 10,000 psi, tackling material gauges up to 3/8 inches (steel) and 1 inch (aluminum).

The Benefits of Deep Draw Hydroforming

Benefits of deep draw hydroforming include many of the same advantages hydroforming does over deep draw stamping and other cold forming processes, including outstanding surface finishes, reduced tooling costs, and the ability to manufacture parts with irregular shaped geometries while holding exceptionally close tolerances. With more than 97 years of experience, the benefits of deep draw hydroforming are something Jones Metal Products proudly stand behind.

Our modern 160,000 state-of-the-art facility is equipped with 11 deep draw hydroforming parts presses:

# of Presses / Size
Max Draw Depth
Max Draw Diameter
Max Blank Size
Avg. Parts Per Hour
3 – 32″
Cincinnati Hydroforms
4 – 25″
Cincinnati Hydroforms
2 – 20″
Cincinnati Hydroforms
2 – 15″
Cincinnati Hydroforms
Fluid Cell Press 5.5″ 27″ x 72″ 27″ x 72″ 15

Typical Applications for Deep Drawn Hydroformed Parts

The benefits of deep draw hydroforming can be seen in the various applications they can be used for.

  • Defense – exhausts, housings, and engine covers.
  • Aerospace – complex shapes in exotic alloys, engine parts, nose cones, chassis covers.
  • Lighting – indoor and outdoor reflectors, ballast housings, covers for outdoor electrical boxes.
  • Automotive – oil filters, bell housings, gas tanks, manifolds, sensor covers.
  • Cookware – cooking and baking vessels in clad metals.
  • Healthcare – sterilizer trays, surgical equipment trays, light reflector covers.
  • Other – containment shells for pumps (chemical industry), sink tops, aircraft disposal sinks, satellite and microwave pedestal antennae.

Materials for Deep Draw Hydroforming

Deep drawn hydroformed parts can be made up of a variety of materials:

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Carbon Steel / Stainless Steel, including 304, 316 and 409, 17-4, 17-7
  • Copper
  • Cobalt
  • Hastelloy
  • Inconel
  • Lead
  • Molybdenum
  • High Nickel Alloys
  • Titanium Grade 5, Grade 2, 15-15-15, 15-3-3-3
  • Kovar
  • Clad Metals

Deep Draw Stamping Capabilities and Value Added Secondary Operations

In addition to a complete line of presses suitable for deep draw hydroforming, Jones Metal has a complete compliment of deep draw stamping presses and auxilliary equipment available to perform value added secondary operations in addition to our deep drawn hydroformed parts production.

Stamping Presses: 4 Bliss Double Action Toggle Presses, Assorted Mechanical and Hydraulic Presses to 350 Tons.

Fabricating Equipment: Mitsubishi VZ1 5 axis 2000 watt laser with 5′ x 7′ bed; Accurpress 10′ hydraulic press brake; Mitsubishi ML3015eX 3 axis laser system with 2 – 5′ x 12′ beds.

Machining and Tool Design Equipment: Haas VF6 5 axis vertical machining center with travels of x = 64″, y = 32″, z = 30″; Haas VF11 5 axis vertical machining center with travels of x = 120″, y = 40″, z = 18″; 2 and 3 axis CNC milling machines;  CNC Lathe-Haas, SL Series SL40 (y axis 17″, z axis 44″); precision CAM machining from inhouse CAD designs of customer drawings; full DCC automatic CMM inspection of part contours and tolerances; CAM machining from customer CAD data including IGES, DXF, Ford-PDGS, CADAM, CATIA; and CNC digitizing capability for reproducing models to exact hard tooling replicas.

Aluminum Heat Treating Equipment: Recco drop bottom furnace (44″ x 44″ x 92″) to 1000 degrees F and 900 pound load; associated rinse and quench tanks; Cincinnati SubZero freezer (38″x48″x60″ at temperatures -10 degrees F or below; Wisconsin batch oven (5’x 6′ x 17′) capable of temperatures up to 800 degrees F to process aluminum sheets, plates, and parts; and Grieve 500 degree F aging oven 59″ x 72″ x 99″.

Vacuum Heat Treating Equipment: Abar-Ipsen Model HR50 (36″ W x 48″ D x “30” H) to 2400 degrees F. treating nickel alloys, stainless steel, and exotic metals. Nitrogen quench capability.

Bring Us Your Engineering Challenges

From aerospace to automotive, defense to lighting, medical equipment to home products, Jones Metal Products has the equipment and technical expertise to meet your engineering challenges, from deep drawn hydroformed parts to more. We are also ISO 9001:2015 Certified (Without Design), AS9100:2016 Certified, NADCAP approved, and ITAR registered. Interested in learning more about the benefits of deep draw hydroforming, submitting a RFQ, or drawing?

Contact Jones Metal Products and we will be glad to discuss your project that involves deep drawn hydroformed parts.

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