Hydroforming for the Defense Industry
For manufacturers in the defense industry, precision and quality are two of the most important factors to consider when working with a metal processor. It is essential that parts are formed and finished correctly before they are added to the defense equipment. Everything from tanks to helicopters and even stealth bombers require precision-formed metal parts to operate correctly.
Durable, Quality Parts for Defense Industry Manufacturers
The defense industry requires high standards for mission-critical components. With each part produced, Jones Metal helps defense manufacturers meet and even exceed these exacting requirements. Jones Metal does this by using the hydroforming process to create components that are durable, dependable and made to stand up to the punishing service requirements of the defense industry. With hydroforming, even parts with complex forms can be molded to precise size, depth and shape parameters.
At Jones Metal, our hydroforming processes can accommodate blanks up to 32.5 inches to form parts with depths up to 14 inches and diameters to 27 inches. We also operate at forming pressures up to 10,000 psi, tackling material gauges up to 3/8 inches (steel) and 1 inch (aluminum). We have deep experience working with many varieties of metals, including stainless steel, brass, copper, lead and titanium; plus a variety of clad metals and state-of-the art alloys including hastelloys, inconels, cobalt and nickel alloys.
Whether you are interested in producing exhausts, housings, engine covers or any other piece of defense equipment, hydroforming is an ideal option.
The Jones Metal Difference
Jones Metal has been a valued defense industry manufacturing partner for decades. Our team of designers, engineers and master metalworkers have experience that will help you plan, design and fabricate the parts your contracts call for. Our team can even help you recreate older parts from discontinued runs, all while ensuring high levels of quality and consistency.
Jones Metal is AS9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 (without Design) certified.
If you are interested in utilizing the hydroforming process to manufacture parts for defense equipment, send us a drawing of the part or give us a call at 888-868-6535 to learn more.
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