Collaboration of AleniaAermacchi with NAVA for the production of a nickel alloy T-piece using Tube Hydroforming (THF) technology.
NAVA’s approach to hydroforming issues has always focused on practical implementation that, despite being partly simplified to avoid increasing costs, actually takes into account many critical factors, such as the interaction of different materials placed in contact, tolerance levels of parts being processed and processing of mould parts, friction of moving parts involved, and the effect of lubrication.
NAVA has created a flexible modular system to support the hydroforming tests, able to allow the management, with appropriate and limited adaptations, of a quite large family of pieces, in production-like conditions with respect to a series of critical issues mentioned above.
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