Product Design and Process Feasibility Study for a Hydroformed Part in CAE 2004-01-0833
A newly-proposed hydroforming design of front rail was evaluated for product feasibility. Hydroforming and associated prebending and preforming processes were designed with the assistance of CAE tool. Optimized processing parameters were selected and the entire manufacturing process was simulated using FEA software. Potential manufacturing issues were identified and product modification was suggested accordingly.