Advanced Hydroforming Provides Substantial Savings In Weight, Tooling Costs, Raw Materials And Operations Costs.

Vari-Form’s production validated process is currently manufacturing over 3.2 million components per year for customers world-wide.

Radiator Support Assembly

 Stamped Design

 Vari-Form Design

  Savings

 # Components

 17

 10

 7/53%

 Mass

 36 lbs/16.5 kg

 25.4 lbs/11.5 kg

30%

 Investment

 Base

 

 $6.0 million

Front Subframe

 Stamped Design

 Vari-Form Design

  Savings

 # Components

 6

 1

5/83%

 Mass

26.4 lbs/12 kg

17.5 lbs/7.9 kg

34%

 Investment

 Base

 

 $1.2 million

IP Beam

 Stamped Design

 Vari-Form Design

  Savings

 # Components

3

 1

2/67%

 Mass

6 lbs/2.72 kg

3 lbs/1.36 kg

50%

 Investment

 Base

 

 5 times

Vari-Form Test Results

 Test

 Test Tubular vs. Stamping

  Source

 Torsional Stiffness

 2.3 x greater

 FEA

 Torsional Strength

 5.3 x greater

 Actual test

 Bending Stiffness

 1.1 x greater

 FEA

 Bending Strength

  3.2 x greater

 Actual test