Hydroforming process-Zieta

ImageGot to know about hydro-forming method of shaping metal sheets!! It’s an interesting and a very common method followed by various designers to build elements in a very innovative ways. Largest application of hydroforming process is in automotive industries. But designers today are making use of this process to make beautiful, stronger, lighter and more rigid elements that can be used for lighting and more.

Hydroforming is a technology that uses hydraulic fluid taken to very high pressure as an essential tool in transforming sheet metal and tubes fitted to a specially designed die. The thrust exercised by the fluid allows the metal to adhere to the sides of the die and so take on the required shape.

Highlights of this process:

  • cost-effective, common process
  • Malleable metals such as aluminium or brass can be used.
  • Smoother finish
  • Stronger, lighter and rigid elements

The video below shows the process of hydroforming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUGJ_8uzcw8

Coming onto the use of this technology in designing industry, ZIETA Prozessdesign is one such designer firm that is making use of this process to make innovative products such as seatings, wall hangers, tables, various accessories and more.

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The production techniques are the interesting part: cut with a CNC machine, welded together and then hydro formed. The result is really light structure

http://www.plopp.vot.pl/zieta_catalogue_2012.pdf

Living in Style

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Freshness, newness and a sense of excitement …are what festivals are all about. Indians are blessed with numerous reasons to celebrate all year around. Spending a huge amount of money and time doing up a dull corner of your living area or lobby space for such occasions, is usually the last thing in your mind. The tips provided in this post are easy to replicate practically overnight this festive season!

  • Place an interesting piece of furniture in the corner.
  • If the walls are brightly painted, make sure the sofa is upholstered in muted fabric. Otherwise, get a fitted slipcover stitched in an appropriate shade. Too many bright shades and busy patterns could turn a potentially sophisticated corner into a garish ensemble.
  • Don’t use too much color, even if you are creating a festive setting.
  • Add pendant or floor lampImage
  • Learn to control. Too much of a good thing isn’t good.
  • Combine textures. Steel is offset beautifully by the earthiness of wood.
  • Use a rug if required. Add blings in the form of little artifacts.
  • Use plants. Greens easily fill up dark pockets and add freshness to the layout.

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