Hydroforming definitions

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A process in which olefinic and carbocyclic petroleum products are converted to high-octane branched-chain alkanes in the presence of hydrogen and a catalyst under pressure and heat.
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A manufacturing technique in which high-pressure hydraulic fluid is used to mold a sheet or tube of metal stock by forcing it against the surface of a die.
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A process for converting alkenes of low octane numbers into high-octane fuels by applying temperatures and pressures in the presence of hydrogen and a catalyst.
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(engineering) A cost-effective way of shaping malleable metals into lightweight, stiff pieces by means of high-pressure hydraulic fluid.
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Origin of hydroforming

hydro- +‎ forming