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hydroforming

[hahy-druh-fawr-ming] /ˈhaɪ drəˌfɔr mɪŋ/
noun
1.
the production of high-octane aromatic compounds for motor fuels by catalytic reforming of naphthas in the presence of hydrogen.
Origin
1931
1931; hydro-2 + (re)forming
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  • Fabrication of the reflector will use established hydroforming techniques.
  • hydroforming is the process of forming aluminum to a rigid and precise mold by using a fluid or gas under pressure.
British Dictionary definitions for hydroforming

hydroforming

/ˈhaɪdrəʊˌfɔːmɪŋ/
noun (chem)
1.
the catalytic reforming of petroleum to increase the proportion of aromatic and branched-chain hydrocarbons
2.
(engineering) a forming process in which a metal component is shaped by a metal punch forced against a die, consisting of a flexible bag containing a fluid
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