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Hydroforming is a relatively new process, popularised by design studies which suggest that automobiles can be made much lighter by using hydroformed components made of steel. Structural strength and stiffness can be improved and the tooling costs reduced because serveral components can be consolidated into one hydroformed part.
Check your faucets at home -- do any of them drip? Maybe it's just a small drip how much water can a little drip waste? True, a single drip won't waste much water. But think about each faucet in your home dripping a little bit all day long. What if every faucet in every home on your block, in your town, in your state also dripped? The drips would add up to a flood of water wasted down the drain. There is no scientific definition of the volume of a faucet drip, but after measuring a number of kitchen and bathroom sink faucets, the volume seems to be between 1/5th and 1/3rd of a milliliter (ml). Drips from bathroom tubs come in a bit more, though, at about 1/2 ml. So, for our calculations below (numbers are rounded), we are going to use 1/4 ml as the volume of a faucet drip. So, by these drip estimates: One gallon : 15,140 drips One liter : 4,000 drips
A survey of buyers for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) revealed that their first criterion used for choosing a prime supplier is the quality of the supplier's product, followed closely by timeliness of delivery. The next two considerations are price and overall costs. OEM buyers are reevaluating their relationships with suppliers based on major changes within corporations, such as a growing awareness among company leaders of the role that purchasing plays in a company's overall performance. If you ask the average ORM buyer what's the most important piece of information he or she needs to know before choosing a prime supplier, the answer is nearly always the same. First comes quality and hardly a heartbeat behind is on-time delivery. Price and total cost register third and fourth.