Our Hydraform Technology

Innovative Headrest Stay and Metal Forming Processes

Innotec’s Hydraform process is automated from start to finish to form metal headrest frames faster. We’ve perfected our patented process of manufacturing headrest stays and forming other metals for the automotive industry. Our approach uses a thinner tube that still meets all automotive safety requirements, saving materials and carrying less weight than other headrest stays in the industry. Our tubing can also replace base rail and other structural assemblies used in the appliance industry to meet support requirements in addition to being a lower weight. Contact our sales team for additional information.

Our competitive headrest stay process leads to competitive prices.

Headrest Stay Features

Cut to Length

  • Allow tube purchase in master length (6m)
  • Guillotine or laser cut
  • In line process of end form

Cold Formed Notches

  • A proprietary processes of creating the flats (notches) solely by forming material rather than removing the material by broaching.
  • The forming allows the primary strength of the tube to remain.
  • Current production products utilizing this process range in wall thickness from 2.3mm down to 1.25mm with OD’s of 12 to 14mm. Up to 50% weight savings.

Cold Formed Notching Process


Supporting thin wall headrest tube forming


Internal, automated nickel, chrome, and zinc electroplating

Advanced Tubing Technology

Our Hydraform technology is…

– Fast: Less than 5 seconds per part, which is twice as fast as other tube forming technologies.

Flexible: Easy change of tooling and program parameters, leading to quick changeovers and short lead time on prototypes and launches.

Precise: Different part designs on the same piece of equipment.

We offer bending, notching, welding, and laser technologies to form metal structures. Contact our sales team today for more information!


Headrest notching form and bend

Formed Notching

Headrest notching and tube forming

Laser Technology

In House Welding