Precision Metal Stamping
High-speed presses and stamping dies are used by metal stampers to form metal strip into more precise complete and semi-complete parts than ever before. By using several drawing, folding, stamping, and piercing techniques to their advantage, precision metal stamping can quickly and accurately accomplish complicated stamping applications.
The Benefits of Precision Metal Stamping
A variety of unique benefits come with precision stamping. As production volumes increase, this highly automated process reduces labor costs. Consequently, metal stamping is the method of choice for producing large quantities of metal products.
Intricate Precision Metal Work
Advances in stamping technology have led to the growth of precision stamping, which can produce highly accurate parts through the use of tools. It is a great way to design:
- Sensitive automotive and aerospace engine components
- Aircraft navigation and radar equipment
- Machine Gears
- Surgical instruments
Precision stamping has been improved by many technological advances. There are a few ways that manufacturers are now able to achieve higher levels of accuracy in their finished parts:
- Deep-draw stamping allow metalworkers to form 3D shapes like shells, squares, and cylinders
- Workers use the same die to perform in-die extrusion and tapping, eliminating the need for a weld nut secondary operations
- Progressive die design applies cutting-edge software to advance die creation
- Transfer stamping lowers costs and lessens secondary operations when stamping complicated geometries
Prototyping and testing are often carried out using metal stamping. By using computer-programmed stamping equipment, it is possible to create several different variations of a part within 1–2 days.
Types of Prototype Design
Progressive Strip Prototyping
The prototype material is guided through the manufacturing process by a die. At the end, the work piece is moved through each station with the help of manual or automatic feeders. These automation capabilities mean that you can use progressive strip prototyping to make small parts to tight tolerances with quick turnarounds as there are much fewer opportunities for human error to occur during manufacturing.
Single-Part Transfer Prototyping
Manually moving prototype parts from station to station is part of this process. Depending on programmed instructions, each station forms or blanks the piece. Keeping a standard design reduces tooling costs.
Metric Tool and Stamping is always striving to refine and improve our products and processes. Moreover, we work to reduce our energy consumption and waste output by implementing sustainable manufacturing practices.
For more information about our precision metal stamping services, please contact us today.