Metal stamping is a system of processes focusing on sheet metal manufacturing. Materials used typically include: aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, 17-7 PH, brass, phosphor bronze, copper, nickel alloys or beryllium copper. In the task of building structures, large or small scale, metal stamping is responsible for the processes of punching, blanking, piercing, embossing, drawing, bending, forming, flanging, and coining the metals as needed.
Such stages of stamping are carried out until the desired shape and form of the material is achieved. Sheets of metal are cut, formed, and shaped by feeding and pressing them between high tonnage stamping dies. This is done in mass production so that costs remain low.