Manufacturing News & Resources

Metal Stamping

Mar 2019

OVERVIEW 

 

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. 

 

  • Material thickness: 0.001"-0.250" 
  • Bent part sizes up to 36"x36"x6" 
  • Quotes created from STL files or IGES files 
  • Producing parts in quantities from 250 to 300,000 
  • Punch presses - ranging in size from 22 to 110 tons 

ADVANTAGES 

 

  • Savings of up to 80% of conventional tooling cost 
 

TOLERANCES 

 

  • Tolerance: Typically, +/-0.005” across each bend or for cut/punched features 
 

FINISHES 

 

  • There are multiple secondary operations can include: plating, powder coating, anodizing, and many more.