The recently-sourced RFQs below are from the Stamping Marketplace.
What is Stamping?
Stamping is a process of cutting and forming sheet materials by forcing a tool or die through the material using a stamping press. Stamping is a cold forming operation in which no external heat is introduced to the die to work the material. A high shear force generated by opposing dies is used to cut (“shear”) the material. The two opposing tools are typically a moving punch and stationary die.
The process begins with flat sheet metal or “Blank” is fed into a stamping press. Stamping can be a one strike process where each stroke of the press produces the finished part. It can also be a multi-step process where the die or series of dies strikes the part multiple times to create the final shape. The stamping process is usually used for very high speed and high quantity production runs. The cost-effective process of certain stamping presses can produce large quantities of parts makes stamping a preferred manufacturing process for many automotive and consumer product applications.