If you work in a sheet metal stamping operation or in a die building shop, you probably hear this frequently. Yes, die design is critical, but it’s only one element essential for manufacturing quality stamped parts. Variables such as the material’s mechanical properties, press speed and accuracy, lubricant type and application method, tool temperature, drawing… Continue reading Die Science: Finding the root cause of stamping failures
Short Run vs. Long Run Metal Stamping Overview
A production run is the period of time in which it takes to produce a predetermined quantity of products. For custom metal stampings, production runs can be short or long, depending on the needs and goals of the application. Here, we will discuss the advantages associated with both short-run and long-run stamping production durations, as… Continue reading Short Run vs. Long Run Metal Stamping Overview
Troubleshooting the punched sheet metal edge
Worldwide, CNC punch press operators produce millions, if not billions, of parts monthly. The process appears straightforward, but the subtleties abound. Sometimes part quality is affected by its finished edge. How do you avoid producing parts with inferior punched edges? As with so many problems in metal fabrication, various factors come into play. The trick… Continue reading Troubleshooting the punched sheet metal edge
How Metal Stamping Works
Metal stamping is a common manufacturing process. Also known simply as metal pressing, it involves the use of a stamping press to deform and shape a metal workpiece. Metal workpieces typically consist of sheet metal. To alter the shape of a piece of sheet metal, manufacturing companies can stamp it. How does metal stamping work… Continue reading How Metal Stamping Works
Blanking questions have you on the edge?
The condition of a blanked edge can affect the success or failure of downstream stamping operations.Blanking is the part of the stamping process in which the stock material is cut into a designated shape before it goes through subsequent forming processes. Blanking—like piercing, parting, notching, and trimming—is fundamentally a shearing process. Therefore, like any other… Continue reading Blanking questions have you on the edge?
What is Metal Stamping? How Does It Work?
Metal stamping services are important for various industries. In the US alone, there are thousands of companies that offer metal stamping services to deliver components for industries such as medical, aerospace, automotive, and many more. As the global market evolves, the need for metal stamping services continues to increase. In this post, we focus on… Continue reading What is Metal Stamping? How Does It Work?
Design tips, techniques for stamping BIW
How do you design a sheet metal part to deliver good body structures performance? If you are looking for a single and magical response, sorry; it doesn’t exist. But some design best practices often help to achieve the expected body structures performance and prevent potential problems. Some attribute problems can be managed by using different… Continue reading Design tips, techniques for stamping BIW
THREE BASIC METAL FABRICATION TECHNIQUES
Metal fabrication is a booming and ever-growing industry. This process is used to produce a nearly endless amount of parts for manufacturing companies around the world. For instance, metal fabricators create large materials such as frames for cars, fuselages for airplanes, hulls for ships, and beams for buildings, bridges, and towers. Custom fabricators also create… Continue reading THREE BASIC METAL FABRICATION TECHNIQUES
Metal fabricating and where the industry headed
Metal fabrication is the process of building machines and structures from raw metal materials. The process includes cutting, burning, welding, machining, forming, and assembly to create the final product. Metal fabrication projects include everything from hand railings to heavy equipment and machinery. Specific subsectors include cutlery and hand tools; architectural and structural metals; hardware manufacturing;… Continue reading Metal fabricating and where the industry headed
What is Sheet Metal Stamping and How Does It Work?
When most people hear the word “stamping,” their first thought is either postage, or someone dipping a rubber stamp in ink to leave a mark on some kind of document. However, for manufacturers, stamping has a very different meaning, one that brings to mind heavy machinery that weighs thousands of pounds and can permanently reshape… Continue reading What is Sheet Metal Stamping and How Does It Work?