Dive into the intricacies of metal stamping as we explore the comprehensive guide, “Parts and Types of Metal Stamping Dies” from IQS Directory. Stamping dies, essential tooling sets used to cut or shape materials into customized parts, play a pivotal role in various industries. Whether classified as cutting or forming dies, they share common components that contribute to their functionality:
- Die Block: The female portion of the die, situated at the bottom of the assembly, housing holes and protrusions necessary for material forming.
- Die Holder: Supports the die block, clamped by a bolster plate.
- Punch: The male portion of the die, applying force to cut or form the workpiece, usually made of hardened steel or tungsten carbide.
- Punch Plate: Where the punching component is attached, driven by hydraulic or mechanical means.
- Pressure Pads: Hold the workpiece during cutting or forming.
- Stripper Plate: Ejects formed or trimmed parts from the punch after each stroke.
- Guide Pins: Align the two halves of the die.
- Pressure Plates: Distribute the force exerted by the punch.
Dies are further categorized into:
- Simple Dies: Perform one task per stroke, ideal for low-volume processes with few steps, offering precision in cutting or bending operations.
- Compound Dies: Execute multiple cutting operations per stroke, suitable for intricate designs, such as simultaneous blanking and piercing, enhancing efficiency in producing complex parts.
- Combination Dies: Sophisticated tools capable of performing both cutting and forming operations in a single stroke, accelerating production times for tasks like trimming and flanging.
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