Many traditional power press metal stamping companies can perform one only one action: single stroke, short-run stamping.
progressive-stamped-partsThis process requires one tool for each operation needed to make a finished part — meaning long lead times, high labor costs, and an inability to create intricate or tight-tolerance parts.
Luckily there is a stamping process called progressive stamping, which ESI has been using to perfection for more than two decades.
Traditionally, fabricating parts that required more than a bend or two was costly and inefficient.
A manufacturer could either repeatedly change the tool on a single press or occupy a number of presses, each performing one action required for a completed part. Even using multiple presses, secondary machining services were often required to truly complete a part.
With progressive stamping, machine shops gain increased capabilities such as:
- Faster production speeds
- Process efficiency
- Cost-effective manufacturing
- A wide range of simultaneous stamping shapes/impressions
The Benefits of High Volume Progressive Stamping
With progressive metal stamping, ESI eliminates those hassles and inefficiencies. A progressive stamping tool features a number of stations, each with a unique function. This method is ideal for producing small parts at high speeds.