Precision Metal Stamping Process
Precision metal stamping is the manufacturing process by which metal components are formed by pressing a metal blank or sheet through a stamping machine with a specified die to create a shaped product. This metal forming process can take place in one step or multiple steps depending on the sheet material and the intricacy of the desired finished product. Mechanical and hydraulic presses are available for stamping processes.
Techniques for metal stamping may include:
- Deep Drawing
- Progressive Stamping
- Fine Blanking
- Multislide Stamping
- Fourslide Stamping
Precision Metal Stamping Materials
The precision metal stamping process can accommodate most any type of metal including aluminum (most alloys), brass, copper, steel, stainless steel, titanium, and zinc.
Precision Metal Stamping Considerations
Precision metal stamping is often used for high production runs for metal components because it can generally provide consistency for finish, thickness, and tolerances.