Metal Stamping for Aerospace


Mission-critical applications for aerospace must meet exacting performance requirements as well as industry and regulatory safety standards. Aerospace applications also require tight tolerances and high-strength materials that can withstand extreme temperatures and volatile work environments.

As a versatile manufacturing process, metal stamping offers you an efficient way to manufacture high-performance precision parts and components for aerospace applications.

Materials for Durable Metal Stamped Aerospace Components

When selecting materials for your metal stamped aerospace components, lightweight and high-strength are non-negotiable characteristics necessary to manufacture mission-critical parts. Part of metal stamping’s versatility is the wide range of materials that can be used to create high-precision parts. Common materials used for aerospace components include:

  • Aluminum
    • Lightweight and easily fabricated
  • Copper
    • Thermally conductive and heat-resistant
  • Stainless Steel
    • Hygienic with high corrosion-resistance
  • Steel
    • Malleable with excellent ductility
  • Superalloys
    • Hastelloy
      • Chemical resistant
    • Inconel
      • High-strength with corrosion resistance
  • Nickel Alloys
    • Monel
      • Can withstand extreme temperature shifts
  • Titanium
    • Corrosion-resistant material with excellent temperature resistance

Applications for Aerospace Metal Stamped Parts

Metal stamping can be used for small, complex geometries as well as large structural parts. Examples of components and parts manufactured via metal stamping include the following components:

  • Brackets/frames
  • Housings
  • Engine components
  • Power systems
  • Connection systems
  • Lighting systems
  • Fasteners
  • Screws
  • Pins
  • Studs
  • Landing gear
  • Base plates

Metal Stamping Production Options for Aerospace

While there are several metal stamping operations for general purpose stamping applications, aerospace applications require precision and advanced technology equipment. Metal stamping operations used for aerospace components include:

  • Progressive Die Stamping
  • Deep Drawing Stamping
  • Multi-Slide Stamping
  • Four-Slide Stamping

CAD or CAM software creates your aerospace component, ensuring your design meets your performance requirements.

Industry Standards for Aerospace Metal Stamped Parts and Components

Safety guidelines along with regulatory standards makes it exceedingly important that your components adhere to compliance requirements. Working with AS9100 certified metal stamping manufacturers can give you peace of mind as well as ensure your parts and components meet quality standards throughout the entire manufacturing process.

Some aerospace metal stamping manufacturers also provide packaging as well as other secondary finishing services. Single-source suppliers can save you time and money, allowing you to manufacture your aerospace parts quickly and cost-effectively.

Find a Trusted Precision Metal Stamping Manufacturer for Your Aerospace Parts

Work with an AS9100 certified metal stamping manufacturer for your aerospace parts and components. Contact us to discuss your aerospace project requirements and get started on your aerospace metal stamping project today.