Many manufacturers need parts that are can be difficult to produce, but with the use of precision stamping techniques, these parts are easier to make. Precision stamping involves using machinery to cut, fold, bend or stamp materials into complete parts or part pieces. It can be a cost effective way to produce a large quantity of precision parts quickly.
Types of Precision Stamping
To produce the parts needed by the automotive, aircraft or other industries, there are three types of precision stamping that can help transform materials into parts. These methods include:
- Micro-Precision Stamping
- Intricate Precision Metalwork
- Prototype Design
This type of precision stamping is used for producing smaller, precise parts that uses tools with diameters that measure in microns. Common minimum measurements range from .002 inches to .005 inches, depending on the machine used for this purpose. These machines allow for minute cuts, folds, stamps and bends in metal.
Micro-precision stamping allows for quick results as production runs can be finished within just a few days and there is less waste involved because the ability to be very precise when setting up the machinery. With its capabilities for modular and digital tooling, it can help reduce tooling costs as well.
Intricate Precision Metalwork
When companies need more complex parts produced, they will contact companies experienced in intricate precision metalwork. These companies have machines that can fabricate products with complex geometrical shapes, cuts, folds and even engravings that require exact specifications. The technologies that are employed in intricate precision metalwork include:
- In-die Extrusion and Tapping
- Progressive Die Design
- Deep Draw Stamping
- Transfer Stamping
- Class A Dies
- Magnified Optical Devices
There are two methods used in this type of precision stamping, single-part transfer and progressive strip prototyping. Single-part transfer is used for manufacturers set-up for a standard system of design and progressive strip prototyping is used when faster production runs are needed and miniature part sizes are necessary in the manufacture of products.
Precision stamping is done with a variety of metals and materials, including:
- Glass polyester
Products used in electronics, the medical field, aircraft, automobiles and many other industries need precision stamping to product precise parts. By using this type of automation, all the parts can be made in the same way and fit precisely, which causes less waste for manufacturers. These methods help to reduce production time and are more cost-effective for businesses. To learn more, contact the experts at Hub Manufacturing & Metal Stamping.