There are many different options to create parts and components out of metal. The most effective option is a factor of the shape of the final part, the type of metal, alloy or material, as well as the size of the order.
For simple to complex shapes in parts made from sheet metal, one of the most cost-effective options to consider is metal stamping. This is a process that uses high tonnage presses and specially designed and manufactured dies. The die are often used in a series, progressively shaping the part through many different stages for the more complex parts. As it can be fully automated from start to finish, it is also an efficient process.
The choice of precision metal stamping means the process is designed to provide final parts with tight tolerances and specifications. With CNC control of the process, the precision obtained with state-of-the-art equipment and knowledgeable operators makes this one of the most effective choices for high volume types of parts.
The quality and ability to complete parts through precision metal stamping to exact standards have long been recognized by the automotive industry. Parts fabricated using this method can also be found in HVAC systems, in appliances and in most types of equipment and machines.
Most types of alloys and metals in sheet form are an excellent choice for metal stamping. With no need to heat the metal during fabrication, secondary processes are usually not required as would be seen if welding, machining or extrusion was used to produce the part.
As a general guideline, the higher the order volume, the lower the cost per unit with precision metal stamping. Once the tool is designed and produced, the process is exceptionally low-cost, which means larger orders are an ideal match for this type of fabrication process.