What Is Metal Stamping?
Precision, custom metal stamping offers many advantages for a wide variety of metal fabrication applications and part designs. At its most fundamental level metal stamping is a process of stamping metal strip into identical metal parts or components. There are many techniques involved in metal stamping such as:
- Embossing & Stenciling
Metal stamping is used in many industry applications such as Automotive, Non-Automotive (marine, trucking, locomotive), Aerospace, Medical, Military, HVAC, Hand Tools, Appliances, Computers – just to name a few.
What Are The Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Metal Stamping?
The primary advantage to metal stamping is the ability to produce metal parts quickly, and in higher volumes than traditional forms of machining and fabrication. After initial tooling investment, the process is highly automated. When you can quickly produce a part, the per part cost will come down. Additionally, part complexity can be built into one die enabling a more efficient process rather than requiring multiple tools. Consistent quality and accuracy are further advantages since precision metal stamping enables the production of parts with a high degree of accuracy.
While metal stamping offers many advantages, there are some factors to consider. There is an upfront investment of time and money in tooling. Thus, if production volume is lower, the upfront cost may not be justifiable. Additionally, while metal stamping can produce parts with a high degree of accuracy and hold tight tolerances, it is not ideal for high precision tolerances where traditional machining would be required.
Is Metal Stamping Right For My Application?
With nearly 50 years of metal stamping experience, TorrMetal is your ideal partner when considering if metal stamping is a good choice for your particular application. When you share your designs with us, we can offer an assessment based on part complexity, projected volume, required materials, and how it applies to our capabilities to help you determine if metal stamping is right for your application. To learn more about the possibilities of metal stamping, be sure to read these articles in our Learning Center:
About TorrMetal Corporation
Since 1972, TorrMetal has been producing precision stamped and fabricated metal parts for a wide variety of needs; these include metal stamped parts for the medical, aerospace, natural gas, and small appliance markets, among others. The company offers a number of fully automated presses and fabrication machinery, can produce both simple and complex parts in long to medium runs, and offers in-house engineering support and design for progressive dies. With expertise in stainless, aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, composites, and tough alloys, TorrMetal can meet many specialty stamping needs.
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