Precision metal stamping is a hallmark of the industrial manufacturing process. In many cases, it is far easier to take a sheet of metal and stamp the part into the proper shape than it would be to create a mold and cast it, or use CNC machining to create it from a block of metal.
Almost any shape, as long as it is on the thinner side, can be created if it makes sense to use a metal press to “stamp” it into shape. These shapes can include flat areas, bends, and areas that require holes, slots and brackets. Other shapes include EMI shields, clamps, screens, metal stamped enclosures and more. If it can be designed using CAD/CAM software or a stencil, it can be fabricated with precision metal stamping.
Here are some of the benefits of precision metal stamping:
Today’s high-tech stamping machines are closely integrated with software that can deliver greater precision in the sheet metal stamping designs as well as follow specific templates and stencils. Plus, modern stamping machines can do it faster than other metal fabrication processes.
Because of the high-tech nature of today’s stamping machines, it costs about the same per part to create a prototype of a metal stamped part as it does to create a part for production. This kind of quick turnaround prototyping allows you to create, test and refine your metal stamped designs to make sure that they do exactly what you need them to do. You can make changes on the fly to improve the part design and ensure that all future stamped parts meet the new specifications.
Because these stamping machines are highly automated, it makes it easy to scale production to bigger facilities if necessary. Once you have a good design in use, it can be replicated on one, bigger, faster stamping machine, or to an entire factory full of these stamping machines.
Some metal fabrication processes involve a lot of post-process work to make the produced parts suitable for use. Because of the precision delivered by today’s stamping machines, this is not as big of an issue, and processes such as deburring to eliminate sharp edges are an automatic part of the process.
Where most sheet metal stamping companies only want to take on high volume orders, Getec Industrial’s processes and capabilities are configured to handle low volume metal stamping production at a reasonable price. Give us a call at 888-999-8499, contact us online, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to one of our precision metal stamping engineers today.