Latest tips, trends and best practices in the metal stamping industry

Tim Lynch

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Recent Posts

July 27, 2022

Why Copper is Ideal for Industrial Use

When you think of copper, you may immediately imagine a penny or the Statue of Liberty with its well-known green patina. Copper is far more than a decorative metal, though. Copper, with its...

June 22, 2022

Deciding if Aluminum is Suitable for a Metal Stamped Part

Choosing the appropriate metal for your stamped part can be tricky. In some cases, there are parts that could be made from several different materials. It’s important to compare materials to...

May 4, 2022

Choosing the Right Metal Stamping Material

Precision metal stamping is one of the most popular manufacturing processes for various industrial applications because it is quick, accurate, and repeatable as well as being a versatile,...

April 19, 2022

Copper vs Aluminum Busbar — Which Is Right for Your Project?

There is some debate regarding which material is better for use for busbars—aluminum or copper. Both materials have been used with success, but which is better? Or is one better than the other? Which...

January 12, 2022

2022 Forecast for Metal Stamping Materials

The price of nearly every design and construction material or component you can imagine went through increases in 2021. Unfortunately, if you were looking for relief heading into 2022, you won’t find...

January 28, 2021

Finishing Options for Metal Stampings

When designing and producing precision metal stamped components, engineers and project managers representing the manufacturer, its suppliers, and the metal stamper should discuss the options for...

October 7, 2020

Growth in Electric Vehicles Driving Need for Metal Stamped Busbars

Demand is revving up for electric vehicles of all kinds, from cars to trucks to public transport. According to Bloomberg NEF market forecasts, electric cars are expected to grow from 2.7% of all...

March 10, 2020

Cleaning Metal Stampings Is Critical to Its Finish and Function

Cleaning Metal Stampings Is Critical to Its Finish and Function

The metal stamping process leaves residues, such as lubricants, metal shavings, and dust, on the stamped parts as they come out of the...

February 25, 2020

Heat Treating Techniques to Strengthen Metal Stampings

Heat Treating Techniques to Strengthen Metal Stampings

Custom metal stampings may require heat treating after stamping to achieve an OEM’s specifications for the part’s hardness or softness,...

December 3, 2019

How Metal Plating Enhances Stamped Parts

A wide range of custom metal stampings require metal plating as part of the finishing process  – from large automotive parts to miniature components for electronics, injection molding, medical...

November 19, 2019

Powder Coating and E-Coating Improve Corrosion Resistance and Appearance of Metal Stampings

Of the many finishing options available for metal stampings, powder coating and electro-coating (e-coating) are often preferred by automotive OEMs and Tier suppliers of car parts and systems, as well...

November 5, 2019

The Benefits of Electropolishing for Your Precision Metal Stamped Part

Because the metal stamping process puts metal under enormous pressure in order to achieve the desired form, components may require polishing after stamping to improve function or appearance or both....

October 22, 2019

Deburring Improves Performance and Appearance of Metal Stampings

The metal stamping process uses heavy tonnage presses to form a wide variety of metal materials, which can produce burrs – excess metal in a rough or raised area on the part’s surface or ragged or...

August 6, 2019

Progressive Stamping Delivers High Speed Production and Lower Costs

Progressive die stamping is a high-volume, high-performance metal stamping process that uses progressive dies, which perform multiple operations in one die, often in one pass of the press, which can...

July 22, 2019

Is Progressive Die Stamping or Transfer Die Stamping Best for Your Next Precision Metal Stamping Project?

If you’re responsible for designing or buying precision metal stamped parts, it’s important to understand when to use progressive die stamping versus transfer die stamping.

February 19, 2019

Three Trends Buyers of Precision Metal Stampings Should Watch in 2019

Now that we’ve settled into the new year it’s the perfect time to reflect on 2018 and think about what trends are likely to influence decisions you make in 2019.  Most experts agree that 2018 was a...

December 4, 2018

How Precision Metal Stampers Use 3D Simulation Software to Design Tooling

Today’s precision metal stampers are turning to sophisticated 3D simulation software to produce high quality parts.