Due to the uptick in business and the prior slowdown at the mills, we are seeing precision metal stamping material lead-times increasing significantly. Consider material lead times to prevent inventory shortages. The following lead times apply to all precision metal stamping industries.
Lead Times as of June 2014
|Steel||12 - 14 weeks|
|Stainless Steel||16 - 18 weeks|
|C17410||Brush Alloys||12 weeks|
|C194||Copper||10 - 11 weeks|
|C260||Brass||10 - 11 weeks|
|C510||Phosphorus Bronze||10 - 11 weeks|
Medical Grade Alloys:
|MP35N||12 - 14 weeks|
|Titanium||8 - 10 weeks|
|Tantalum||14 - 16 weeks|
Keep the following items in mind when ordering materials:
- These lead times are in addition to normal processing time from receipt of material and secondary outside operations.
- Planning information is extremely important to meet your schedule. The more visibility you can give on your delivery requirements, the more equipped we will be to meet your schedule.
- Provide a letter of authorization to purchase additional material to help circumvent future issues.
Once the mills get back into full production, we should see these lead times reduced. We will keep you informed of any changes as we are notified from our suppliers.