METAL STAMPING INSIGHTS

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

December 6, 2017

Metal Stamping Defects Not an Option for Automotive Stamped Parts - Manufacturers Require Suppliers Use Automotive Quality Core Tools

In an increasingly global automotive market, suppliers such as precision metal stamping firms must be able to deliver parts with zero defects and comply with changing international industry...

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July 6, 2017

Metal Stamping Defects Can Spell Disaster for Medical Devices

Defective medical devices are costing manufacturers billions of dollars every year. Even more alarming, defects can lead to patient death and harm. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,...

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April 18, 2017

Automotive OEMs Save Big with Switch to Metal Stamping

Automotive manufacturers and their suppliers can see significant reductions in piece prices by working with metal stamping engineers to determine whether parts made with more expensive processes can...

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January 10, 2017

Implantable Medical Devices Spur Metal Stamping Innovations

The implantable medical device market is growing at a rapid pace globally.  As manufacturers develop amazing new therapeutic technologies for orthopedic, cardiovascular and other conditions, metal...

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August 4, 2016

Ensuring Quality in Metal Stampings from Start to Finish: 13 Critical Steps to Ensure Metal Stamping Success (Steps 8-13)

Manufacturers who require precision metal stampings can benefit from understanding how to optimize the metal stamping process and reduce costs. This three-part blog series covers the 13 steps that...

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June 29, 2016

Planning Can Save Production Time and Costs: 13 Critical Steps to Ensure Metal Stamping Success (Steps 4-7)

In the first part in this series, Metal Stampings Can Impact Your Bottom Line, we covered the first three of 13 critical steps to ensure success in metal stamping. In this article, steps four through...

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May 17, 2016

Metal Stampings Can Impact Your Bottom Line: 13 Critical Steps to Ensure Metal Stamping Success (Steps 1-3)

Metal stamped parts may appear to be just a small component of the larger product, but they can have a significant impact on a manufacturer’s bottom line in terms of costs, cycle time, and product...

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April 19, 2016

What to Look for at Site Visits to Metal Stamping Companies

Manufacturers who are considering adding or replacing a supplier of precision metal stamping face a daunting task of evaluation. Often, the process requires site visits to one or more metal stamping...

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April 7, 2016

Progressive Stamping vs. Fine Blanking: Three questions OEMs Should Ask

For manufacturers who require precision parts with tight tolerances, it can pay to compare the options for manufacturing processes. Although fine blanking may be the best choice for certain parts...

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December 14, 2015

Using Multiple-Up Dies for Metal Stamping to Save Money and Boost Volume

Designing the metal stamping die to produce a new precision part is one of the most important steps to ensuring long-term success in production. Depending on the manufacturer’s requirements for the...

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November 11, 2015

Metal Stamping Sensors Boost Efficiency, Quality

In precision metal stamping, every stroke of the press exerts tremendous pressure on the metal being formed, which can lead to unpredictable problems over time, unless sensors are in place. Parts can...

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October 12, 2015

Steel Market Impacts Metal Stamping Lead Times and Prices

With steel one of the top metals used in metal stamping, global market fluctuations in the supply and demand for steel have been pushing steel prices lower and shortening lead times for delivery for...

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June 15, 2015

Designing the Metal Stamping Strip to Minimize the Use of Precious Metals

Manufacturers in the automotive, electronics, telecommunications and medical device industries are among the leading users of precious metals such as gold and palladium in critical parts. Gold is...

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May 6, 2015

How Metal Stamping Simulation Software Saves Money

Simulation software is a powerful aid to new product development in industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace and medical devices. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software, however, is both...

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April 30, 2015

Metal Stampings Have Limitations – Keep Them in Mind when Designing Your Part

Computer-aided design (CAD) is a wonderful technology that can lead product engineers and designers to think that anything is possible. After all, you can draw a complex part on the screen to...

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November 4, 2014

How Tight of a Tolerance Do You Need for Your Metal Stamping?

How tight of a tolerance do you need for your metal stamping? That’s a good question. The answer isn’t complex, nor is it simple and straightforward. 

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October 14, 2014

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Running Metal Stamping Family Dies

Family tooling is a method in which a manufacturer designs and builds a die that is able to simultaneously produce multiple components in different configurations. Family tooling is widely used, and...

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