METAL STAMPING INSIGHTS

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

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.

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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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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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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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July 9, 2013

What Factors Affect the Prices OEMs Pay for Metal Stampings?

With more and more suppliers becoming more competitively priced, pressures to use lower cost parts are rising. Keeping the following factors in mind when analyzing cost-competitive solutions can...

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July 19, 2012

In-House Engineering, Design, and Tool Build Expertise Improve Metal Stamping Quality and Reliability

This is the third in Kenmode's blog article series entitled "10 Metal Stamping Quality Indicators for Medical Device Manufacturers" to help medical device manufacturers evaluate the level of quality...

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April 1, 2011

Starting DFM Early with Metal Stamping Companies Limits Part Failure Risk

Design for Manufacturability (DFM) is a very important tool in the quality toolbox for manufacturers of complex products.  All too often, however, manufacturers have already set their design...

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December 8, 2010

5 Tips to Smooth Transition from Medical Device Design to Manufacture

A common obstacle to a successful market launch is the transition of medical products from design to manufacture, with issues often leading to unnecessary costs and significant delays. Several tips...

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August 9, 2010

A Must-Have Reference for Precision Metal Stamping Projects

Are you a design engineer, specifier, or buyer of precision metal stampings? Then you can't afford to be without this must-have reference.

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May 11, 2010

Limit Scrap - A Surefire Way to Reduce Precision Metal Stamping Costs

Are you looking for ways to reduce costs on your precision metal stamping projects?  One of the first places to look is on the factory floor.  How much of the expensive precision metal stamping...

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