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

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...

September 26, 2018

Why Metal Stamping Buyers Are Carefully Watching Steel Prices

US Steel prices are currently the highest in the world. That’s certainly motivation for buyers and manufacturers of metal stamping components to consider their options.

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...

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...

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...

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...

October 1, 2014

Can U.S. Metal Stamping Companies Compete with Lower Cost Markets?

With significant gains in U.S. productivity in recent years, U.S. manufacturers are seeing an overall cost advantage when using U.S. suppliers, as evidenced by the reshoring trend.

June 18, 2014

Four Tips for Keeping Metal Stamping Costs Down and Inventory Flowing During an Uptick in Sales

Many manufacturers are experiencing steady increases in sales.  In fact, according to the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), manufacturing production is forecasted to...

July 23, 2013

Two Key Factors for Picking Quality Metal Stamping Suppliers

Every manufacturer’s goal is to have a zero-defect production line, but OEMs and their suppliers alike know that problems are inherent in any manufacturing process. What's important is that OEM...

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...

October 5, 2011

Silver May be Low-Cost Solution for Plating Electronic Connector Stampings

Not long ago we featured a blog article about the use of palladium as an alternative to gold for plating electronic components due to the rising cost of gold.  It's Time to Consider Palladium for...

August 19, 2010

Precision Metal Stamping Industry Sees Big Swings in Metal Prices

Precision metal stamping manufacturers are finding metal markets increasingly unpredictable.  The industry has experienced wild swings both up and down -- sometimes these swings occurring within a...

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.

June 1, 2010

It's Time to Consider Palladium for Electronics Plating -- Again.

Author:  Vince Azzano, Director of Technical Sales, Precision Plating Company

Fabricated gold prices are at an all-time high, and traders and analysts are still largely bullish on gold’s outlook for...

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...