METAL STAMPING INSIGHTS

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

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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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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September 2, 2014

Why a Single-Source Metal Stamping Company Might Be the Right Decision

When a metal stamping company develops your product from design through production in-house, there's a greater chance you'll get your parts on time and on budget.

 

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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...

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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...

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