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Metal Stamping Insights

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

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April 22, 2024
The Evolution from NAFTA to USMCA

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which took effect in 1994, was a landmark trade deal between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...