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Resources Help Engineers Select Materials & Finishes for Metal Stamped Parts

Posted by Tim Lynch | Sep 14, 2021 8:18:42 AM

In two new eBooks, Kenmode shares inside information from leading metal finishing experts and provides advice on optimal material selection. The ebooks were written to assist engineers at OEMs and Tier Suppliers as they develop specifications for metal stamped parts. Kenmode engineers helped to develop the eBooks based on their experience producing metal stampings for a broad range of industrial applications including automotive, busbars, electronics, insert molding, and medical devices.

“We value working in collaboration with engineers from manufacturers on the design of their part to meet critical dimensions, industry standards, and the operating environment of the part,” explains Tim Lynch, Vice President, Marketing and Sales. “We can assist engineers to ensure they are selecting the right material and finishing technique to meet the unique needs of the part’s application and ensure the stamping’s long-term success.”

The “Metal Stamping Finishing Options” eBook includes educational information on the various finishing options including cleaning, deburring, electropolishing, heat treating, metal plating, powder coating and e-coating.

The “Selecting the Right Materials for your Metal Stamped Parts” eBook provides information to help OEMs select the right material for the stamping’s function, with materials ranging from common alloys like steel, copper, brass, nickel, and aluminum to precious and noble metals.

Both eBooks are available for free download on Kenmode's website.

In addition to the eBooks, Kenmode has developed a comprehensive Custom Metal Stamping Guide which provides detailed information on the process used when precision and complex dimensions are required to produce a unique part. The guide can be viewed at kenmode.com/custom-metal-stamping-guide.


Since its founding in the Chicago suburbs in 1960, Kenmode has built a reputation for strict adherence to uncompromised quality and performance standards in the manufacture of complex, high-precision custom metal stampings and assemblies for the automotive, busbar, electronics, consumer goods, insert molding, and medical device industries worldwide. Today, Kenmode fields one of the largest and most experienced engineering, design, and tool and die teams in the industry and employs the latest technology throughout the metal stamping design and production process. Kenmode handles a wide range of metal stamping materials and component parts, from micro-miniature medical stampings that incorporate precious metals to large automotive stampings made from steel.

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