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Industry Specific Processes

Metal stamping can be applied to a variety of materials based on their unique metalworking qualities for a number of applications across a wide range of industries. Metal Stamping may require the forming and processing of base common metals to rare alloys for their application specific advantages. Some industries require the electrical or thermal conductivity […]

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Simulation

Stamping simulation is a technology that calculates the process of sheet metal stamping, predicting common defects such as splits, wrinkles, springback and material thinning. Also known as forming simulation, the technology is a specific application of non-linear finite element analysis. The technology has many benefits in the manufacturing industry, especially the automotive industry, where lead […]

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Stamping lubricant

The tribology process generates friction which requires the use of a lubricant to protect the tool and die surface from scratching or galling. The lubricant also protects the sheet metal and finished part from the same surface abrasion as well as facilitate elastic material flow preventing rips, tears or wrinkles. There are a variety of […]

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Operations

Bending – the material is deformed or bent along a straight line. Flanging – the material is bent along a curved line. Embossing – the material is stretched into a shallow depression. Used primarily for adding decorative patterns. See also Repouss√© and chasing. Blanking – a piece is cut out of a sheet of the […]

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History

Stamped parts were used for mass produced bicycles in the 1890s. Stamping replaced die forging and machining, resulting in greatly reduced cost. Although not as strong as die forged parts, they were of good enough quality. Stamped bicycle parts were being imported into the United States from Germany in 1890. U. S. companies then started […]

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Pressing and Stamping

Pressing (also known as stamping) is the process of placing flat sheet metal in either blank or coil form into a stamping press where a tool and die surface forms the metal into a net shape. Stamping includes a variety of sheet-metal forming manufacturing processes, such as punching using a machine press or stamping press, […]

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