Metal Stamping is a process that uses dies and extreme pressure to transform flat metal sheets into contoured products. Typical substrates used in stamping include: aluminum, brass, copper, bronze, and steel. Substrates used are typically in small flat sheets called blanks or in a continuous coil that can be fed directly into the stamping die.
Metal stamping is used to produce components of many different products from cars and airplanes to everyday items like silverware, pots and pans, and even appliances.
Stampings are created in presses. The larger the press’s capacity, the larger the product it can make. The presses at Ace Industries range in capacity from 2 1/2 to 100 tons. A single stage operation is where every stroke of the press produces the desired form on the sheet metal part. Dies can also be multiple stage dies that allow multiple stamping operations to be performed in succession to manufacture more complex parts.
Metal stamping is the ideal process for mid to large volume production runs, especially if the product will be a recurring order. While the tooling cost is several times that of a spinning chuck, the manufacturing cycle time is significantly less.