Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Metal Stamping Definition

Metal stamping is a process employed in manufacturing metal parts with a specific design.

A metal alloy sheet is used as the stock. This stock is either stamped on a press using dies and punches or drawn into shapes on hydraulic deep drawing machines. Common examples are sheet metal machines, automobile parts, metal components used in audio and video devices, aerosol spray cans, and even military tanks. A household example is the use of sheets of metal to make pots and pans.

Sheet metal can be molded into different pre-determined shapes. The metal must be malleable and needs to flow easily in order to be drawn into shapes. 

Stamping can be done on metals like Aluminum, Zinc, Steel, Nickel, Bronze, Copper and other alloys.

This is a mass production, economical process with low cycle time. Hence, it is widely used in manufacturing large volume products with semi-skilled labour. The process is also called chipless manufacturing.


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