Precision stamping is a fast and cost-effective solution for manufacturing large quantities of complex products. There are three major precision stamping applications currently in use at factories across the globe: micro-precision stamping, intricate precision metalwork, and prototype design.
Metal stamping uses high tonnage presses and stamping dies to forge sheets of metal into complete or semi-complete parts. Precision metal stamping improves the speed and accuracy of complex stamping applications by allowing the stamping, folding, drawing, or piercing of a product in a single or series operations.
Benefits and Disadvantages Of Precision Stamping
Precision stamping can be highly automated, making the process well-suited for high-volume because labor costs drop as production levels increase. Upfront tooling costs, however, may render precision stamping ineffective for smaller production runs. Other factors to consider include long lead times and difficulty making design changes once the tools have been created.
What Is Micro Precision Metal Stamping?
Micro-precision stamping is capable of making minute stamps, cuts, bends, and folds in a workpiece. Typically, micro-precision stamping machines support tools with diameters on the micron level. Minimum diameter capabilities vary depending on the particular machine, but .002 inches and .005 inches are common minimum specifications. These micro-stamping combine photo etching technology and 3D computer software to perform highly exact operation
Benefits of Micro Precision Thin Material
Aside from its effectiveness in manufacturing small parts, precision micro-stamping provides numerous other advantages. Some of these include:
• Reduced risk: The inclusion of modular and digital tooling reduces tooling costs.
• Quick results: Thanks to decreased tooling barriers, production can be finished within days.
• Improved flexibility: Changes in product designs are less costly or time consuming than with traditional precision stamping methods.