Creating unique metal parts can be accomplished efficiently and effectively with custom sheet metal stamping. At Degele Manufacturing, our stamping press applies pressure to a stamping tool, also called a die, and impresses the shape of the die onto a blank piece of sheet metal. This creates stamped metal parts, much the same way a cookie-cutter, when pressed down upon a flat sheet of dough, creates a cookie in the shape of the cutter.
Metal Forming and Production Sheet Metal Stamping Capabilities
Our custom sheet metal stamping process works for a number of specialized parts, using different types of dies to create simple as well as more detailed pieces through production stamping.
Progressive die stamping works like an assembly line. The blanked sheet metal passes through a number of presses, each containing a different die that leaves the impression of each die upon the sheet metal. This is ideal for complex parts that require detailed markings or qualities.
Lines dies, on the other hand, involve one simple imprint, whether by hand or machine. They are ideal for minimizing the amount of sheet metal waste created by the stamping process.
Blanking involves creating individual pieces of sheet metal, known as blanks, like the cookies created by a cookie-cutter. This process lowers the time and costs necessary to create a unique part.
Notching, which is done on the outsides of sheet metal pieces, bends stamped metal parts. It is used to give a part its shape.
Piercing is similar to blanking, but while blanking refers to the new part, or cookie, cut, piercing involves removing the cut-out part. The final product is a sheet of metal with holes in it, rather than the pieces cut from the sheet.
These are just a few examples of custom and production stamping capabilities. The exact methods used depend upon your individual needs. Degele Manufacturing specializes in using all of these techniques to produce detailed metal parts to meet a diverse array of client requirements.
Progressive Die Stamping
Progressive die stamping is one of the fastest and easiest methods of creating new parts. It allows for more detail, since a part can pass through anything from one die to up to 40 different dies.
There are notable pros and cons to progressive die stamping. While it takes less time due to shorter set-up and preparation and time, it creates more waste than other similar styles of stamping.
Custom Sheet Metal Stamping Materials
When it comes to the ideal materials for custom sheet metal stamping, the correct answer depends on your individual needs. Different materials offer different degrees of durability, so it’s important to choose a material based on the intended use of the newly created metal part. Some of the most commonly used materials at Degele Manufacturing include:
- Stainless steel
Custom-Made Precision Metal Stamping Dies
If you need a particular shape, style, or element but don’t see it available as a pre-formed die, that doesn’t mean it’s unobtainable. Custom-made precision metal stamping dies can be designed to fit your exact needs. This is, in fact, the most common method of stamping, since parts often require unique elements.
Custom Sheet Metal Stamping from Degele Manufacturing
Custom sheet-metal stamping is one of the fastest and easiest ways to obtain individualized, specific-use metal parts. Although it may sound complicated, Degele Manufacturing simplifies the process, offering you a number of die options and materials for parts. Customizing your parts is our specialty, so no matter what kind of stamped metal pieces you require for any function, we’ve got you covered.