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Get to know Metal stamping process

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What is Metal Stamping?

Metal stamping is a process which includes the stamping or pressing of a flat sheet metal (blank or coil form) into various forms. In the press, a tool and die surface makes the metal into a net shape. This metal stamping production service can produce an specified object repeatedly normally within a few steps, or it can be a one stage operation which makes stamping economically favorable.Stamping manufacturing processes include punching using a machine press or stamping press, blanking, embossing, bending, flanging, and coining.The most common medium for metal stamping is cold metal sheets.This process is used for producing parts for different fields, from your household appliances to automotive industries.

How does a Sheet Metal Stamping Operation Work?  

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In this operation, the sheet metal is cut, then formed into the preferred shape. Though a sheet metal stamping process may make use of several different types of special machines, it requires three most important basic items: stamping die, stamping press and sheet metal from which the part will be made. In many cases the initial process of stamping involves a simulation process. A metal working firm can take specs, measurements, and blueprints in order to perform a test run on the product being stamped. Once the test pieces are made, they can be tested for durability. These tests can include the analysis of possible defects such as wrinkling, splits, and thinning. This simulation saves the hiring manufacturing company time and money since the analysis performed produces a minute batch of product for testing.

Professionals involved in Sheet Metal Stamping

Many works are included in the whole stamping process, like die process engineers, die designers, machinists, die makers and die maintenance technicians. 

Process engineers are in charge of determining the steps required to transform a flat metal sheet into a finished part, which is a crucial job. A single error can immediately cause the whole process to fail. 

Die designers design the tools needed to effectively carry out the process that has been built. Most individuals can work both as process engineers and die designers. The latter can be more effective when they fully understand mechanical motion, material strengths and the different types of tool steel. They are experts at operating computer-aided software or CAD.

Machinists cut die components from specific materials to their proper sizes. Die maker assemble, as well as construct the tool. They have to test the die to make sure that it functions well and continuously produces a piece part that is good enough. Production die maintenance technicians are responsible for the maintenance and repair of stamping dies.

Zechin Industries in China provides cost-effective metal stamping and parts fabrication for a variety of industries and applications. We bring state-of-the-art equipment and experienced staff to help companies fulfill their unique and exact requirements. Please contact us for more information.

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