When you need to mass produce metal parts using multiple methods, progressive die stamping is the way to go. The process of die stamping, including automotive stamping, involves feeding a strip of metal through the different stations of a stamping die. Each station performs a different operation until the finished product is complete and separated from the carrying web.
The automotive industry uses progressive die stamping to create everything from large-gauge steel parts to micro-miniature parts. Automotive stamping is efficient for quickly creating prototypes, assembling metal items with precision and maintaining quality control.
Additional benefits of progressive die stamping include:
- Precision with complicated in-press operations.
- Efficient cycle times of up to 800 parts per minute.
- The dies are made of tool steel, allowing them to withstand high shock loads, resist abrasive forces and maintain a sharp cutting edge.
- The ability to stamp several types of materials, including titanium, steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, aluminum and zinc.
- The die stations can perform actions such as punching, coining, bending, fine blanking and multi- or four-slide stamping.
- Streamline the manufacturing process.
- Uniform quality of manufactured parts.
- Ability to work with materials as thin as 0.0015 inches.
- The use of advanced technologies like in-die protection systems and video inspections.
To learn more about progressive die stamping for your manufacturing needs, contact Sinotech.