Each year, heavy-duty commercial vehicles move more than 9.2 billion tons of goods across the nation. The irreplaceable trucking industry is vital to the economy, and custom investment castings keep it moving. By understanding investment casting for truck parts, you’ll gain a better understanding of how not all aftermarket parts are created equally and what to look for in an investment casting manufacturer. What is Investment Casting? Investment casting is a time-proven metal-forming technique used for more than 5,000 years. The technique involves making a wax pattern to create a three-dimensional mold, or investment. Specialists then melt the wax and…
Automotive Die Stampings: Understanding Presses & Operations
Learn more about automotive die stampings by understanding presses and operations from the experts at Sinotech.
Automotive Stamping is Hot, Produces Safety-Critical Structural Parts
The process of hot automotive die stamping involves heating metal to temperatures of 900° C or more, forming it and then quenching it, a process that cools the metal quickly.
Automotive Die Stamping Driven by Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS)
Throughout the last 25 years, automotive die stamping was a relatively simple process, but with the introduction of AHSS, auto manufacturers found that the traditional automotive die did not work as intended and wasn’t strong enough.
The Evolved Motion Technologies in Automotive Die Stamping
Though automotive die stamping is common, other industries are taking advantage of benefits offered by die stamping to create items like electronic products and medical devices.
Automotive Die Stamping & 3D Visualization
In the automotive industry, design is everything. The wrong design can result in weak spots, uneven lines and other blemishes in regards to automotive die stamping. Ultimately, these weaknesses can compromise the safety and aesthetics of a finished product. One of the technological advances that has helped manufacturers and designers save time and cut down on the costs of die stamping is 3D visualization using CAD and CAM software. How 3D Visualization Aids the Automotive Die Stamping Process Time savings and increased accuracy: When die makers use 3D visualization software, they need less time to quote a project and create…
Sinotech’s High-Quality Metal Stampings: Progressive Die Stamping, Automotive Stamping & More
Progressive die stamping is a metalworking technique that involves bending, punching, coining and modifying raw metal materials with an automatic feeding system. Metal stamping is a practice humans have used since the discovery of fire to make tools, coins, decorations and jewelry. As technology advanced through history, various industries started to use metal stamping techniques for their own applications. The auto industry, for example, uses automotive stamping to make vehicles and components. Progressive Die Stamping Process Metal stamping begins with sheet metal that machines, or dies, can form, bend, stretch and draw. The metal must have the ability to stretch…
Choosing a Progressive Die or Line Die Stamping Vendor for Automotive Stamping Applications
Progressive die stamping and line die stamping for automotive stamping applications are services manufacturers commonly seek because they can help save time, reduce costs and provide consistent results. When you choose a metal stamping vendor, it’s important to consider more than just the bottom line. As you shop for custom stamping or contract stamping services, look into the following: Design help. A good vendor offers design assistance to ensure an economical stamping process – and to ensure the finished part performs well. Production options. Progressive die stamping may not be the only, the best or most cost-effective, option available. Alternatives…
Advantages of Progressive Die Stamping for Mass Production
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:…