The ability to produce small parts with simple to complex shapes quickly and efficiently is why metal stamping is such an important process for many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Many companies may advertise they can complete precision metal stampings, but it is important for any OEM to take the time and do the research to make sure this claim is accurate. There are different shops that will provide stamping services, but they may not have the investment in equipment, trained professionals and the technology required to actually complete parts to the precision needed in various industries.
Industries that are in need of precision metal stampings include the aerospace and automotive industries. In these types of applications, parts have to be produced to extremely tight tolerances, with deviations on final products outside of the allowed tolerances simply not acceptable or usable.
Look for Experience
When choosing a company to produce precision metal stampings, their experience will be a key factor to consider. Not only does experience show that the company has the knowledge and technical expertise for the project, but it also shows they have a track record of quality production within their facility.
Most OEMs will need to find a company for metal stamping that has the ability to produce large volume production runs on a very specific schedule. Ensuring any company under consideration has the minimum required capacity, as well as the ability to scale up to meet increased production requirements, will be essential.