Metal Stamping is the process of placing flat sheet metal in either blank or coil form into a stamping press where a tool and die surface forms the metal into a net shape. Stamping includes a variety of sheet-metal forming manufacturing processes, such as punching using a machine press or stamping press, blanking, embossing, bending, flanging, and coining. This could be a single stage operation where every stroke of the press produces the desired form on the sheet metal part, or could occur through a series of stages. The process is usually carried out on sheet metal, but can also be used on other materials, such as polystyrene. Progressive dies are commonly fed from a coil of steel, coil reel for unwinding of coil to a straightener to level the coil and then into a feeder which advances the material into the press and die at a predetermined feed length. Depending on part complexity, the number of stations in the die can be determined.
US Machine & Tool’s Metal Stamping Capabilities
- Metal Stamping Presses from 60 tons to 400 tons (Up to 100 SPM)
- Thirty metal stamping presses
- Servo Feedlines up to 48” Width Capability
- Processes: Progressive, Tandem, Transfer Line Dies
- Deep Draw / Pre-painted Materials
- Maximum Press Bed Size: 96” X 60” (2.4 X 1.5 meters)