Precision metal stamping converts flat metal sheets or coils into flat or 3D engineered parts using a variety of punch presses and additional forming stages. Could stamping alone—or in conjunction with piercing, bending, and drawing—be the right choice for your part?
Engineers designing stamped parts need to consider material selection; blank design; the placement and dimension of holes, slots, and bends; and tool design. Consideration should also be given to the design and production expertise of the stamping providers, who can help you optimize your design to fit the stamping process. Read on to learn more about stamping for production and short-run parts.