Metal stamping for metal fabrication can be surprisingly complicated. Here at Cadet Steel in Denver, we wanted to share a bit about the different processes that may be used to create the parts and components you need. We can deliver on nearly anything you need, no matter the size or application. Simply give us a call to discuss your project.
When needed, blanking can be the first step in the stamping process. In blanking, large sheets or coils of metal are cut into smaller more manageable pieces. Blanking is usually used when a piece will be formed or drawn.
Piercing is used when a part needs slots, cutouts, or holes. Piercing also punches out the required shape for a piece. It is sometimes done at the same time as blanking.
This is done after drawing if it is needed and is somewhat self-explanatory. A ram is used to push against the metal to provide any needed bends in the piece. You cannot punch an already bent piece because it can cause the metal to be deformed and can ruin a part.
Forming is typically used for pieces that require more than one bend. Forming, while very similar to bottoming, coining, and bending, will create the bends in one step.
Often used to cut deep drawn round cups, pinch trimming is a way to cut a piece from a metal sheet. This process separates the cut pieces from the scrap metal by pinching it against a vertical, flat surface.
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