The majority of manufacturers will consider metal stamping, hydroforming, and other methods to be processes that are specialized and closely-focused. However, hydroforming and other metal-forming methods are used in a variety of industries. These methods are known to be used in the following industries:
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Over the past few years, metal stamping has experienced a significant amount of growth in a variety of industries. One of the contributing factors to the financial growth of the process is the growth we experienced in our economy. The growth in the United States’ economy has opened the door for a variety of opportunities for production and manufacturing in multiple industries.
When it comes to metal stamping, the process is not a new process. It’s history can be dated all the way back to the 1800s, and this was during the type when bicycle parts were being mass-produced. However, the metal stamping systems and other resources that were being used were not as advanced as they are today. The metal stamping systems during that time were still able to produce a variety of effective and efficient parts and components.
Metal stamping is a process which includes the stamping or pressing of sheet metal into different forms. Some of the different types of metal stamping include punching, deep drawing, pressing, embossing, bending, flanging, and coining to name a few. The most common medium for metal stamping is sheet metal but it can be performed on other types of materials such as polystyrene. The process of stamping can produce an specified object repeatedly normally within a few steps which makes stamping economically favorable.
In many cases the initial process of stamping involves a simulation process. A metal working firm can take specs, measurements, and blueprints in order to perform a test run on the product being stamped. Once the test pieces are made, they can be tested for durability. These tests can include the analysis of possible defects such as wrinkling, splits, and thinning. This simulation saves the hiring manufacturing company time and money since the analysis performed produces a minute batch of product for testing.
Because of its versatility, metal stamping can benefit a wide range of industries. The automotive industry uses metal stamping often in order to produce a large amount of parts with minimal man power and resources. The marine industry, medical industry, construction industry, and aerospace technology industry all use metal stamping to manufacture their parts and products.
American Hydroformers has been a metal working industry leader since 2003. They have produced exceptional quality products for a variety of industries; coupling their expert metal forming capabilities with a strong focus on customer satisfaction. American Hydroformers uses cutting-edge technology in order to ensure your final product exceeds your expectations.
While American Hydroformers technology revolves around hydroforming, we may have an alternative application different from stamping that could be economically more feasible.
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