Hydroforming and metal spinning are two of the most efficient and effective processes that are used to produce a variety of high-grade, durable metal components and parts. At American Hydroformers, we produce our parts and components in a variety of measurements and shapes, and it can depend on the needs that the client has specified.
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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.
U.S. manufacturing in the new tech age has brought with it many advances for those involved in the industries of metal stamping and hydroforming.
However, at the same time, it has continued to hinder growth across many industries, even though the dollar is strong, and the cost of oil per barrel is low.
For example, in states where manufacturing is intrinsically linked to automotive industry (like Ohio), there has been a strong showing, perhaps because of the industries tendency to diversify.
In Cleveland, according to a recent news article related to Cleveland manufacturing, companies like TimkinSteel Corp. and City Plating have been steady on the rise over the last few years.
As TimkinSteel Corp. spokesman, Joe Milicia, said in an email:
“We are feeling the effects of a strong dollar and a U.S. rig count that’s down more than 50-percent.”
So while many industries (in every state — not just Ohio) can pinpoint successes and failures throughout the year, the truth is that not every company sees a strong dollar as a bounty for growth.
Is hydroforming different?
Yes. Absolutely, in fact.
For those in the metal stamping and hydroforming industries, opportunities are abound. From things like LED and solar manufacturing in Ohio to automotive and aerospace in the Midwest, metal stamping and hydroforming adapt and advance.
Which, as the numbers will attest, prove that business is booming, and growth this year will lend to additional growth in the following years.
By continuing to focus on high-growth markets, hydroforming and metal stamping thrive in spite of negative factors that pervade other industries.
One could say that, growth is a slow-grind, but as long as there is formidable planning and need, manufacturers in the hydroforming sectors are verging on recession-proof.
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In terms of metal stamping, for many suppliers, a statement that seems to be used most often when describing the service is one that usually involves savings in some way. An obvious selling point that definitely lures in customers. However, don;t be fooled by such simplicity. Savings isn’t, and shouldn’t be the end of your criteria. Engineering, innovation, willingness to help, and economics should also be on your list.
A stamping provider should work with you as a partner, creating solutions and ideas that benefit your project. They should be, as one news article has said, a “manufacturing partner.” How would they do so? By adding core elements of design and expertise that work with your ideas and add value through innovation.
For instance, say you have a part that requires metal stamping. Do you know when a part requires deep-draw metal processing (which requires a specialist), versus when a more traditional stamping process is required? If you answered no, that’s because you shouldn’t have to know. Let the experts decide which technique works best.
A metal stamping supplier should also be a solutions partner, and should have all of the necessary machinery to get the job done correctly and accurately. Not to mention stellar engineering capabilities that exceed quality standards in all facets of the process.
In all aspects of design, a quality stamping provider should partner with you and collaborate to decide what the best direction to proceed should be in regards to your (and your part’s) needs. There should be an open and honest two-way communication between you both so that all expectations are met, and exorbitant (and unnecessary) manufacturing costs can be kept at bay.
Your metal stamping provider should be an all-in-one, conclusive solution to all of your parts needs. They should add value to your project that goes beyond just your stamping needs, and should be willing to work to meet your goals and deadlines.
For more information on how we can help you, please contact our experts to discuss how we can help you with all of your metal stamping solutions or an alternative to metal stamping in the form of tube hydroforming.