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Stamping Press

What is a stamping press?

A stamping press is a metalworking machine tool used to shape or cut metal by deforming it with a die. A stamping press uses precision-made male and female dies to dictate the shape of the final product.

What is metal stamping?

Metal stamping is a cold-forming process that makes use of dies and stamping presses to transform sheet metal into different shapes. Pieces of flat sheet metal, typically referred to as blanks, is fed into a sheet metal stamping press that uses a tool and die surface to form the metal into a new shape. The strip of material is then fed through the die between die sections, where the use of pressure will shape and shear the material into the desired final shape for the product or component.

Basic Concepts of Metal Stamping

Metal stamping, also referred to as pressing, is a low-cost high-speed manufacturing process that can produce a high volume of identical metal components. Stamping operations are suitable for both short or long production runs, and be conducted with other metal forming operations, and may consist of one or more of a series of more specific processes or techniques, such as:

Punching, Blanking, Embossing, Coining, Bending, Flanging

Punching and blanking refer to the use of a die to cut the material into specific forms. In punching operations, a scrap piece of material is removed as the punch enters the die, effectively leaving a hole in the workpiece. Blanking, on the other hand, removes a workpiece from the primary material, making that removed component the desired workpiece or blank.


What material is used for stamping?

Common alloys used for stamping include steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, nickel and aluminium. For special and demanding applications, exotic materials such as Inconel and Kovar may be more suitable.

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