Metal Stamping Processes
Metal stamping machines are used to produce metal component parts in volume. The machines operate custom die sets that are made for the production of custom metal stampings. Through metal stamping processes, parts can be produced to close tolerances and from a great variety of materials.
Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. has the facilities to produce all three types of metal stampings. Many metal stamping companies can produce one or two types, but few have the ability to produce all three types.
Progressive stampings are perhaps the most common type of die stamping metal components. These parts are typically flat or shallow draw parts. These machines run one die set in a vertical motion.
Deep drawn or eyelet stampings are, as the name says, deep drawn cup or thimble shaped parts. Unlike progressive die or multi slide machines, our eyelet or deep draw machine pass the parts through multiple dies as a transfer press.
Multislide or four slide metal stampings are often the most intricate parts with multiple bends or angles. These are wrapped or clamping type parts. Multi-slide machines also can run more than one die set at a time and can do so at different angles. This type of machine is also used to produce most of our wire forms.
When Ken-tron receives a request for quote, our engineers take the component drawing or blueprint and decide which type of machine will most efficiently produce the part you are looking to source.