Different techniques are used for specific jobs during metal stamping. This depends on the type of designs that are being punched into the sheet metal. Some of these techniques include deep-drawn stamping, which forms holes in parts of the sheet metal, and progressive die stamping, which rapidly designs small parts on sheets at the same time.
Metal stamping occurs under a process that involves various machine parts working simultaneously. The machine press has two processes: the dies and punches. The die is a metallic tool mounted on the machine's table. It shapes the design that is being stamped onto the sheet of metal. The punch is a carbine or steel tool that is also shaped in the design that is being stamped but is much smaller and capable of clearing space between the die and punch. The carbine is mounted on the head of the press machine and punches designs into the metal in a rapid downward motion. Craftsmen are important in the stamping process to supply precision in the designs. They do this by employing other processes such as jig boring, grinding, electrical discharge machining (EDM) and lapping machines.
Types of Metal
Most types of metal are commonly used in metal stamping, though they are generally flexible and can be easily manipulated under the machine process. These metals include aluminum, zinc, steel, nickel, bronze, copper and certain other alloys. The metal is fashioned into sheets of various sizes and thicknesses. Metal presses are designed to shape and design all types of metal sheets regardless of size and thickness.
Some of these designs are used to create familiar, everyday products such as sheet metal machines, car parts, audio/video devices, aerosol spray cans, pots and pans. Uses also include military tanks.
Metal stamping is the industrial process of stamping or shaping designs on sheets of metal. A metal sheet alloy is stamped or pressed on a machine using dies and a hydraulic machine to create the designs.
Metal stamping is a process that is used in all types of manufacturing. It is a highly elaborate system using a combination of machine presses and pure craftsmanship. It is performed in rapid succession and involves various techniques for the type of shapes and designs that are being created. Any type of metallic product sold in the marketplace has been shaped and designed through the use of metal stamping.