Metal Stamping Machines and What Precision Stamping is all About
Talking of metal stamping and particularly precision stamping, this is a process for punching of markings, three dimensional shapes and other designs onto a material surface and for this, there is often the use of the precision stamping machines which exert such a force so as to engrave the dies and forms onto the given material surface. Precision stamping is commonly used on metals such as steel, copper and aluminum as these are the ones that are most commonly stamped even though the other metals, materials such as plastic and even cement can as well go for precision stamping. Here under is a look at some of the different kinds of precision stamping machines.
Generally, speaking of the main types of the metal stamping machines, there are two main types and these are the mechanical presses and the hydraulic presses. Either of these have their unique attributes and these make them be suited for different purposes. The following is a look at the unique features with which either of the metal stamping machines have with them.
By and large, these mechanical presses often use a flywheel which is used to transfer and store energy. The punches can range in size between 5mm and 500mm as per the specific press you may have opted for. Besides this, the speed of the pressing machines will also vary and this will be anywhere between 20 and 1500 strokes in a minute. Over and above this, the sizes of these presses will as well vary so widely and these will in most cases be anywhere between 20 and 6000 tons.
When it comes to the hydraulic stamp pressing machines, these generally are those that use hydraulics to apply pressure on the material. Over and above these, it is to be noted that the hydraulic press machines as well vary so widely in size and will weigh between 20 and 10,000 tons and their strokes sizes will as well vary between 10mm and 800mm. The following is a look at some of the upsides of precision stamping.
Just as die-casting, forging, machining and the others, precision metal stamping is such a standard and commonly applied manufacturing process. The following are some of the benefits that it comes with.
The lower die cost that precision metal stamping results in is one of the benefits that is worth a mention in the first place. By and large, the dies formed from precision metal stamping often tend to be a little bit cheaper as compared to those that may be from the other processes. One other benefit of these is the lower secondary costs. This is more so looking at the need to clean and plate the precision stamping machines which is often lower as compared to what goes into the other similar treatments.