Metal stamping is a process which uses dies to transform flat sheet metal into shapes. This is done by placing flat sheet metal into a stamping press where the metal is stamped into the desired shape. Metal stamping products can be used in a variety of different ways. Various industries such as automotive, hinge, appliance, aerospace, construction, ammunition, medical and HVAC rely on metal presses to punch, bend, blank and emboss metal for their specific needs.
Aluminum, stainless steel, and copper are among the various metals that can be used in roll forming. Roll forming is a process where the sheet metal passes through multiple rolls and is bent into the desired shape. It is also considered the preferred method for many manufacturing companies to produce various parts.
The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), industry is used to provide air conditioning and heating systems to buildings. HVAC is vital in providing acceptable indoor air quality. The industry can include maintenance, contractors, and installation.
The solar industry is one that continues to develop and exhibits sustainability qualities. Companies in the solar industry range from manufacturers, installers, developers, and contractors. Solar industry products include: solar frames, mounting systems, and solar racking. These products are typically produced by roll forming and those who stamp aluminum, steel and stainless steel.
The automotive industry is one of the largest consumers of metal products. Steel and aluminum are among the top metals used by the automotive industry. Aluminum, due to its lightweight yet strong characteristics, is primarily used in the framework of the car. Steel is used in the wheels, brakes, and roof aspects of a vehicle.
The multi slide process is accomplished by using a stamping press which works at right angles to stamp or bend the metal into shape. The stamping press does not work in an up and down motion, but rather from all sides. This allows the manufacturers to create small, detailed parts. Products produced in the multi slide process include: clips, springs, clamps, and brackets.