Full-Service Progressive Die Stamping from Ohio’s Leading Metal Stamping Company
Progressive Die Stamping is the ideal solution for complex, difficult to produce, metal parts. The progressive die stamping process involves reshaping sheet metal through a die containing individual workstations, acting as a metal cookie-cutter. Each workstation performs a different operation on the metal piece until we reach the final component including cutting, bending, punching, coining, embossing, drawing, or shaving the metal. Ultimately, making it easy to customize parts for varying specifications and demands.
Precision Metal Stamping Services
Buying American-made straps and hangers from PMD means you get the best possible quality. Furthermore, you get the satisfaction of supporting an American owned and operated progressive die stamping company. Our products are manufactured with domestic raw materials found here in the United States.
Here at PMD, we manufacture standard and custom hangers, conduit straps, reducing washers, and many other electrical hardware products. With our precision metal stamping equipment and expert staff, we create some of the best products in the industry.
We give our workforce the advanced tools they need to offer the best in product design and manufacturing. Our state-of-the-art equipment can easily meet the requirements of customers from a variety of different industries.
PMD is constantly searching for new and better ways to improve upon of manufacturing abilities, so we can give our customers the highest quality parts and most valuable service available. Furthermore, we offer packing and assembly services to ensure we meet each customer’s delivery requirements.
Design & Prototyping
The ability to develop new products for our customers’ applications is a crucial aspect of our services. Our experience in design and prototyping allows us to identify problems and solve them before the hard tooling is created. As a result, customers receive the benefits of higher productivity and precision.
Our Progressive Die Stamping Process
Progressive stamping machines use a vertical motion when processing metal. To start, the metal is fed through the die. Next, an operation (bending, cutting, etc.) is performed progressively in steps until we reach the final product. This type of tooling can have anywhere from 1 to 40 different steps. The layout of a progressive die station is dependent on many factors. First, how complex is the final product? Second, what is the production volume?
Product complexity relies on the orientation of the part as it moves through the die stations. On one hand, the rotation of the part can be beneficial to the structure. On the other hand, maintaining the position of the part can reduce metal waste. The decision all lies within what is most valuable to our clients. Our design experts at PMD can talk you through the entire process and help you decide which design best suits your needs.
The volume of parts being made affects how the metal is fed into the die and the level of uniformity among parts. Most notably, how the part exits the die will play a large role in determining how many stations we need to complete the metal shaping. Depending on the level of involvement, the output can be as low as 150 strokes or as high as 650 strokes per minute.
Advantages of Progressive Die Stamping
Above all, one of the most significant advantages PMD offers the ability to make complex metal parts with a quick turnaround. Progressive Metal Stamping offers the following advantages:
- Quick Set Up
- Consistently Close Tolerances
- High Press Tonnage
- Utilize Multiple Stamping Operations Simultaneously
- Ability to Produce Components at an Efficient Rate
- Capacity to Produce Multiple Parts with Each Press Stroke
Progressive Machine Die machinery is also particularly efficient at manufacturing parts at high volume. Progressive die machines take 38% less time relative to setting up four-slide or multi-slide machinery. These machines can also produce multiple parts per stroke, so they are ideal for high volume runs. Some examples of parts these machines excel at producing include:
- Lead Frames