Tool/Die Build | Sheet Metal Fabrication | Stamping

Guiding the Customer: Stamping Vs. Fabrication

A new sheet metal part drawing comes across your desk. Which do you choose- metal stamping in a punch press or fabricating by starting in a laser or turret and finishing the forming in a brake press? Often the sales staff of a contract manufacturer is asked to guide the customer. Customers are looking for the best value for metal parts and there are a few factors that go into making that decision.  

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Tool/Die Build | Design/Engineering

The Importance of Dimensioning a Print Properly

Whether you’re talking about parts or tools, a properly dimensioned print can mean the difference between success and failure. And if the dimensioning isn’t compatible with a part’s real-world function, following a tool print’s specifications isn’t going to give you a great result. Here’s what you need to know about dimensioning a print.

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Tool/Die Build

Why You Should Order a Metal Manufacturing Tool

Having a custom tool made isn’t cheap, but, it can be a wise investment. If your current metal manufacturing efforts include a recurring component that is fabricated on a consistent, ongoing basis, having a tool developed can be a great option. Here are a few reasons why.

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Metal Manufacturing | Tool/Die Build

Glossary of Metal Manufacturing Terms

Getting to know the sheet metal manufacturing industry can be a bit of a confusing process. There are a lot of terms and processes that come naturally to those of us who've been in the industry a long time. But, for those of you who are just getting started, this little glossary should help.

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