Advantages of In-Die Spot Welding Techniques for Precision Metal Stamping in Minneapolis, MN

November 10th, 2016 · 2 Comments

At Thomas Engineering Company, we continually strive to improve our production process and our products. When it comes to bettering performance and the quality of parts stamped on our floors, our value-added services are one of the vital aspects of TEC engineering. Many of our value-added services are designed to streamline the production process and improve the precision of stamped parts. As one of these services, in-die spot welding provides several advantages to TEC’s customers and for precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN.

Spot welding is a crucial stage in the manufacturing of many different parts. The traditional form of spot welding, however, demands a secondary operation which adds several disadvantages, such as time and cost, to the manufacturing process. At TEC, we take advantage of in-die spot welding, when part design allows, a process that provides the following benefits:


  • Time Reduction: Because in-die spot welding combines the stamping and welding stages into one die, it completely streamlines these aspects of the manufacturing process. The incorporation of these stages into one die saves TEC engineers time in production and gets finished parts to our customers sooner. 
  • Energy Conservation: When spot welding and stamping are integrated into one die, it eliminates the need for a secondary operation. This means the energy that would originally be used in a full secondary process is largely eliminated when spot welding is integrated into the dual-purpose die system. Overall, the spot welding process, in combination with the stamping process, consumes much less energy than separate operations, no matter how efficient. 
  • Quality Improvement: In-die spot welding allows TEC engineers to rely more on the abilities of metal stamping technology. Despite the expert aptitude of our engineers and floor technicians, it’s difficult to match the accuracy and consistency of programmed manufacturing machinery. In-die spot welding greatly decreases the chances of human error and allows for the production of higher quality parts. 
  • Material Minimization: While many companies still believe in secondary welding operations, in-die welding equipment has repeatedly proven to last longer than other methods of spot welding. This means that TEC saves materials that would otherwise be used to replace worn secondary welding equipment.

These benefits save all parties involved expenses in several facets of the production process. For more information about in-die spot welding and precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN, contact Thomas Engineering Company at (763) 533-1501.


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2 responses to “Advantages of In-Die Spot Welding Techniques for Precision Metal Stamping in Minneapolis, MN”

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  2. Raisa Delima says:

    I agree with you; metal-stamping machines really can be so much more precise simply because they are programmable machines. It’s also great that this method lasts longer than others. We have a project that we need metal stamped for, so I’m looking in my local area for a company that could help us. I guess a good method of doing this would be to take a look at each potential company’s processes for stamping metal and deciding from there.

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