The Difference in Excellence with Punching and Cutting with Precision Metal Stamping in Minneapolis, MN

October 9th, 2016 · No Comments

There are many commonalities in the techniques and equipment used in the metal stamping industry across the globe. This can make it difficult to pinpoint where differences in quality mark some companies as better suited to produce a part than others. At Thomas Engineering Company, we are committed to performing precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN, with an effort to apply excellence in method to all steps of the production process.

Even universal operations performed in all types of metal stamping can vary in quality. For example, punching and cutting procedures are some of the most basic operations, yet they still require considerable understanding of the materials, high quality equipment, and a very calculated approach to the process.

Cutting and punching are necessary for the production of virtually every part and are performed daily on TEC’s production floors. Because these operations demand an immense force, the equipment and metal blank being cut absorb high shock with each cut or punch. Combatting the problems that can arise with the stress of this extreme force is where TEC excellence comes into play.

Our engineers are well-versed in applications of cutting and punching that will meet the requirements to cut without over-shocking the punch, die, or press, and the material itself. This creates a stronger part in the long run that will not crack, warp, or experience other forms of undue failure.

There are some common problems associated with cutting and punching operations if the application is miscalculated in any way:

Without adequate cutting clearance, the metal under the pressure of a cut can be forced away from the punch before the cut line is fully met, causing a material collapse after the punch is pulled away.

The cutting clearance should also be altered depending on the shape of the cut. For example, a square cut will place pressure on the punch and metal in different spots than a round cut.

The cutting clearance will also change with differences in material composition and properties.

The difference between TEC and other metal stamping companies is the mark of high quality and excellence. To find out more about cutting, punching, and other operations in precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN, contact Thomas Engineering Company at (763) 533-1501.

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