Punch Presses and Thin Precision Metal Stamping in Minneapolis, MN

April 14th, 2016 · No Comments

At Thomas Engineering Company, we specialize in stamping materials as thin as .001” for rapid prototyping, precision stamping, and value-added services. To provide our customers with the highest quality parts possible, we use the most advanced technologies available that are appropriate to each task. We use specialized punch presses for thin precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN.

Punch presses are a kind of metal stamping equipment used to forcibly cut or punch holes in a material. In our case, TEC engineers use quality punch presses to cut holes into blanks or parts made of a task-specific metal.

Because precision stamping with thin materials is a highly technical process, there are several problems that could arise when a low-quality punch press is used or when a punch press is used incorrectly. While TEC has long surpassed these problems, it’s beneficial to understand why these problems could occur when other companies attempt thin precision stamping without an adequate background in thin stamping.

Burring is a common problem when stamping with many metal types and blank thicknesses. When it comes to thin stamping, dull or damaged punches can leave burrs in holes or cutouts in the part.

Chipping can also result from poor tool quality or cheap punches. A lack of precision or an incomplete punch can chip areas of a part as well.

Cracking is often a result of poorly-treated metal or over-stressed parts, but it can also occur when the incorrect punch is used or if the part is inadequately-aligned.

Using a punch press to pierce holes in materials down to .001” in thickness can pose many problems for inexperienced companies. Thomas Engineering Company specializes in thin stamping and precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN, and we can offer high quality stamped products with none of the problems listed above.


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