Stamped metal components are used for connector contacts, springs, latches, shields, and many other items. High volume stamping is usually done in a progressive die mounted in a stamping press, or is accomplished in a multi-slide machine. The stamping operation normally entails unreeling the raw material, feeding the material, stamping, reeling the finished parts, and in-process quality checks. The stamped components may be carried on a strip for subsequent operations, or cut loose out of the die.
There are many special operations that can be performed in a stamping process, such as deep drawing, coining, fine edge blanking, and assembly of several components.
APEX experience covers all aspects of the stamping process for a myriad of components and for many materials.
- Achieve lower cost by enhancing throughput
- Gain enhanced reliability
- Improve product performance
- Extend tool life
- Proceed with confidence that knowledgeable industry professionals reviewed the application
APEX PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING:
- Die design review
- Press selection
- Auxiliary equipment recommendations
- Maximum equipment utilization
- Stamping lubricant formulation
- Review of safety, health, and environmental requirements
EXAMPLES OF APEX STAMPING RECOMMENDATIONS:
- Provided a technique for fine finishing mating surfaces of a tuning fork contact
- Simplified the die design for a complex lead frame
- Recommended a stamping press and auxiliary equipment
- Tripled the life for a die tooling
- Formulated a custom stamping lubricant to extend product shelf life
- Reduced parts-per-million (PPM) defects for Asian stamping operation