Offshore Sourcing for Metal Stampings
Offshore sourcing for both single punch and progressive metal stampings.
Metal Stamping parts
Sheet metal punching and die stamping are two processes used to create parts from large sheets of metal. Both processes are performed on cold metal sheets but selecting a process depends on your application and product requirements. Some of the industries that commonly utilize sheet metal punching and die stamping include:
- Power storage
- And several others
Metal Stamping Outsourcing Services for Any Industry
Sun Fast International is the sourcing agent you need for custom die stamping and sheet metal punching. Our offshore manufacturing contractors produce high quality, high precision metal stampings that match our customers’ exact design specifications, no matter how simple or complex.
We can deliver die stamping and sheet metal punching in a wide range of materials, including:
- Pre-galvanized steel
- Stainless Steel
Standard sheet metal and thicker materials are available as well, depending on your design requirements.
Benefits of Using Metal Stamping Outsourcing Services
There are several benefits to utilizing metal stamping outsourcing services for your sheet metal punching operations. Perhaps the most important is cost savings resulting from lower labor and material costs. Metal stamping outsourcing services help you find skilled laborers at a significantly lower cost than domestic labor.
Sheet metal punching outsourcing also provides access to more technology and a larger supply of specialized manufacturing facilities. This allows you to expand your sheet metal punching or die stamping capabilities without having to invest in the machinery. Together, these benefits help deliver the flexibility you need while still providing high-quality products and services at a significantly lower cost.
Offshore Manufacturing Capabilities for Custom Metal Stamping
Our sheet metal punching outsourcing services include both single punch stamping and progressive die stamping, with each method providing its own unique features and benefits.
Single punch stamping is preferred for larger and/or simpler parts and thicker metals, while progressive stamping is better suited to producing smaller and more intricate components from thinner materials. Sheet metal punching is also more ideal for prototypes, smaller parts or applications where a specific shape much be achieved. Die stamping, on the other hand, works best for applications where an entire piece is being stamped out of a metal sheet.
If you’re not sure whether die stamping or sheet metal punching is best for your application, don’t worry. Sun Fast will work with you, as needed, to determine the best stamping process for your project. Learn more about our metal stamping outsourcing service below or submit a project to request pricing and additional information.
Single Punch Metal Stamping Outsourcing Services
In simplest terms, the single punch stampings process works just as the name suggests; a single stroke of the stamping press produces a single part. The sheet metal stamping process is accomplished using CNC machines or other types of automated punch tooling equipment. The material is first stabilized, then force is used to press the punch though the sheet metal, producing an opening. A die located on the other side of the sheet metal supports the material as the punch is pushed through, preventing bending or breakage. After the process is complete, the sheet metal is removed.
With the proper tooling, holes and other features can be included in single punch metal stampings without the need for additional fabrication. Complex shapes are also easily achieved through the single punch stampings process. However, this method is generally restricted to relatively flat or “two-dimensional” parts.
Single punch stamping is a cost-effective and efficient method of producing parts from sheet metal. Depending on the size and shape of your parts, the design template can be “nested” on the sheet metal prior to stamping for optimum part yield and minimal material waste. Ultimately, less scrap equals a lower cost per piece.
When it comes to producing the maximum number of custom metal stampings from the least amount of material, Sun Fast’s sheet metal punching contractors are the best in the industry. Contact us for more information or request a quote today.
Progressive Metal Die Stamping Outsourcing Services
Progressive metal die stamping incorporates numerous methods to produce intricate metal parts and components for industries ranging from electronics to automotive. Die stamping involves the use of several work stations with each performing a different operation, such as:
- And more
The progressive metal stamping process begins with a metal strip or metal coil being fed into a stamping press that is divided into multiple “stations,” each with a different stamping tool. The material is carried to each station using a carrying web, which is discarded or recycled at the end of the die stamping process. As the material moves through the automated feeding system, the different tools stretch, cut, or otherwise form the metal into the desired shape, one step at a time.
Progressive stamping is ideal for 3-D parts and high volume runs involving complicated designs. The more complex the design, the more stations/tools required to transform the raw materials into custom progressive metal stampings. However, because the process almost exclusively uses metal strip or coil, it is generally restricted to smaller components that can be produced from these relatively thin materials. Our offshore manufacturing partners have the experience and the expertise to produce even the most intricate designs into highly accurate progressive metal stamping.
Custom Metal Stamping Outsourcing Services from Sun Fast
Sun Fast is your number one sourcing agent for custom metal stampings. We work with only the best, most capable offshore contractors to ensure that your parts and components match your designs exactly, providing the fit, form, and function you require. Our metal stamping suppliers can also create new, custom tooling based on your design files.
Additionally, our single sheet metal punching and progressive die stamping can be finished with zinc plating or epoxy coatings, as needed. We also offer precision machining and other secondary services to give you complete-to-print, ready-to-use parts. With our extensive offshore manufacturing capabilities, we can do more of the work so you don’t have to.