Metal stamping is a process of converting flat metal into specific shapes. The applications of the metal stamping process are of wide range. It produces not only simple and small stamping items like weights, metal clips, washers, brackets, and springs but also complex stamping designs e.g. designs of friction plates and engine bases. The metals used in the sampling include copper, steel, aluminum, and expensive metals e.g. gold and platinum. Stamping metal parts are used in different industries ranging from home appliances and electronics to aerospace.
The use of stamping metal parts in some industries is briefly discussed here:
The automotive industry is a major market for metal stamping parts. In this industry, metal stamping parts are used in passenger vehicles and industrial equipment. In the vehicle, the purpose of using metal stamping parts is cost-saving and maintenance of safety standards.
In the aerospace industry, metal stamping parts help in the construction of ultralight planes that save fuel.
The solar industry uses metal stamping to provide power to deprived areas.
In the agriculture sector, farmers reduce their costs of repair and maintenance of automated processing equipment by using metal stamping parts.
It shows that all the businesses that use electronics in their operations are directly or indirectly relying on the stamping metal parts.
Applications of stamping metal parts
Here are a few examples of stamping metal parts:
Vacuum cleaner wear plate
A vacuum cleaner wear plate is a powerhead part and used in vacuum cleaner. It is composed of 304 annealed stainless steel.
Retail price tag clip
The retail price tag clip is a stamping metal part which is used for the pop clip and pop display. It is manufactured with 302 stainless steel.
Stairs base bracket
It is a stamping metal part made of Galvanized steel. It is employed in construction and wood connector industry.
Window treatment bracket
The material used in the preparation of Window treatment bracket is 16 Gauge Hot rolled pickled and oiled (HRPO) and it is used in hanger bracket and window treatment.
Data bus connector
A stamping metal part made by Brass – Tin plated steel. It is used in class 8 trucks and transportation.
Projection washer is stamping metal part which is produced by the process of Automotive weld washer. The material used in its preparation is HRPO. It has its applications in automotive and seating component industry.
Light bulb bezel
A stamping metal part made of Aluminum. It has its applications in the lighting industry as a light bulb component.
The clamp plate is a metal stamping part composed of galvanized cold-rolled steel. It belongs to the bracket industry.
Stamping metal parts are used in almost every industry such as medical, computer, electronics and so on. Some applications are discussed briefly. Besides these, there are many other applications. The metals employed in these parts are lightweight, therefore, they reduce the weight of the machinery and sometimes cost as well.