Metal Pressing

Precision Sheet Metal Transformation

Metal Pressing

Metal pressing, also known as metal stamping or metal forming, is a manufacturing process in which the engineers at Armstrong Group are time-served experts, and our experienced team have a great many years of high quality metal pressing projects behind them, working with some of the World’s largest OEMs.

By employing powerful presses and dies, this manufacturing process enables the transformation of flat metal sheets or coils into intricate shapes and components. It is a vital process within the range of manufacturing capabilities at Armstrong Group, for its ability to deliver precision, consistency and cost-effectiveness.

1). Design and Tooling: The process begins with meticulous design and tooling preparation. Armstrong Group engineers analyze the product requirements and create detailed specifications. This information guides the creation of custom-made dies or tool sets. These dies, usually made of hardened steel, are precision-engineered to ensure accurate shaping and forming of the metal.

2). Material Selection: Choosing the right material is crucial for successful metal pressing. Commonly used materials at Armstrong Group  include stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and various alloys. The material selection is based on factors such as product functionality, durability, weight and cost. The chosen material is typically provided in the form of flat metal sheets or coils, ready for processing.

Metal Pressing At Armstrong Group

Metal pressing, also known as metal stamping or metal forming, is a manufacturing process in which the engineers at Armstrong Group are time-served experts, and our experienced team have a great many years of high quality metal pressing projects behind them, working with some of the World’s largest OEMs.

By employing powerful presses and dies, this manufacturing process enables the transformation of flat metal sheets or coils into intricate shapes and components. It is a vital process within the range of manufacturing capabilities at Armstrong Group, for its ability to deliver precision, consistency and cost-effectiveness.

1). Design and Tooling: The process begins with meticulous design and tooling preparation. Armstrong Group engineers analyze the product requirements and create detailed specifications. This information guides the creation of custom-made dies or tool sets. These dies, usually made of hardened steel, are precision-engineered to ensure accurate shaping and forming of the metal.

2). Material Selection: Choosing the right material is crucial for successful metal pressing. Commonly used materials at Armstrong Group  include stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and various alloys. The material selection is based on factors such as product functionality, durability, weight and cost. The chosen material is typically provided in the form of flat metal sheets or coils, ready for processing.

Metal Pressing At Armstrong Group

3). Feeding and Setup: In the metal pressing process, the metal sheets or coils are fed into the press. Proper alignment and setup are essential to achieve consistent and accurate results. The metal presses we use on site incorporate advanced automation systems that assist with precise material feeding and positioning.

4). Pressing and Forming: Once the material is in position, the press exerts high force on the metal using specialized dies. This force causes the metal to deform and take the desired shape. The pressing operation can involve various techniques, including blanking, piercing, bending, embossing, drawing and deep drawing. Each technique is carefully selected based on the desired outcome and product specifications.

5). Secondary Operations: In addition to the primary pressing process, secondary operations may be required to refine the final product. These operations can include trimming excess material, deburring, drilling, tapping, welding, or surface treatments such as painting, plating, or powder coating. These steps enhance the functionality, aesthetics and durability of the pressed metal components.

6). Quality Assurance: Ensuring the quality and integrity of the pressed metal components is a critical aspect of the manufacturing process. Stringent quality control measures are implemented by the Armstrong Group Quality team at various stages, including material inspection, setup verification, in-process inspections and final product validation. Advanced inspection techniques such as dimensional measurement, visual inspection and non-destructive testing are employed to maintain high-quality standards.

Armstrong-Group Pressed Metal Component

3). Feeding and Setup: In the metal pressing process, the metal sheets or coils are fed into the press. Proper alignment and setup are essential to achieve consistent and accurate results. The metal presses we use on site incorporate advanced automation systems that assist with precise material feeding and positioning.

4). Pressing and Forming: Once the material is in position, the press exerts high force on the metal using specialized dies. This force causes the metal to deform and take the desired shape. The pressing operation can involve various techniques, including blanking, piercing, bending, embossing, drawing and deep drawing. Each technique is carefully selected based on the desired outcome and product specifications.

5). Secondary Operations: In addition to the primary pressing process, secondary operations may be required to refine the final product. These operations can include trimming excess material, deburring, drilling, tapping, welding, or surface treatments such as painting, plating, or powder coating. These steps enhance the functionality, aesthetics and durability of the pressed metal components.

6). Quality Assurance: Ensuring the quality and integrity of the pressed metal components is a critical aspect of the manufacturing process. Stringent quality control measures are implemented by the Armstrong Group Quality team at various stages, including material inspection, setup verification, in-process inspections and final product validation. Advanced inspection techniques such as dimensional measurement, visual inspection and non-destructive testing are employed to maintain high-quality standards.

Armstrong-Group Pressed Metal Component

Metal Pressing Benefits

Versatility & Efficiency

Advantages Of Metal Pressing

Metal pressing offers numerous benefits that make it a preferred choice for many industries:

Precision and Consistency: The process allows for high precision and repeatability, ensuring consistent production of complex parts with tight tolerances.

Cost-Effectiveness: The efficient nature of metal pressing enables high-volume production at a relatively low cost per unit, making it economically viable for mass production.

Material Optimization: The process maximizes material utilization by minimizing waste through efficient nesting and layout strategies, resulting in cost savings.

Versatility: The process accommodates a wide range of materials, shapes, and sizes, making it adaptable to diverse product requirements.

Speed and Efficiency: With modern automation and high-speed presses, metal pressing enables fast production cycles, meeting tight deadlines and enhancing overall productivity.

Customization and Innovation: Our team can produce intricate designs and customized features, fostering product innovation and differentiation.

The Metal pressing manufacturing process is versatile and efficient, enabling the creation of intricate metal components with precision and consistency. From design and tooling to pressing and finishing, every step is carefully executed to meet the highest quality standards.

The advantages of this process, including cost-effectiveness, material optimization and customization possibilities, make it an indispensable technique in the various industries in which Armstrong Group operates. By harnessing the capabilities of metal pressing, Armstrong Group can deliver superior products, reduce production costs and assist our customers in gaining a competitive edge in their particular industry.

Metal pressing offers numerous benefits that make it a preferred choice for many industries:

Precision and Consistency: The process allows for high precision and repeatability, ensuring consistent production of complex parts with tight tolerances.

Cost-Effectiveness: The efficient nature of metal pressing enables high-volume production at a relatively low cost per unit, making it economically viable for mass production.

Material Optimization: The process maximizes material utilization by minimizing waste through efficient nesting and layout strategies, resulting in cost savings.

Versatility: The process accommodates a wide range of materials, shapes, and sizes, making it adaptable to diverse product requirements.

Speed and Efficiency: With modern automation and high-speed presses, metal pressing enables fast production cycles, meeting tight deadlines and enhancing overall productivity.

Customization and Innovation: Our team can produce intricate designs and customized features, fostering product innovation and differentiation.

The Metal pressing manufacturing process is versatile and efficient, enabling the creation of intricate metal components with precision and consistency. From design and tooling to pressing and finishing, every step is carefully executed to meet the highest quality standards.

The advantages of this process, including cost-effectiveness, material optimization and customization possibilities, make it an indispensable technique in the various industries in which Armstrong Group operates. By harnessing the capabilities of metal pressing, Armstrong Group can deliver superior products, reduce production costs and assist our customers in gaining a competitive edge in their particular industry.