Metal stamping dies can be used for various sheet metal operations like, shearing, blanking, piercing, bending, forming, coining, embossing, extrusion, deep drawing etc.
Stamping Die Design
Die design is one field of precision metal stamping which gained considerable growth in the recent years. Computers have replaced drafters and drawing boards making the design easier, accurate, unambiguous and faster. Today various computer aided design (CAD) softwares like AutoCAD, Solid works, Unigraphics, Pro Engineer etc help stamping die designers life much easier. Designers also take the help of analysis softwares like Anysis and Nastran to predict the sheet material behavior during various metal stamping operations.
Stamping Die Manufacturing
Tool and Die making is one of most high precision engineering branches. It requires precision machineries and highly skilled work force. Tool and die makers and precision machinists are among the most highly skilled workers in manufacturing industry. Stamping die manufacturing involves step by step operations starting from design study, planning, pre-machining, heat treatment, final machining, bench fitting and assembly. Machining involves numerous operations from raw material cutting, drilling, shaping, milling, turning, grinding grinding, cylindrical grinding etc to modern CNC machining operations like EDM, Wire EDM etc. We will discuss about precision machines and various cutting tools used on these machineries. The precision metal stamping die manufacturing involves lot of bench work and assembly of different parts of dies after the final machining. A number of hand tools and precision measuring equipments are used throughout the process of metal stamping die making.
Stamping Die Maintenance & Trouble Shooting
Precision metal stamping dies require regular maintenance to ensure the quality of the components it produces. Normally the maintenance works involves sharpening of cutting punches, replacing broken and damaged parts, working on dies to ensure the final stamped product meets all the quality specifications of customers etc. With the systematic processes like preventive maintenance consistent parts and enhanced life of stamping dies can be achieved.From Website
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