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Casting vs Stamping: Advantages of Precision Metal Stamping in Minneapolis, MN

May 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Metal casting and stamping are two methods of metal forming that have been around for over a century. The oldest stamping techniques have evolved significantly over the years and now capable of forming precision-based complex parts, from microcircuits to components of heavy machinery. While metal casting has evolved in its own ways, today’s technology in metal stamping holds advantages over casting in many situations. At Thomas Engineering Company, we have taken advantage of the abilities and benefits that stamping has over casting to provide expert precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN.

While casting has the ability to produce quality parts in certain situations, for many cases, stamping offers adjustable production processes, faster production, and a variety of other advantages.

Cost-Effective: Metal stamping processes involve a number of highly adaptable, powerful presses that can combine numerous stages of production into a streamlined process. With progressive, high speed stamping presses and in-die tooling, today’s precision metal stamping cuts down on wasted scrap, time, energy, and labor needed for production.

Volume-Efficient: With unmatched accuracy in part design and operations, precision metal stamping offers some of the most cost-effective options for bulk parts manufacturing. For large scale orders, TEC’s precision stamping abilities also allow the production of parts in a continuous strip, ideal for tape and reel packaging of small parts.

Versatile: In the past, stamping was considered inferior to casting when it came to forming difficult parts. Today, stamping technology has overcome this limitation in many ways. With intelligent data processing, in-die tooling capabilities, and complex press and tooling, metal stamping operations are well-equipped to produce some of the most intricate, finely-made parts in the industry.

Flexibility and Strength: The greatest disadvantages of casting a part in most cases are the various weakness left behind. Casting a metal part allows for only a limited flexibility in molecular structure, but when stamping is done correctly, the force of the operation moves the molecules in the metal blank into alignment. This, combined with various methods of heat treatment and tempering, improves the strength and flexibility of a stamped part, giving it a greater durability overall.

For more information about the benefits of stamping over casting, contact Thomas Engineering Company at 763.533.1501 today to learn about our precision metal stamping in Minneapolis, MN.

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One response to “Casting vs Stamping: Advantages of Precision Metal Stamping in Minneapolis, MN”

  1. I learned a lot about metal stamping by reading this article. It was interesting to learn that metal stamping can help to ensure that quality parts are produced. I can imagine how helpful these services can be when it comes making sure that right part is produced when working on a home project or car.

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