Frequent asked questions about Sheet Metal Stamping

What differences are there between making it in cold and in hot?

When hot, greater deformations can be obtained, but it has several drawbacks. On the one hand the precision is not as good as cold. And on the other hand, the fact of working with very high temperatures (higher than 900 degrees), makes the process of forming the pieces more expensive.

How is it done in cold?

This, is usually done with presses and dies. Thin metal sheets or plates are worked. sheet metal or stainless steel parts or other materials.

What is it used for?

It is used to create pieces with little relief.

Depending on the type of sheet metal material can be pieces that can be used indoors or outdoors. Depending on the application and the sector, the appropriate sheet metal and thickness are selected.

They are usually processes for making pieces in medium or large series.

What are the most common processes in the manufacture of sheet metal parts?

The most common are deep-drawing, stamping, forming, perforating, cutting, curving, rolling to carry out the made of sheet metal.

As finishes, 3D laser cutting and polishing can be performed depending on the raw material used.

From what depth could we say what is deep drawing or sheet metal stamping?

The boundary between deep drawing and stamping is not defined. It could be said that when the result is a container, or when they are hollow pieces, it is called deep drawing.