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Good Metal Stamper

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HPL Stampings’ precision, short-run stamping process utilizes a unique tooling method where hardened tooling components are used in conjunction with standard holders and fixtures, thereby taking the place of conventional die sets. Our large library of more than 180,000 tooling fixtures is available for use and customization—at little to no cost to the customer. Our unique short-run tooling methods offer up to an 85% reduction in costs versus conventional metal stamping tooling methods.

Additionally, each basic precision stamping operation performed at HPL is typically done with one hit. This means a part’s entire periphery is cut with one stroke (blanking). All holes and openings are then performed in a separate operation, with punches located at the point of contact—and so on with other forming and additional operations. Exact duplication is guaranteed from the first piece to the last.

Since the short-run stamping method offers quick turnaround times, it is ideal for faster delivery of projects that have been started too late, are taking too long or do not require a high volume minimum. Short run stamping is the best alternative when it is not possible to invest a large amount of money in costly progressive tooling.

Metal Stamping Capabilities

General Capabilities

Contract Manufacturing
Prototype
Custom

Production Method

Punch Press
Turret Press
Press Brake
Drawing
Flat Blanking
Medium Run Stampings
Metal Forming
Short Run Stampings

Equipment Capability

CNC
Manual

Press Rating/Tonnage

18 Ton to 215 tons

Maximum Press Stroke

8”

Maximum Press Bed Length

36”

Maximum Press Bed Width

36”

Part Thickness

Up to 1/4”

Tolerance (+/-)

±.003 in
To Customer Specification

Materials

All Carbon Steels
Aluminum
Architectural Metal
Beryllium
Brass
Bronze
Carbon Steel
Copper
Exotic Metal
Exotic Metal Alloy
Hastelloy®
Heat Resistant Metals
Heat Resistant Steels
High Temperature Alloy
Incoloy®
Inconel®
Invar®
Iron
Kovar®
Light Metal
Magnesium
Molybdenum
Nickel
Nickel Alloy
Niobium
Nitinol®
Perforated Metal
Platinum
Powdered Metal
Precious Metal
Rhenium
Sheet Metal
Stainless Steel
Steel
Steel Plate
Structural Steel
Tantalum
Titanium
Tungsten
Zirconium
Most types of cold punchable plastics

Testing

Hardness Testing
Material Testing

Additional Services Provided

Deburring
Tapping
Drilling
Reaming
Spot Welding
TIG Welding
Machining
Countersinking
Plating
Riveting
Sanding
Painting
Silk Screening
Heat Treating
Standoffs
Pem Nuts
Polishing
Marking
Passivating
Powder Coating
Assembly

Production Volume

50,000 Max
Specialty Production Shop
Prototype
Test Runs
Low Volume
Medium Runs
Short Runs

Typical Lead Time

4 – 5 Weeks
2 – 3 Weeks for Less Intricate Parts
Emergency Services Available
Rush Services Available

Additional Information

Industry Focus

Aerospace / Aircraft
Architectural
Building & Construction
Business Machine
Cutlery
Firearms
Fluid Power Devices
Food Service
Furniture
Gaming
Home Appliance
Industrial Valve
Lighting
Medical
Sport & Recreational Goods
Telecommunications
Toys & Hobby
Vending

Applications

Agricultural Equipment
Commercial Hardware & Equipment
Computer Equipment
Dental Equipment
Electronic Parts & Equipment
Industrial Machinery Equipment
Lawn & Garden Equipment
Musical Instruments
Office Equipment
Packaging Machinery
Photographic Equipment
Process Controls Equipment
Transportation Equipment & Supplies

Industry Standards

ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization

File Formats

AutoCAD (DWG, DXF)
Bit Mapped Graphics (BMP)
Catia (CATDrawing, CATPart)
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (ANSI)
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG or JPEG)
Portable Document Format (PDF)
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW, PRT, XPR)
SolidWorks (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)
Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data (STEP)
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
Unigraphics (PRT)