The stationery can be personalised using traditional engraving and die stamping
Wilprint of Cardiff specialised in traditional printing methods such as die stamping
, a high-speed process of printing onto reels of paper rather than sheets.
The second half of the shop is the production area where F&G does high-precision prototype, pre-production and long-run progressive die stamping
, again, of a wide variety of products--power motor housings, heat shields, GPS antenna components, and EDM electrodes for the aerospace and turbine industry, for example.
Specifically, the initial tooling costs of composite materials are considerably less than those in some traditional metals processes such as progressive die stamping
, for which a single part frequently requires multiple tools.
Controlling the lubricant spray keeps presses running cleaner and longer in die stamping
The one notable negative is a cycle time three to 10 times longer than conventional matched die stamping
. That's a show stopper with high volume models such as the Chevrolet Cobalt but not a concern when the sales target is 20,000 or so sports cars per year.
The barcode technology was developed by TraceAbility Systems (Ingomar, PA] and is available under the trade name "Bumpy Bar Code." BBC imbeds a bar code directly into a metal, plastic or rubber component using various methods, including dot peening, molding, hot or die stamping
, vacuum forming, and lasing.
Gas springs are valuable components that provide enormous efficiencies in the die stamping