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
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
Speaking within the arena of small metal components--fourslide and progressive die stampings
, specifically--the design of these components will need to embrace issues, such as part orientation and separability of parts, to name two.