A Successful Approach To Deep Drawn Stamping

Metal stamping is a craft that has been around for a very long time. In fact, you can trace it back to the seventh century B.C. Stamping has continued to evolve as new technology, machinery, and techniques were developed. This has created new opportunities throughout the industry, with some techniques that have made it through the test of time. These strategies make it possible to manufacture a reliable and dependable product that is affordable.

What is deep drawn stamping? Deep drawn stamping is a type of metal forming that provides advantages to the customer in production time and cost. Once the initial steps of design and die creation have been addressed, you have the ability to produce increasing order sizes easily.

Step 1: Addressing Needs
The first step in deep drawing is mapping out your needs. What is the ultimate goal for the piece? Where will it be used? How will it be used? What other pieces will be needed alongside it?

Once you have the answers to these and other questions, you can design the piece that is needed. From the specifications of this piece, you create a die. A custom approach fits the product exactly to what your design calls for.

Here are some of the different shapes and styles you may need (with custom specifications, if needed):

Custom Metal Candle Cups

Custom Cone Shaped Metal Pieces

Custom Metal Housing and Enclosures

Custom Dome Shaped Metal Pieces

Custom Metal Eyeballs

Custom Metal Oval Shaped Pieces


Step 2: Selecting Material
Depending on your application or desired usage, you have the ability to choose from an array of materials, such as Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Stainless Steel, and Steel.

Step 3: Stamping Blanks
Based on the requirements of the piece, the first step is to draw a blank that will be continually drawn into your final piece. This blank will be a flat shape (e.g. a circle or oval) that provides the required dimensions for the stamps to follow. Properly sizing the dimensions of your blank cuts down on material waste and improves the cost for you.

Step 4: Beginning to Draw
Now that you have a die and a blank, you can begin to work through the first phases of the drawing process, forming your piece closer and closer to your desired specifications. Below are some pictures of products at different stages in their production:


Step 5: Customizing
As you know, the piece you need might not be exactly the size, shape, or style that someone else might use. Your custom requirements make the piece fit your specific application and separate you from the competition. This customization can be achieved by leveraging a number of drawing techniques, including Metal Drawing, Rolling, Metal Fabricating, Forming, Metal Stamping, or Sheering.

Step 5: Finishing
It is important to have technicians who know the products and machinery and can provide a thorough inspection to ensure the pieces are being produced as desired. So, prior to packaging and distribution, the pieces are verified to meet expectations and specifications.

In order to get a product you can rely on, you need a partner who has the history, knowledge, equipment, and staff to ensure the steps are being followed correctly. This is where a company like Charles Richter stands out above the rest. With over 100 years of metal stamping knowledge and experience, you know you’re going to be in good hands and receive quality American-made products. You can contact them at Charles Richter to discuss what would work best for you.