Top Metal Stamping Products

Customized metal manufacturing involves a variety of forming methods, though deep drawn metal stamping remains to be one of the most popular. It can be used to form almost any three-dimensional part of product out of flat sheet metal. Deep drawn stamping products also can be applied across various industries, including home appliances and hardware, aerospace, automotive, lighting, and HVAC.

Products made using the deep drawn process boast a myriad of benefits, including superior uniformity from high-quality materials, cost savings in bulk custom stamping, and an extensive level of customization. In addition, the deep drawn process is ideal for projects requiring large runs of components.

Most metal fabrication shops are capable of producing both standard and custom deep drawn stamping products and components. The following is a list of the ten most commonly-requested deep drawn products across the industry.

1. Metal housing and enclosures

Metal housings and enclosures typically encompass cases, cans, covers, and containers. These types of components are essential to many industrial applications, including aerospace and aviation, electrical automotive, battery manufacturing, and more.

 2. Metal cups, cans, and shells

Cups, cans, and shells may be some of the most versatile metal stamping products available. These products are made to be seamless, often with thin walls, and can be used in a variety of applications, from industrial to consumer products.

 3. Lighting and lamp parts

Simple metal lamps and lighting parts are often produced using stamping designs. The process offers parts made with precision and is ideal for applications requiring parts in large quantities. Inserts, clips, and covers for ceiling and wall fixtures are just a few of the wide array of components that are available using the stamping process.

4. Decorative stamping products

Decorative techniques can be applied to a variety of components and parts. Typical decorative techniques include metal embossing, edging, and patterns, adding style and unique design to metal components. These products offer a variety of customizations, including metal type, shape, and size.

 5. Bearing components

Needle and roller bearings are integral to the automotive and industrial OEM industries. These components require a carbon steel stamping process forming a thin-walled outer ring with a shaped radius, smooth inside surface finish, and closed or open ends. Precise use of tooling is important in this process, as uniformity is imperative to produce functional parts.

6. Automotive parts

Deep drawn automotive parts are used in an array of vehicle subassemblies, including commercial autos and industrial equipment. These components are typically utilized in vehicles requiring technical, operational, or environmental specifications, such as heat and corrosion resistance.

 7. Various shapes

The deep draw process allows for quick turnaround times, making the process ideal for various metal shapes. Stamping ensures the products are strong and durable, as well as offers decreased production costs. Popular shapes include square and rectangular, round and oval, cone and domed, spheres and cylindrical, and more custom shapes. These shapes can be used for just about any application.

 8. Appliance controls and components

Appliance components are essential to the assembly of residential and commercial applications. Typical appliances utilizing deep drawing components are kitchen and cookware, HVAC systems, and thermostats. The required components range anywhere from deep fryer temperature controls to fan motor housings to coffee maker filters.

 9. Aerospace products and components

Hydroforming and deep drawing are both commonly used in the manufacture of aerospace products. Deep drawing offers virtually flawless products that include no welds or seams. The parts are produced using high quality metals and are built for strength to meet and surpass performance standards. They feature smooth, clean finishes which are ideal for covers, mounts and other metal nautical components.

10. Tubing

In the tube drawing process, the beginning stock material is a tube. The process is primarily used to decrease diameter, improve surface finish, as well as improve the tube’s dimensional accuracy. 

Charles Richter has more than 100 presses, stamping, and forming machines to meet just about any of your specific needs. If you have questions or want to discuss a metal stamping project, let us know!