Short-run metal stamping is a process used to manufacture small quantities of punched metal parts. A short run can typically be defined as a production run that produces less than 5,000 parts. Short-run stamping has applications across a wide range of industries. If you are looking for faster lead times and quicker delivery, then short-run production may be a good option for you.
Short-run metal stamping can be perfect for low volumes of seasonal products, specialty goods, or other situations where a high permanent tooling investment isn’t feasible. Metal stamping is cost-effective, versatile, quick to set up, and offers precision cuts and shapes.
Short Run Stamping for Parts and Components
Short-run metal stamping offers a cost-effective way to produce high-quality, reliable parts with a faster turn-around time. Short-run production has applications across a wide variety of industries, such as:
- Commercial lighting
- Home appliances
In the short-run metal stamping process, uniform parts are created using metals such as aluminum, brass, copper, steel, and more. Since short-run stamping requires a small amount of material, the cost of production is reduced. Created from a single sheet metal blank, short-run metal stampings feature good density and generate less waste than parts fabricated using multiple pieces of metal. Given the low-volume nature of the process, the lead times will be significantly reduced in comparison with standard stamping runs.
The stamping process involves a piece of metal secured firmly in place by a blank holder. The piece of metal is then repeatedly punched into a series of forming dies. This method of production lends itself well to parts that are symmetrical and have a depth of twice their diameter. Here are some examples of metal-stamped products:
- Aluminum cans
- Engine cylinders
- Fire extinguisher housings
- Kitchen sinks
- Muffin pans
Short Run Metal Stamping at Manor Tool
At Manor Tool, we serve a diverse range of customers across industries, including automotive aftermarket parts, medical devices, electrical, pumps and meters, and detention. Our short-run metal stamping capabilities have a versatile range of uses, such as:
- Prototype metal stamping
- Metal stamping test runs
- Small- and medium-volume runs
- One-off small stamping production runs
- Metal fabrication
- Design modification flexibility
- Consistent part quality at the lowest price possible
- Stocking programs and inventory management for metal stamping volume purchases
Manor Tool can metal stamp a variety of metals:
- Beryllium copper
- Carbon steels
- Phosphor bronze
- Stainless steel
Why Choose Manor Tool and Manufacturing
Manor Tool and Manufacturing is an ISO 9001:2015-certified company that started in 1959 as a tool and die shop. We are a full-service provider of metal fabrication services, including high-quality custom metal stampings. Over the years, Manor Tool has grown into a first-class metal stamping company and quality is our highest priority. Our engineers follow each step of the process from the start to finish to ensure that every part meets or exceeds customer expectations.
Our specialties include punching, bending, forming, and deep drawn stampings, and we can create precision metal stampings, formed components, assemblies, and sub-assemblies, and more. Our material thickness ranges from 0.005-0.5 inches, depending on the material being used and the part being produced. Whether you need low or high production volumes, we have a process to affordably provide you with the parts you need.
To learn more about our short-run stamping capabilities or any of our other services, please contact us today.