Metal Stamping for the Electronics Industry
Electronics part manufacturers must be able to swiftly produce consistently high-quality components, even in the face of changing demands. With our comprehensive metal stamping capabilities, Manor Tool & Manufacturing can handle these demands accurately and cost-effectively. Our in-house design, engineering, tooling, and secondary services provide our electronics customers with turnkey solutions and fast turnarounds.
Metal Stamping for Electronics Parts
Precise, detailed, and identical parts are vital to the electronics industry, and manufacturers need to stay up-to-date with this dynamic sector to succeed. The advanced techniques of metal stamping mean even the smallest components can be manufactured quickly, precisely, and consistently, even over very large production runs.
Benefits of Metal Stamping for the Electronics Industry
Electronic parts manufacturers employ the metal stamping process to produce the intricate, precise components inherently required by the industry. Benefits of metal stamping include:
- Cost-effectiveness — Metal stamping can accommodate long production runs with short turnaround times. These high volumes of identical components help companies scale their operations, offsetting upfront tooling and setup costs.
- Consistent precision and quality — Metal stamping is a highly accurate and consistent process. Depending on design and material selection, tolerances can reach ± 0.0005 inches. Quality assurance methods like optical monitoring verify product consistency and quality throughout the metal stamping process. Because so much of the metal stamping process can be automated, the opportunity for human error is also reduced.
- Versatility — Metal stamping is one of the most versatile manufacturing techniques available for producing electronic components, particularly in large volumes. The process can work with a broad range of materials, including steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, brass, beryllium copper, nickel, and more. Metal stamping encompasses dozens of individual fabrication techniques that can be combined in multiple or progressive dies. The addition of secondary services further expands the ability of metal stamping to meet nearly any specification.
Electronics Metal Stamping Applications
Electronics of all kinds require metal components like clips, brackets, frames, contacts, pins, and terminals. These metal stamping products can be found in:
- Fitness trackers
- Handheld augmented reality devices
- Heads-up displays
- Heating and cooling systems
- Kitchen appliances
- Lighting devices
- Power strips
- Robotic vacuums
- Smart locks and doorbells
- Smart plugs
- Televisions and monitors
- Wireless speakers
Metal Stamping Processes
Metal stamping is an umbrella term for a variety of techniques that can be used to create customized, precise, and repeatable results. Some of these techniques include:
- Coining — Metal is compressed inside a die to achieve the desired shape.
- Curling — Curling adds a rolled edge to a component.
- Deep drawn stamping — Deep draw stamping involves stretching and pulling a metal sheet into a die cavity to create a hollow, cylindrical component.
- Progressive die stamping — Metal strips move automatically through a series of precise stamping stations, performing multiple operations with each stroke of the press.
- Punching — Punching removes unwanted material from a workpiece, such as holes or other openings.
- Tapping — In-die tapping creates threaded openings in components that can later hold a screw or other threaded part.
Choose Electronics Metal Stamping at Manor Tool
With over 60 years of experience, Manor Tool & Manufacturing is a premier metal stamping company that specializes in deep drawn stamping, bending, punching, and forming. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, we offer expert full-service solutions, including design, prototyping, and tooling for low- to high-volume productions. Our team can handle precision jobs large and small from our 44,000-square-foot facility, which is outfitted with 30 in-house, specialized presses. Using in-house engineering and tooling capabilities, we can design and create custom tooling for your project or work with your existing tooling.