Suppose you are in the market to manufacture metal parts and you are considering or using die-casting to produce components. In that case, you could be wondering if metal stamping is a good option for your requirements. To decide is the case, you need to be aware of each of these metal-part-forming techniques and how they are commonly used in conjunction with the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Die casting is perhaps the most well-known type of metal shaping used in today’s machine parts because of the efficiency and technological advancements that die casting employs to make high-quality, consistent metal components. Die casting process includes:
- Making molten metal into a die that is closed to the desired shape of the piece.
- Then pressurize the metal as it cools until the piece is finished.
Metal stamping is a less sophisticated but still effective process. Metal sheets are placed into a hydraulic or mechanical press, utilizing an ad hoc die and high pressure to form the metal into desired components.
The benefit of metal stamping is that it can be utilized on ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Die casting is typically only suitable for non-ferrous substances. It may also be cheaper if the components that are being stamped are simple. The issue is that there isn’t enough flexibility in the form and the thickness of the sheet; therefore, the more complicated the piece, the more significant number of other components must be included in the stamping process, which increases costs. Stamping metal also creates an abundance of waste since a large amount of scrap metal is not used, resulting from an entire stamping process much greater than when die casting.
Select Die Casting or Stamping?
If you are required to create an enormous amount of complex parts in any way generally, die casting is the best option. Because stamping tools are cheaper and generally last the entire life of the component and produce sturdy parts with a quick turnaround, some prefer metal stamping if they deal with a large number of products they want to get rid of quickly. Of course, if you have a business like CFS Foundry manufacturing the metal components, then the cost of the dies won’t be a concern, but you’ll still achieve fast and efficient results. Therefore a stamping process isn’t required
Due to the advantages of die casting over stamping, it is the best option for a broad range of industrial uses, like automotive parts, medical equipment and firearms, industrial equipment and telecommunications items. More than 30 years of experience in the field has helped CFS Foundry to develop a method that blends modern technology with skilled technicians to make top quality aluminum die-cast parts in a relatively short time and at a reasonable cost. To learn more about the benefits of aluminum die casting and how we can help your business, contact our die casting company today.