Common Defects Found in High Volume Runs & How to Prevent Them

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Click to Expand Avoiding defects is a major goal in metal stamping. Over time, machinery needs recalibration, and punches and tools need sharpening or realignment. If these issues are ignored, stampings may drift out of tolerance, leading to extra time and money for rework. Your stamping partner should value quality control as much as you […]

What Is Metal Stamping?

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Click to Expand Metal stamping is a versatile and efficient method for fabricating parts and components. Stamping achieves tight tolerances with many types of metal in different thicknesses. It offers high repeatability and can be performed manually or with semi- or fully-automated equipment. Here we will look at the steps in the metal stamping process, […]

Why You Need Custom Metal Clips

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When an off-the-shelf clip just won’t get the job done, you can turn to the experts at Keats Manufacturing Co. to manufacture your custom clip exactly to your spec. We specialize in the design, manufacturing, and assembly of high volume custom metal clips for a broad range of applications, including highly technical industries requiring the […]

Difference Between Multi-Slide and Progressive Die Stamping

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Various manufacturing processes require the use of precision metal-stamped products made from slit coil steel, copper, and brass, among other materials. These products are manufactured using power press stamping machines specifically built to produce parts from coiled metal or another similar material. There is more than one type of stamping machine. The first is the […]

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Compound vs. Progressive vs. Transfer Die

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Compound, progressive, and transfer die stamping are all methods used to produce metal stamped parts for many industries. The three die stamping methods allow manufacturers to meet unique design specifications, tolerances, and volumes, but it is crucial to choose the right process method that meets your needs. Compound Die Compound die stamping is a metal […]