The automotive industry is committed to providing its customers with safe and reliable vehicles, but building quality automobiles depend largely on having the right components. Many of the parts used in today’s vehicles are built through varied metal stamping processes. Therefore, ensuring that automotive manufacturers are getting the components they need to meet high levels of quality and dependability means finding the right manufacturing partner.
Below we will discuss some of the key considerations to keep in mind when choosing an automotive metal stamping partner.
Find out the extent of the metal stamper’ capabilities to ensure that their facility has the equipment and skill set needed to complete any order or task that you will require. For example, can the metal stamping team work with you to design the tooling needed to produce the needed parts in-house? Can they accommodate large and small volume orders? Can they accommodate custom orders for intricate or complex designs and different styles?
If you require a certain type of material or material thickness, check with the stamper to make sure that they offer the desired medium and that their machinery can fit that particular thickness. Not all stampers offer secondary production services, so inquire to see if this is an available option if needed. All in all, it’s important to make sure ahead of time that the metal stamper is fully equipped to meet all of your potential project needs.
Research the history of the company that you’re considering to make sure that the stamper has enough experience working with the type of part or component that you’re needing. You can even ask them if they have sample components similar to what you’re ordering that they have produced for other clients. You’ll want to make sure that the products they are manufacturing for you can meet all required industry standards and regulations. It’s also important to learn about previous customers’ satisfaction rates and overall experience in working with this particular stamper.
Request quotes from a few potential stampers to ensure that you’re getting the right value for your dollar. Work with manufacturers to get the cost down on large orders and ask for specific details about their equipment and available materials. It’s important to make sure that you’re getting the highest quality for the most reasonable price, but you also want to make sure you’re not sacrificing product quality just to save a few dollars.
Ask about the company’s quality control processes, standards, and certifications to ensure that the products you are buying will meet all necessary industry standards and specifications. With some of the strictest regulations in place among a number of sectors, the automotive industry has tight tolerances for most products to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the products being used by drivers. You’ll want to make sure that all of your automotive components can meet these standards without issue.
The Metal Stamping Solution You Can Rely On
At Keats Manufacturing, we’re committed to providing our automotive industry customers with the best capabilities, experience, cost, and quality available. For more than 50 years, we’ve demonstrated an ongoing dedication to quality. In fact, our facilities have obtained ISO 9001/14001 and IATF 16949 compliance. And with more than 142 metal stamping and wire forming machines housed at our facility, in-house designed dies, and five EDM/CNC machines, we guarantee that our talented team will be able to help you design and produce the components you need.
To learn more about how Keats Manufacturing can help with your metal stamping needs, request a quote today.