At Keats Manufacturing Co., we are experts when it comes to the design and development of custom metal stamped components as well as sub-assemblies.


We employ several production methods, including multi-slide and four-slide stamping, progressive die stamping, and deep drawing to make sheet metal parts or metal accessories. Our methods are fast, reliable, and multi-functional, producing lightweight parts that deliver great part performance. Keats also has the ability to produce Threaded, countersunk, numbered, or embossed features on all stamped parts. We engineer all our dies and tools in-house using state-of-the-art EDM and CNC machines. This allows us to maintain tight tolerances of up to 0.0005” from beginning to end.

Keats also offers secondary services such as plating, heat-treating, powder coating, and stress relieving depending on customer requirements. Auto, soldier, reel-to-reel, tape and reel, and bulk packaging are available. As with everything we do at Keats, quality control and quality enhancement are crucial parts of our custom metal stamping processes.

To learn more about Keats’ Custom Metal Stamping capabilities, or for any questions about your next metal stamping project, contact us today.


Custom Metal Stamping Capabilities

Keats’ customers rely on our expert design and development services for variety of components, ranging from micro-miniature parts to large, intricate components. Keats can provide prototyping services to facilitate high volume orders of up to 50 million parts.

Components we produce through our custom precision metal stamping include:

  • Electronic connectors
  • Sensor components
  • Thrust washers
  • Surface mount pins
  • Transfer stampings
  • Heat sinks
  • Printer cartridge blades
  • Medical components
  • Insert moldings
  • Fuse clips
  • Furniture parts
  • And more.

Custom Metal Stamping FAQ

What is metal stamping?
Metal stamping is the manufacturing process in which a strip of sheet metal is fed through one or more die and tool sets to apply pressure, re-forming and cutting the piece into a desired shape. The sheet metal can come in either blank or coil form, and common stamping operations include blanking, punching, coining, drawing, embossing, piercing, curling, and more.

What is progressive die metal stamping?
Progressive die metal stamping is a stamping technique that uses an automatic feeding system to push coiled metal through a series of stations — each stroke adds a new stamped feature to the part until the desired geometry is achieved. The different die stations exist within the same tool.

Why should I choose progressive die metal stamping over other methods?
Progressive die stamping is a highly efficient process that allows manufacturers to run high volume orders at rapid speeds. The automated feed combined with custom dies and tooling enable complex geometries with high repeatability, minimal scrap material waste, and quick tool setup and changeover between jobs.

What industries do you serve?
Keats provides custom metal stampings, assemblies, and wire forms to customers in the automotive, communications, construction, medical, electrical, appliance, and military industries, as well as makes discrete manufacturing products for aerospace, smartphones, and toys.

Do you make custom parts?
Keats specializes in the design and development of custom stamped parts and sub-assemblies. Our team of expert engineers creates all of our tooling and dies in-house using EDM (electrical discharge) and CNC (computer numerical control) machines. With our custom tooling, we can hold tolerances up to 0.0005” to achieve the most complex geometries.

What materials can be stamped?
Keats possesses a broad range of material capabilities but some of our most common orders include steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, nickel, and aluminum. Our tooling can also stamp specialty metals such as lead, Inconel, and Kovar.

Do you offer any secondary services?
In addition to several core stamping techniques, Keats offers secondary finishing services such as heat treatment, powder coating, stress relieving, and plating to match each customer’s exact specifications and application requirements.

What certifications do you hold?
Keats is certified to ISO:9001, TS:16949 & ISO:14001 Our quality management system encompasses all of our processes including stamping, wireform, metal form, and assembly. We are committed to maintaining up-to-date certifications to best serve our customers. Our company ensures regular compliance with the REACH limit for dangerous chemicals, as well as internal environmental and quality standards.

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