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Stamping Aluminum

Stamping (or pressing) aluminum involves placing flat sheet metal, either in blank or coil form, into a stamping machine. Here, a tool and die set with a specific pattern, shape, or form deforms or cuts the metal into the desired shape. This process can be accomplished using either a single-step die set or a fully automatic progressive die set. Stamping encompasses a variety of sheet-metal forming manufacturing processes, including punching, blanking, embossing, bending, flanging, and coining. These operations can be performed as a single-stage operation, where every stroke of the press produces the desired form on the sheet metal part, or through a series of stages for more complex shapes.

The process of Stamping Aluminum

The aluminum stamping process typically involves working with tubes and sheet metal, but it can also apply to various other materials. Aluminum is a preferred material for stamping due to its excellent formability, light weight, and resistance to corrosion. The process begins by feeding aluminum sheets or coils into the stamping machine. The machine then uses a series of tools and dies to shape, cut, and form the aluminum into the desired components.

Applications and Benefits of Stamping Aluminum

We specialize in organizing the manufacturing and fabrication of custom-designed sheet metal brackets in medium to large batches. The aluminum sheet-metal brackets we produce are used in a wide range of fields, demonstrating the versatility and adaptability of our stamping process. Some common applications include:

  • Switchgear assemblies
  • AV mounts
  • LED housings
  • Enclosures
  • Custom brackets

The ability to stamp aluminum into various shapes and forms allows for innovative and functional designs, meeting the specific needs of different industries.

Secondary Treatments

To enhance the properties and appearance of the stamped aluminum parts, we offer a variety of secondary treatments, including:

  • ED Coating: Provides excellent corrosion resistance and adhesion properties.
  • Powder Coating: Offers a durable, high-quality finish that is resistant to chipping, scratching, and fading.
  • Anodizing: Available in Type I, II, and III (Class 1 and Class 2) to improve corrosion resistance and surface hardness.
  • Chromate (Cr3): Enhances corrosion resistance and provides a good base for painting or powder coating.
  • Electroless Nickel (EN) Plating: Offers uniform thickness and excellent corrosion resistance

These secondary treatments ensure that the stamped aluminum parts meet the highest standards of quality and durability.