Pressings

We manufacture small pressings and stamped parts such as terminals and springs used in consumer and industrial products to  high quality standard.

Typical applications are copper/brass contacts and steel components using formed strip progression tooling

Metal working is an ancient skill starting with forming cooking utensils by hand over a former with a small hammer painstakingly forming the part and smoothing the surface.  Modern mass production methods have overtaken this traditional skill using advanced machinery and tooling.

Stamping is part of the process which uses a press tool to produce the part profile.  The part is usually formed from a continuous strip of material on a roll.

The second part of the stamping process is where the metal is folded in a number of stages to produce the finished item.  Progression tooling can be produced which advances the manufacture of the part across a number of production stages or different machines

Pressings can be found everywhere in most modern products.  These may be thin spring parts, contacts used within electrical components, stamped and formed terminals, even the tiny connector sockets used inside a computer.  All these require high precision and high production volumes.

Metal deep drawing is very similar to stamping where the surface of a sheet receives a depression forming a feature or a means to stiffen the component.  Deep drawing is a machine process which stretches the metal sheet into deep wells without fracturing the surface.  A steel kitchen sink is a good example.

Spinning relates to a tubular component which I spun (as the name suggests) and formed by special tooling which either compresses or stretches the metal by a swaging process.

We also supply springs in flat or wire stock helically coiled or formed.

It is well known that stamped parts are popular with Far Eastern manufacture and provide fast production at economical prices.  Most of these parts may be locally supplied or from overseas - again where volumes demand.

We will be pleased to discuss your requirements.