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Cold Forming Process

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Machining Process

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Metal Stamping Example

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Injection Molding

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COLD FORMING

Forging of steel coiled wire or rod into shape at room temperature using multiple dies and punches depending on part complexity

  • High speed
  • Multiple dies for more complex shapes
  • Increased strength from cold working of material

Machining

Stock material is cut down to the desired shape. Cutting can be done by rotating either the tool or the part, depending on the machining method used.

 

  • Intricate geometry not possible through cold forming
  • Tighter tolerances
  • Suitable for lower volume

Stamping

A variety of processes that involve pressing, cutting or bending sheet metal to final net shape.

 

  • Compound die
  • Transfer press
  • Progressive die
  • Multi slide

Injection molding

Process that takes colored or uncolored plastic pellets and forms plastic components we use everyday. Pellets are melted in a pressure barrel and injected into a steel mold. Once the plastic cools the mold separates allowing the part to be ejected.

 

  • Multiple parts molded at one time
  • Tooling cavitation aligned with component demand
  • Multiple types of plastics can be molded together
  • Insert molding allows for plastic to be molded around other components

Wire Form

Bending of stock wire coil to create parts such as springs, hooks, and custom shapes.

 

  • High speed
  • No scrap
  • Multiple bends in different directions may be formed on one machine

Additive Manufacturing

Layering materials to make components from 3D CAD models as opposed to forming or subtractive processes like machining or stamping.

 

  • No tooling to develop
  • Ideal for prototypes
  • CAD model to sample in hours

Powder Metal

The process of using a high amount of pressure to squeeze metals in powder form into shapes. The sintering process then uses heat to bond the powder together.

  • Complex shapes
  • Allows for the use of materials that may be difficult to machine
  • No scrap
  • Reduced machining operations

Casting

Process where metal is melted into liquid form and poured into a mold of the desired shape and then allowed to solidify.

 

  • Design flexibility
  • Capability to produce large complex parts
  • Variations of casting can be used depending upon requirements:
    • Die casting
    • Investment casting
    • Sand casting
Wire forming process example

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Additive manufacturing example

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Powder metal process

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Metal casting

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