ESCP provides stamping services as a part of our metal fabrication capabilities and as a part of our metal fabrication of industrial shipping carts, tubs, and containers. We have several hydraulic and mechanical industrial presses dedicated to metal stamping ranging from 1250 Ton to 100 Ton each dedicated to specific tasks and production runs. We specialize in deep draw and transfer die stamping of parts for our clients.
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The process is essentially taking a steel blank and stamping it with a die repeatedly or transferred to another die for additional stamping until the desired shape is achieved. The advantages of Deep drawn parts is that the part is one piece reducing the need for additional assembly. Also, a one-piece part has a seamless construction making it ideal for parts that need to be watertight or airtight like a fuel tank for example. Deep drawing also results in a stronger part because of the amount of force applied to the metal during the forming process therefore the fundamental structure of deep drawn metals is often highly compressed into a very hard crystalline structure. Another important feature is our presses have air cushions to help push the material back out once it gets drawn both for efficiency and reducing possible damage to the part.
Transfer Press Stamping is a great alternative stamping method for production stampings often having a of lower tooling costs. A transfer press tool can use a single die and one station with the press or have sequential stations. The transfer press process begins with a strip of metal fed into the first station where the blank for the component is cut from the strip. The blank is then transferred manually to various forming stations until the final shape is complete.
We use hand transfer stamping to manufacture deep-draw parts and components. Because there is no metal strip attached to the part, the stamping press can punch as deep as the raw material will allow.
ESCP also can hot form metal using our industrial oven to bring the temperature of the steel to 2000 degrees. Some processes or parts (like thick steel parts) require heating to form them to the required shape. WE currently have several products using hot forming that include linkages and couplings for heavy equipment manufacturers that necessitate hot forming for achieving strength and shape within the tolerances of the part.
ESCP specializes in service parts with our stamping presses can make fuel tanks to skid steer doors. We can also do production work using are brake presses.