Progressive stamping, also known as progressive die stamping or progressive metal stamping, is a form of metal stamping. It combines bending, coining forming, cutting, and other metal stamping techniques with an automatic feeding system. The feeding system unrolls a strip of coiled metal and pushes it through various stations in a progressive stamping die, each one performing a different operation with every stroke of the press until the metal strip reaches the end.
Progressive metal stamping that uses a stamping die is one of the most effective techniques for mass-producing complicated metal stampings. It relies on the metal strip advancing forward in a precise manner so that each operation performed by the die is accurate.
Many progressive stamping machines involve custom tooling, allowing them to create a die appropriate to a specific part or component. Some common metals used in progressive die stamping include aluminum, brass, steel, stainless steel, and copper. Progressive metal stamping has applications in many industries, including food and beverage, automotive, electronics, appliances, and more.
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