A customer in the alternative energy industry contracted us to produce this component utilizing our metal stamping capabilities. We provided the customer with initial units fabricated by using one of our 4,000-watt lasers.

Upon approval the customer requested a pre-production run of 55,000 pieces. The problem was that they needed the order before we could fabricate the tooling required for stamping. Fortunately, we were able to meet this requirement by producing the run on our Amada laser cutting equipment. The finished part required minimal tolerances, which our advanced laser cutting system was easily able to maintain. The part was made of A572 grade 50 steel, and measured 128mm in length, 172mm in width, and 7.9mm in thickness, and featured a natural finish.

As with all of our laser cut or progressive die stamping products, a high level of quality control is maintained throughout the run. The remainder of the run was completed on our 800-ton press; we produced the pre-run order with a two week lead time and the remaining 945,000 over an 18 month period. For more information on this project, see the table below or contact us directly.


Highlights of This Precision Laser Cutting & Stamping Project

Product Description

Laser Cutting & Precision Die Stamped Tube Plate

Capabilities Applied / Processes

Laser Cutting
Progressive Die Metal Stamping

  • Tool Design and Manufacturing
  • Stamp 5 Units for First Article Inspection
  • Complete Production Run
  • 1,200 Pieces Per Hour

Bulk Packaging

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Pre-Production: Amada Laser
Production: 800 Ton Press

Overall Part Dimensions

Length: 128mm
Width: 172mm
Thickness: 7.9mm

Tightest Tolerances


Material Used

A572 Grade 50 Steel

Material Finish

As Stamped

In Process Testing / Inspection Performed

Dimensional Inspection

  • Micrometers
  • Calipers
  • CMM
Industry for Use

Alternative Energy


Laser Cut: 55,000 Units
Stamping: 1,000,000 Units over 18 Months

Delivery / Turnaround Time

2 Weeks

Delivery Location


Standards Met

Customer Supplied Print, 2D CAD Drawing

Product Name

Steel Tube Plate