What Is Progressive Die Stamping?

Progressive Die StampingProgressive die stamping, also known as prog die stamping, is a versatile process that allows for efficient, cost-effective manufacturing of numerous parts and products. Capable of producing metal components of varying shapes and sizes, it leads to lower production costs and shorter lead times.

During the progressive die stamping process, a stock strip moves the part through a series of individual work stations, each of which performs its own task on the workpiece, such as bending, punching, and coining. As the part moves through each station, it progressively takes on the desired size and shape. Once completed, the part is cut from the stock strip to reveal the final product.

Progressive Die Stamping Applications

Progressive die stamping offers a wide range of benefits, including long run lengths, cost-effectiveness, fast production, short setup times, decreased labor costs, minimal scrap, and more. This process’ ability to efficiently produce parts in large volumes makes it a popular choice for several industries and applications, including:

Aerospace

Aerospace

Electronics

Electronics

Food and beverage

Food and beverage

Medical

Medical

Appliances

Appliances

Automotive

Automotive

Progressive Die Stamping vs Other Stamping Methods

Progressive die stamping is often preferred over other stamping methods due to the many benefits it provides in terms of lead times, production time, and overall cost.

Compound Metal Stamping
During the compound metal stamping process, a metal strip is fed through a compound die, which performs all stamping operations in one stroke. This process is most suitable for projects requiring medium and high-volume production of flat parts. While progressive die stamping offers fast production times regardless of part complexity, compound die stamping can be slower for larger parts with more intricate design elements.

Transfer Die Stamping
One of the main differences between transfer die stamping and progressive die stamping is that the workpiece is separated from the metal strip in the first step. The workpiece is then transferred between several workstations to complete the part. This process is ideal when working with complex designs and larger parts that can’t easily move through die stamping stations.

Traditional Metal Stamping
Traditional metal stamping often utilizes stage tooling for stamping operations. While stage tooling offers lower setup costs, it results in the highest price per piece. With progressive die tooling, you have higher initial costs, but lower costs per piece. In terms of speed and production volume, stage tooling is slower and more ideal for small, low-volume production runs, whereas progressive die stamping is fast and suitable for large production runs.

Progressive Die Stamping Services at Aranda Tooling

As a premier provider of progressive die stamping, Aranda Tooling offers cost-effective solutions for a broad range of applications. Our state-of-the-art facilities and extensive industry experience allow us to manufacture high-quality components that meet precise design implementations.

Specializing in high-volume progressive die stamping runs, we manufacture up to a half million parts daily on a daily basis and can work with the following materials:

  • Aluminum
  • Titanium
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Low and High Carbon Steel
  • Inconel®
  • Nickel Alloys

We can handle virtually any size progressive die stamping project, using an 18″ maximum hydraulic press stroke and 31″ maximum mechanical press stroke. For more information about our progressive die stamping capabilities, contact us today. You can also request a quote to get started.