Due to its versatility, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, progressive die stamping is used to manufacture a wide range of parts and products—varying in shape, size, and complexity—with shorter lead times and lower production costs. We use the process to create metal stamped components for customers across the globe. Some of the industries we regularly serve include automotive, home improvement, manufacturing, medical, and renewable energy.
What Is Progressive Die Stamping?
Progressive die stamping is a stamping method that utilizes a series of stations installed across a die set. Each station is designed and configured to perform a specific stamping operation on the workpiece and, once it is completed, automatically move it along to the next station. As the workpiece makes its way through the various stations, it progressively takes on the desired shape and size.
Progressive Die Stamping Services at Aranda Tooling
With presses equipped to handle capacities up to 1300 tons, Aranda Tooling’s state-of-the-art facilities specialize in high-volume progressive die stamping using the following materials:
- Stainless Steel
- Low and High Carbon Steel
- Nickel Alloys
We offer light to heavy gauge stamping for components ranging between 0.005 to 0.5 inches in thickness, with maximum part widths up to 48 inches. Our team is equipped to handle progressive die stamping projects of virtually any size with a maximum hydraulic press stroke of 18 inches and a maximum mechanical press stroke of 31 inches. In addition, our maximum press bed can handle tooling up to 240 inches by 70 inches. Our high-volume progressive die stamping facility manufactures up to a half million parts on a daily basis.
Benefits of Progressive Die Stamping
Compared to other manufacturing methods, progressive die stamping offers numerous benefits, such as:
- Faster production speeds. The progressive die stamping process utilizes an automatic mechanism to move workpieces through the various stations. As a result, it can process parts faster than is possible in stamping operations that utilize a manual transfer method.
- Greater production capacities. The faster production speeds of the progressive die stamping process allow for increased production capacity as more parts can be manufactured in a shorter time period.
- Smaller waste generation. Due to the optimized design of progressive stamping dies, the process produces less waste than other manufacturing methods.
- Broader design freedom. Progressive die stamping accommodates a variety of part designs, ranging from simple to highly complex.
- Higher repeatability. Progressive stamping dies are generally made from hardened tool steels that can withstand use in extended runs without degrading. This enables them to maintain high repeatability from part to part, resulting in better consistency throughout the run.
- Lower production costs. The faster production speeds, smaller waste generation, and higher repeatability offered by progressive die stamping results in lower overall production costs.
Progressive Die Stamping vs. Transfer Die Stamping
Both progressive die stamping and transfer die stamping employ multi-station dies—i.e., a series of dies installed across a set of successive stations. The main difference between the two processes is that progressive die stamping handles parts that remain on the strip until the end of the stamping operation, while transfer die stamping handles parts that are removed from the strip at the beginning of the stamping operation.
Progressive Die Stamping Services From Aranda Tooling
If you’re looking for a partner for your next metal stamping project, turn to the experts at Aranda Tooling. We offer both progressive die stamping and transfer die stamping services. To learn more about our metal stamping capabilities, check our metal stamping page or contact us today. To discuss your metal stamping requirements with one of our team members, request a quote.