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DEEP DRAW STAMPING | Deep Draw Metal Stamping

Our state-of-the art facility houses 50 metal stamping presses from 3 to 400 ton.

As a leading company in metal stamping services, Wedge Products has the versatility to utilize various processes to create high-quality components for countless applications. Our deep draw metal stamping services are ideal for fabricating automotive, aerospace and electrical appliance components. With precision technology and an expert staff, we can manufacture any component you may need.

Deep Draw Metal Stamping is a type of sheet metal forming that involves radially drawing flat sheet metal into a die to create the desired components. The name “deep draw” refers to the components involved, which exhibit greater depth than width. We create these depths by redrawing the component through a series of dies, further reducing width with increasing length. It is also common for components to be deep draw partially to create various diameters throughout the part. This process reduces costs in comparison to turned parts, which need more materials overall.

Deep Drawing versus Stamping | What’s the Difference?

Deep drawing is similar to stamping, as both processes are used to shape and form sheets as needed. Wedge Products is among top deep draw metal stamping manufacturers who understand the number of drawing methods that can be used for metal forming.
The main difference between deep drawing versus stamping is the tools that are needed. In stamping, the tools used are designed to fracture a sheet into a shape. However, these tools are limited in that they cannot create deformation. Drawing tools are used for deformation which means that they are radiused, while stamping tools are known to have sharper edges.
In addition, tools used for deep draw stamping clamp the outer edge of the blank in place while the center is deformed. Drawing tools also have a greater punch-to-die clearance than those used in metal stamping.

Deep Draw Stamping Process | Choosing the Best Deep Draw Metal Stamping Manufacturers

When choosing deep draw metal stamping manufacturers, first determine the application type. Deep draw stamping is a type of sheet metal forming that allows manufacturers to draw flat sheet metal into a die and then create the desired components. Because deep draw stamping can create specialized parts, it requires manufacturers who have experience in this precise process.
Wedge Products differentiates itself among deep draw metal stamping manufacturers due to our certifications, industry knowledge, and specialized skills. We are a certified supplier of aerospace metal stamping, and have years of experience working with aerospace components using different materials and specifications. We also serve the military industry with our deep draw stamping and other metal manufacturing skills.
If you are looking for deep draw metal stamping manufacturers who can supply you with specialized components that are precise and expertly engineered, choose Wedge Products.

Deep Draw Forming Methods

Deep drawing also involves other forming methods and techniques within the press. These methods include:

  • Beading: Displacing the material to create smaller or larger diameters than the part’s original diameter.
  • Bottom Piercing: Cutting a round or shaped section of metal from the draw component.
  • Bulging: Forcing part of the components diameter to extend from the original shape.
  • Coining: Displacing the material for the formation of specific shapes in the component.
  • Curling: Rolling metal under a curling die to form a rolled edge. Extruding: Once a pilot hole is created, a punch with a large diameter pushes through and causes the metal to increase in length.
  • Ironing: Thinning the walls of the components.
  • Necking: Reducing a section of the component to a smaller diameter than the rest of the part.
  • Notching: Cutting a notch into the open end of the part with a round, square or other shape.
  • Rib Forming: During the drawing process, rib forming creates an outward or inward protruding rib on the part.
  • Side Piercing: Piercing holes in the sidewall of the draw component. Shape depends on the component’s specifications.
  • Stamping: Most commonly used to add identification to the part such as a supplier name or product number.
  • Threading: Forming threads into the component with a wheel and arbor.
  • Trimming: Cutting away metal that was necessary for drawing the part from the finished component.

Custom Metal & Plastic Stamping Since 1933

Companies around the world have been relying on Wedge Products to create high-quality products with on-time delivery and competitive pricing since 1933. We offer a full range of metal stamping services, so we can fulfill the requirements of almost any application. Our state-of-the-art, 110,000 square foot facility offers efficient, precision metal and plastic stamping with a variety of materials and thicknesses. With our experience in the industry, we established ourselves as one of the leading deep draw metal stamping manufacturers. Customer satisfaction is also a central goal of Wedge Products, so our management team works tirelessly to fulfill the needs of all our customers. You can rely on Wedge to get you the components you need with exceptional quality and performance standards.

AS9100-D Certified Aerospace Stamper

Wedge is also a certified supplier of Aerospace Metal Stamping for the aerospace industry. We have immense experience working with aerospace components with various materials and specifications. We have delivered countless products with custom finishes and individual packaging requirements to keep our products free of defects. Wedge employs an expert aerospace team, specialized equipment and a dedicated work area specifically for the creation of aerospace components. As a result, we can meet even the most challenging requirements for all aerospace customers.

An Aerospace Certified Stamper

An Aerospace
Certified Stamper

Certified to AS9100 Rev. D, Wedge Products is an experienced aerospace parts manufacturer providing stamped metal components to the aerospace, military and industry.