Metal Stamping Services
Are you ready to Tool Up, and Reduce Cost?
At Ameristar Mfg. we can guide you through the process of creating one hundred pieces per year, to one million. Ameristar Mfg. has the ability to produce parts without any of these tooling options for lower quantities, and when you’re ready we are here to help you decide which option best fits cost reduction requirements, and total investment.
If want to learn more about our metal stamping services see the details below. To find out about our other high quality and affordable services, please contact AmeriStar today.
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Form/Stage Tooling is utilized to decrease the production time for bending metal. This is perhaps the cheapest form of metal stamping in which we utilize a Punch Press instead of a Press Brake to bend tabs, flanges, or Offsets. This tooling is a great option for customers looking to achieve part cost reductions without large tooling cost. This is achieved by blanking a part by laser or turret cutting and then forming with hard tooling. Estimated cost for this tooling can be as little as $250-500 and it can have substantial savings for customers looking to reduce part cost with limited tooling expenditures.
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If blanking your part out by utilizing Laser and or Turret Cutting is too expensive the next step up would be a Compound Tool. With a compound tool we will Stamp the entire flat layout of your part with every rotation of our punch press. This is the fastest way to produce a flat layout, and it can be combined with Form Tooling as a secondary option if Progressive Tooling options don’t make financial sense. This tooling can vary in cost depending on thickness and size, but could be as little as $500 to $5,000 depending on complexity.
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Progressive Tooling combines forming and blanking into one process. Generally a Coil or Sheet Stock will be loaded into one side of the punch press. When the part comes out it is complete including forms, coining, offsets, and other features as required. This option is best for higher volumes. This production tooling will yield the cheapest part cost mostly due to reduced handling and labor, and higher efficiencies. Tooling can vary in cost depending on the complexity and features of the part. A general range for a simple part could be as low as $2,500, whereas an extremely complex part could vary from $25,000 to $100,000 or more.