Compound Die Stamping is the process where the die separates or blanks the part from a steel strip in one stroke. A Compound Die will perform multiple cuts or punches in one stroke, as compared to multiple strokes. This is a very cost effective method for stamping medium to high volume parts while keeping labor and die costs down. Compound Dies are often used to stamp simpler flat parts such as washers.
Compound die stamping is also an excellent choice for medium to high volume production runs because it efficiently and accurately cuts multiple features in a single stroke. The speed of production depends on the part size, but you can often reduce production time by eliminating the need for multiple stamping stations.
Advantages of Compound Die Stamping
There are numerous reasons to choose compound die stamping, including:
Speed: Compound die stamping can produce a part every 3 seconds, or 1200 parts per hour. This reduces labor costs and can significantly shorten project lead times.
Efficiency: Compound dies can cut complex parts all in one stroke, eliminating the need for multiple dies and reducing tooling costs and cycle times.
Repeat ability: By creating parts with one die, we’re able to ensure consistency and accuracy, and achieve flatness and good dimensional stability.
Cost-effectiveness: Because compound dies can produce your part quickly and effortlessly, you can expect to save money.
Reduced waste: The high mechanical accuracy of compound die stamping produces less material waste, resulting in cost savings.
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