Our Stamping Process
Stamping is the process of placing flat sheet metal in either blank or coil form into a stamping press where a tool and die surface forms the metal into a net shape. Stamping includes a variety of sheet-metal forming manufacturing processes, such as punching using a machine press or stamping press, blanking, embossing, bending, flanging, and coining.
Metal Stamping Materials
Frigate offers the following materials for both our standard and custom metal stampings:
- Steel: CRS steel like 1008, 1010, or 1018 is popular; general-purpose material is perfect for cold forming.
- Stainless Steel: such as 301, 304, and 316/316L. 301 stainless steel has excellent tensile strength, while 304 has more significant performance and corrosion resistance at higher temperatures. 316/316L steel features the best corrosion resistance of the three, though it also costs more.
- Copper: including C110, which is a powerful conductor and easily formable.
- Brass: brass 230 (85/15) and 260 (70/30) are highly formable and corrosion-resistant. These brass alloys are also known as red brass and yellow brass, respectively.