Metal Stampings Materials - Cold Rolled Steel
By far the most common material used for metal stamping Cold Rolled Steel is very versatile both in terms of its physical properties but also for secondary processes available to change those properties to suit a specific function. It also brings a wide range of available finishing solutions such as plating and painting.
Thickness for stamping processes typically ranges from .010 to .250. and .030 to .090 is the mid range that stamps well . Thinner and thicker are done all of the time but the tooling is more expensive and larger presses usually carry a higher machine utilization cost. Consulting with stamping experts who can evaluate the end use of the part can result in dramatically lower piece price by their suggesting alternative processes using less thick material.
Zinc, anodize, E coat, and paint are common finishes for cold rolled steel.
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