Alloy stamping is just one of the many things that we offer here at Special Metal Stamping. Metal alloys have been used for years in a number of different industries, ranging from construction to automotive.
What Is An Alloy?
An alloy is a type of metal that’s made when several types of metal or elements are combined. Several great examples include steel, which is a mix of carbon and iron, and aluminum alloys, which consist of aluminum and magnesium or copper. Alloys are used quite a bit for stamped parts because they are stronger than the individual metals themselves. There are many different types of alloys available, including those known as superalloys.
Alloys and Superalloys
The exact alloy that fits your needs depends on the industry. Some superalloys, such as Waspaloy and Monel, are designed to hold their shape in extreme conditions. They are good for the aviation industry and marine and aerospace needs, respectively. These alloys can be somewhat difficult to work with, but that just makes the finished results even better.
Then there are simpler alloys, including those made from combining aluminum with another type of metal. The parts made from them are easier to stamp and will hold up quite well, just not to the extent of the superalloys. Again, it all comes down to what you plan on doing with the finished parts.
The Alloy Stamping Process
Our metal stamping process involves a similar set of steps, no matter the alloy chosen. We’ll work with you to create a prototype of the part unless you have a design already set into place. Once the prototype is approved, we’ll make your parts in our shop. Since we’re a small company, you can rest assured that every step of the process takes place under the same roof. We design and form the metal, stamp out the parts, perform any necessary machining, and can even powder coat the finished results. It all depends on what your exact needs are.
As you can see, alloy metal stamping produces important components for many industries, from construction to electronics and more. If you have additional questions about alloy stamping or any of the other services that we offer, please give us a call at (440) 236-6677. You can also reach us through the contact us form on our website.