The forming of sheet metal by stamping is a way of working sheet metal into different pieces for a wide variety of sectors. Household appliances, construction, automotive, naval, ironmongery, industrial machinery, domestic furniture and street furniture, electrical components… are some examples of the final pieces that can be obtained by stamping sheet metal.
Stamping consists in compressing a certain metal between two moulds copying the defined geometry thereof. In order for this process to be satisfactory, the sheet must be of ductile and malleable metal, such as carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper, brass, titanium, etc.
Pieces may have complex shapes and may be made of a great variety of materials. Generally, the surface finish is good, although it can be treated later to improve its properties.
If you want an embedded piece, unless its shape is very simple, several forming operations are necessary, which means the piece must pass through several work stations. If we add this conditioning factor to the desired productivity as well as to the ultimate purpose of this forming operation, we will obtain the type of forming installation we need: Transfer Line, Press line, High speedpress line, Progressive line….
KONIKER is a specialist in forming processes and its multidisciplinary team researches and develops the challenges regarding stamping, and helps our customers solve manufacturing problems and challenges through the use of simulation tools, advanced data analysis technologies, sensor systems and new control systems.
In addition, KONIKER researches and develops new production systems and processes necessary for the processing of new materials and coatings that are being developed in the different customer sectors for lightening or obtaining new functionalities in the final product.