In the early 1900’s, British car manufacturers were at the forefront of motor vehicle development. The Vulcan Motor company, based in Southport, England, was one such innovator that produced cars from 1902 until the late 1920s. Today, early examples of Vulcan cars are extremely rare collectors’ items. NovaCast was approached by a specialist engineering company … Read more
NovaCast’s metal stampings are created through a cold-forming process that makes use of dies and stamping presses to create formed metal components. Metal stamping, also referred to as pressing, is a low-cost high-speed manufacturing process that can produce a high volume of identical metal components. Flat sheet metal is fed into a high-pressure stamping press that uses a tool and die surface to form the metal into a new shape.
Stamping is suitable for both short or long production runs, and is often combined with other metal forming operations or NovaCast’s fabrication services.
Metals suitable for precision stamping range from soft to medium hardness and carry a low coefficient of flow. Some of the metals commonly used for NovaCast stampings include:
- Ferrous metals, especially iron-based alloys like stainless steel
- Non-ferrous metals, such as bronze, brass, and zinc
- Non-standard alloys, such as beryllium nickel and beryllium copper
Post-stamping finishing operations can include deburring, tapping, reaming, and counterboring processes. These allow the addition of other parts or for the correction of imperfections in finish or removal of sharp edges.