ForMasters offers a full line of custom metal stamping services from simple blanks requiring single hit dies to complex parts requiring multi-station progressive dies. In addition, we manufacture parts that require multiple hits in separate dies. Capacity to 250 tons.
ForMasters metal stamping processes are driven by the latest computer-controlled feeders and press controls that ensure consistent, conforming parts over short to long-run production batches. Prototype parts undergo exhaustive layout inspection, while first parts from each and every run face scrutiny to assure conformance to print. During production, quality of parts is assured through in-process and final inspection according to ISO 9001:2008 standards. SPC is available at your request.
When stamping metal parts, there are many operations that may be carried out on a stamping, either at a single die station or at multiple stations within a single stroke of the stamping press. Dies used in single station operations can be either compound dies, or combination dies.
Compound dies are stamping tools in which only cutting operations are done, usually blanking and hole punching. Combination dies are press tools in which a cutting operation, generally blanking, is combined with shaping or forming processes.
Multiple station operations are done with stamping dies that have several stations. Each station simultaneously performs a single step in the metal stamping process in order to complete a part. Finished stampings are discharged with each stroke.
Multiple station operations can be performed using either progressive dies or transfer dies. In progressive die operations, parts are made from continuous coil stock that remains connected to the stock by carrier strip during each successive operation until the final metal stamping is cut off and discharge from the die.
ForMasters also offers secondary operations, such as passivation, welding, tumbling, plating, and paint and powder coating, to take your parts to any stage of completion.
ForMasters will package your product to your specifications to save money and protect your metal stamping. From simple bulk packaging to specialized boxes to unique configurations based on product-specific needs, ForMasters will package your product as you desire.
We stand by our tooling as a custom metal stamping leader and when asked we ship our steel stamping products directly to various onsite locations. This highlights the quality of our metal stampings, our tooling, and our inspectors. By producing our metal stampings with a 'zero rejection' philosophy we will deliver good parts 100% of the time.
ForMasters specializes in complex custom metal stamping and we run our dies on top of the line Kimitsu and MInster stamping presses that are using the latest in servo feed technology that we run using various materials:
- Heavy gauge galvanized steel.
- Stainless steel stamping.
- Aluminum stamping.
- Specialty coatings such as ZAM, (zinc, aluminum, magnesium) a coated, self-healing galvanized steel.