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Metal Stamping & Deep Drawing
Metal stamping is a cold metal pressing technique used to form shallow sheet and bend profiles between matched steel tools. Tooling costs are high and so this process is only suitable for medium to high volume production. It is rapid and precise, and is used to produce a wide range of everyday products from car bodies to metal trays. It is known as deep drawing when the relationship between depth and diameter mean that controlled drawing is required, which slightly reduces the material's thickness during forming. Very deep parts can be formed using progressive dies.