Comprehensive metal stamping services

We align our technical expertise and equipment to meet quality and cost goals for metal parts.

Our in-house Tool Room builds innovative stamping dies to expand our metal stamping capabilities and streamline production. A quality process is established prior to production and is maintained throughout to ensure defect-free parts are delivered. Value-added operations provide a manufacturing process that is all-inclusive and hassle-free.

Metal Stamping Capabilities

Our 13 precision metal stamping presses – 45 to 800 tons –  operate with an advanced press control system that utilizes in-die sensor technology to meet low-to-high volume production needs and protect your stamping die.

Our stamping scope is wide-reaching for multiple industries from producing a 5mm part utilized in industrial automation to a 31-inch part applied to fitness equipment.

  • Technology driven production schedule ensures on-time delivery of parts.
  • In-house tool room builds progressive dies incorporating secondary operations.
  • Servo press technology stamps parts faster and with more precision.
  • In-house die maintenance performs repairs and modifies dies within set deadlines.
  • Upfront engineering assistance manufactures out costs with design and process modifications.
  • Computerized and manual quality audits are performed on the stamping floor and in the quality lab.
  • Part completion performed in-house with sub-assembly services, finish and line ready packaging.

Our stamping services

  • Bending
  • Blanking
  • Deep drawing
  • Coining
  • Curling
  • Hemming
  • Ironing
  • Piercing
  • Cutting

Metal Stamping Technology We Use

Cost-saving, sensor-controlled tooling

Tooling is a valuable investment for customers and we do our best to protect that by implementing advanced in-die sensor technology into each die we build. Our computerized press control system connects with this in-die sensor technology to continuously monitor the stamping process. This information helps protect your die, identifies issues before costly damages occur, and allows for the press to operate at a maximum speed and decreases production times. Optimizing this technology improves our ability to precisely stamp complex shapes and form a wider variety of materials.

We utilize the latest die technology to incorporate secondary operations into our progressive dies and reduce manufacturing costs. We can weld, tap holes, assemble parts and make measurements during stamping providing a more controlled, streamlined process. And again we capitalize on technology with our cloud-based ERP production schedule to deliver defect-free parts on-time.

Quality

An integrated quality process helps establish a successful stamping environment with proactive activities to prevent production issues.

Faro Arm technology verifying part specifications

PPAP (Pre-production approval process)

This is completed before full production can start on a new or redesigned part using standard and customized criteria. And included in PPAP is the precise work of the Layout Inspection – detailing every dimension of a part with the following equipment.

CMM – The probe of this Coordinated Measurement Machine precisely touches multiple points on complex parts that cannot be done by the human hand.

Faro Arm – This measurement equipment has highly accurate lasers that can scan 560,000 points per second providing the ability to quickly and precisely define a part's layout. This accelerates the pre-production process without sacrificing quality and details. It pinpoints inaccuracies allowing for design corrections before a part moves into full production.

Quality audit checks on the manufacturing floor

1st piece inspection

This quality audit is performed every time a die is set in the stamping press for production. This provides another checking point for quality to ensure a part will stamp correctly. During production a computerized schedule determines the types of audit checks performed and the frequency.

  • Material Thickness
  • Hole Sizes
  • Length and Width
  • Angles

Industry standard quality tools along with customized gauges designed and built by Ultra are utilized for precise measurements. In-house calibration is performed on a regular basis to ensure quality tools maintain their accuracy.

Value-Added Operations

This area utilizes manual and automated processes to maintain the quality and cost goals of parts during assembly, inspection and packaging. Computerized workstations provide detailed instructions for parts including production rates to ensure customer requirements are met. This technology also ensures the machine settings are correct for a specific job and confirms the technician is assigned the proper instructions.

A variety of machines perform welding, inserting, tapping, drilling and washing operations. And with four robotic welders we can guarantee increased production output and improved weld quality and precision.

Ultra as a one-shop supplier will offer these benefits:

  1. Reduced times to part completion
  2. Design out costs & improve quality
  3. Dedicated Customer Service Team

Case studies

Delivering Cost-Savings for a Metal Stamped Part

Delivering Cost-Savings for a Metal Stamped Part

This involved adopting a new way to manufacture the shaft component of this part. And providing assembly of the final part in the stamping press with a progressive die.

Achieving Manufacturing Cosmetic Standards

Achieving Manufacturing Cosmetic Standards

This stainless steel part is metal stamped in our 800-ton press using a 144-inch progressive stamping die that successfully removes sharp edges and cleans the surface areas.