Deep drawing is the process of using metal dies to form blank sheets of metal into a desired shape. Specifically, if the item depth is greater than its radius, the metal forming process is called deep drawing.
This popular metal forming method has many benefits over other methods and by using the deep drawing process, you can maximize your money and get more for your business.
Deep drawing from Hudson Technologies is a great solution for any manufacturing process that requires one or more of the following:
- Seamless parts: deep drawn parts are created from a single sheet of metal.
- Rapid cycle times: large quantities of products are easily manufactured through deep drawing
- Deep drawing delivers exceptional detailing and accuracy
- Reduced technical labor: precision deep drawing can deliver similar results as technical labor in quicker time frames
Deep drawing is especially beneficial when producing high volumes, since unit cost decreases considerably as unit count increases. Once the tooling and dies have been created, the process can continue with very little downtime or upkeep.
Another money saving aspect of deep drawing is that tool construction costs are lower in comparison to similar manufacturing processes, such as progressive die stamping, even in smaller volumes.
Factors That Could Affect Cost-Effectiveness of Deep Drawing
As with most things, more complex products will increase maintenance costs, labor costs, and production costs. When considering the costs of deep drawing, these are the types of factors that will influence cost:
- Number of part features
- Location of part features
- Direction of part features
- Protruding part features
- Part size
- Material thickness