Deep drawn stamping is a metal stamping method used to create components that are deeper than they are wide. It is suitable for producing hollow parts and products that lightweight and seamless without sacrificing strength or stability. However, manufacturers must have the right knowledge, skills, and tools to form them successfully.
The following article outlines some of the things to look for in an ideal deep drawn component manufacturer. Additionally, it discusses how to switch suppliers if your current manufacturing partner does not meet your needs.
Importance of Deep Drawn Components
Deep drawn components are found in devices and equipment for a wide range of industries, such as:
- Housings, shields, and battery casings for implantable medical devices
- Components for semiconductor manufacturing equipment
- Metal diaphragms for isolating enclosures in fluid systems, eliminating minor pressure changes in pressure sensor applications, converting movement into computer-readable communications, and/or protecting against overpressure
- Housings and casings for batteries
- Instrument housings for sensitive equipment
- Connectors and couplings for electronic equipment
Given the important role deep drawn components play in many industrial applications and processes, it is essential to partner with an experienced and knowledgeable deep drawn stamping company to ensure the parts and products you need function and perform as intended.
Deep Drawn Component Supplier Selection Considerations
There are many factors to consider when choosing a deep drawn component manufacturer for a project. Some of the key considerations to keep in mind include:
Your deep drawn component supplier should have the skills and tools to accommodate your manufacturing needs with regard to material, design, and production volume and produce components that fully meet your specifications and standards. Additionally, if you’re looking for a long-term partnership, they should be able to adjust their operations to match increasing or decreasing demand.
Quality Control Policies and Procedures
One way of determining whether a deep drawn supplier is right for your project is to review their quality control policies and procedures. They should have quality standards that align with your own and the equipment and processes in place to ensure your components meet them.
Competitive and Innovative Drive
The manufacturing sector is highly competitive. Companies must be willing to invest in new technologies and technologies to ensure they can keep up with current demand and provide customers with the best possible products and services.
Your manufacturing partner should understand your needs. Additionally, they should be open to working with you to develop a manufacturing solution that fits them.
Avoid working with companies with a bad reputation. While you should take negative customer reviews with a grain of salt, they can be indicative of potential issues with the company’s products and/or services.
If your industry or industrial application is subject to specific standards, your manufacturing partner should be able to create components that comply with those standards. For example, if you’re doing business in the aerospace industry, they should have AS9100D certification and produce components that follow the standard’s guidelines.
Switching Deep Drawn Stamping Partners
If your current deep drawn stamping supplier does not match what you’re looking for in a manufacturing partner, you should consider switching to one that better suits your needs. Once you’ve decided on a new partner, you should keep in the following tips in mind to ensure a smooth transition:
- Confirm whether you or your current partner owns your tools. If you do not own the tools, you will need to budget for the production of new tooling.
- Verify that your new partner has a thorough understanding of your material needs, tolerance requirements, and desired applications. If they do not, you should communicate with one of their representatives or consider other options.
- Ensure your current and future projects will be finished on time. If you have active projects with your current partner, make sure you finish them. Before switching completely to the new partner, perform a test run to verify they can finish your projects.
- Consider reshoring, nearshoring, or diversifying to multiple suppliers. These partnerships allow you to establish a more resilient supply chain. Read more about reshoring here.
Deep Drawn Stamping and Metal Drawing From Hudson Technologies
At Hudson Technologies, we’ve provided custom deep drawn metal parts and products for over 80 years. This experience, combined with our broad range of manufacturing capabilities and highly skilled team, allows us to produce precise, complex, and/or high-performance components for some of the most demanding customer applications.
For more information on our metal stamping services, visit our Capabilities page or download our eBook. To discuss your project requirements with one of our experts, contact us or request a quote today.