Since its founding in 1940, Hudson Technologies has provided top-quality metal stamping and deep drawn stamping services for a range of applications. In addition to an extensive catalog of standard products, we also offer design, prototyping, and full-scale manufacturing services for custom components. These custom capabilities allow us to produce a variety of products for typical to highly specialized projects, such as deep drawn metal enclosures, headers, and metal diaphragms.

Throughout our years in business, our team has developed extensive knowledge and skills regarding the design and manufacture of standard metal parts and products. This expertise, combined with our customer-focused approach, enables us to produce high-quality custom components. Our technical support team works closely with customers throughout all stages of custom projects to ensure their specifications and standards are fully met. As a result of this emphasis on real collaboration, we form lasting partnerships with our customers.

Custom Stamping Capabilities

Metal stamping is an umbrella term that encompasses a wide range of manufacturing processes, all of which utilize stamping presses and dies to transform flat sheets of metal into the desired component. The experts at Hudson Technologies offer the following stamping capabilities:

  • Standard Stamping: Standard stamping operations employ standard tooling to produce stampings. While the tooling is not tailored to the exact application specifications, it has already been vetted to produce metal stampings for defined applications.
  • Deep Drawn Stamping: Deep drawn stamping operations produce components with depths that exceed their diameters.
  • Shallow Drawn Stamping: Shallow drawn stamping operations produce components with diameters greater than their depths.

Tooling and Equipment

We utilize a variety of tooling for these stamping operations, such as:

  • Stage Tooling: Stage tooling consists of multiple tools that need to be switched out in the stamping press between operations.
  • Progressive Die Tooling: Progressive die tooling has all of the tools necessary for part production combined together into a single die set. As a result, the tooling does not need to be switched out between operations, making it highly suitable for high-volume production.
  • Metal-to-Rubber/Metal-to-Metal Tooling: We use metal-to-rubber and metal-to-metal tooling to produce metal diaphragms. We utilize the former for parts that are greater than .0015 inches in thickness and produced in less than 50,000 piece quantities annually, and the latter for parts that are less than .0015 inches in thickness and produced in high annual volumes.
  • Transfer Tooling: Transfer tooling separates the part from the workpiece during the first operation and, using an automated transfer mechanism, moves it through the various forming operations.

The presses we use for stamping operations include:

  • Open back, inclined (OBI) presses — 22 to 110 ton capacities
  • Mechanical, double-action deep drawing presses — 22 to 200 ton capacities
  • Hydraulic presses for metal diaphragms and deep drawing — 3 to 500 ton capacities
  • 13-station transfer press — 130 ton capacities
  • Transfer eyelet press — 20 ton capacities
  • Straight side progressive presses — 60 to 500 ton capacities
  • Servo presses — 60, 110, and 300 ton capacities
  • Adiabatic stamping press — 30 ton capacities
  • Kovar®
  • Hydraulic, double-action mechanical, open back inclinable, pneumatic, servo (with CNC cushion), and transfer deep drawing presses —1 to 500 ton capacities

Part and Production Capabilities

Equipped with a wide range of forming machines, over 15,000 standard tooling products, and in-house custom tooling capabilities, we can accommodate stamping requests for various shapes, sizes, tolerances, and volumes. Our part and production capabilities include:

  • Size: 1/8 inch to 12 inches (3.1 mm to 305 mm) in diameter and 12 inches (305 mm) in length; .200 inches to 18 inches in diameter for flat and corrugated metal diaphragms
  • Thickness: .002 inches to .187 inches (.005 mm to 4.75 mm); .0005 inches to .001 inches for flat and corrugated metal diaphragms
  • Shape: Round, square, rectangular, and asymmetrical shapes
  • Precision: Tolerances as low as +/- .002 inches (.05 mm) on custom cases; Tolerances as low as +/- .0005 inches (.0127 mm) on precision headers; Drawn corner radii as small as .005 inches (0.127 mm)
  • Volume: Single prototype to 5,000,000 pieces
Regardless of size, shape, precision, or volume requirements, we always maintain close collaboration and consistent communication with customer teams to ensure we achieve optimal quality and accommodate any necessary changes.

Value-Added Services

In addition to our metal stamping capabilities, we offer a broad selection of value-added services to ensure customers receive finished components that meet all of their needs.

Our finishing services ensure the component has all of the elements necessary for its application, such as holes, brackets, slots, standoffs, inserts, and other subassembly components. They also allow us to modify the component surface to suit various functional and aesthetic needs.
  • Painting: Painting adds an attractive finish or color on parts without significantly altering functional surface properties.
  • Powder Coating: Powder coating uses electrically charged powder to form a protective layer that protects parts from physical and environmental damage.
  • Plating: Plating produces a corrosion-resistant layer on a metal component.
  • Anodizing: Anodizing is the process of intentionally oxidizing the surface of a metal to improve its durability, corrosion resistance, and/or appearance.
Our heat treatment services include:
  • Vacuum annealing
  • Hump-back (belt) annealing
  • Retort heat treating
  • Aluminum heat treating
Our cleaning capabilities include:
  • Aqueous cleaning

Custom Component Material Capabilities

Our expert team can handle a wide range of metals, including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Cold rolled steel
  • Copper
  • Cupro nickel
  • Hastelloy®
  • HY-MU 80 and other specialty shielding alloys
  • Inconel®
  • Kovar®
  • Monel®
  • Nickel
  • Nickel silver
  • Stainless steel
  • Titanium
These metals exhibit different properties that make them suitable for different applications. For example:
  • Aluminum: Aluminum is a low-cost and sustainable material that offers good durability, ductility, and malleability. While it is often alloyed with other materials to improve its versatility and strength, it is also used by itself for components in the automotive, construction, electronic, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industry.
  • Cold Rolled Steel: Compared to hot rolled steel, cold rolled steel is better suited for producing components that require exact dimensions and/or tight tolerances. While it is available in high-strength grades for heavy-load, heavy-wear applications, its general versatility and drawability make it highly suitable for normal-use components (e.g., consumer goods and furniture).
  • Stainless Steel: Stainless steel offers excellent strength, corrosion resistance, and temperature resistance. These qualities, combined with its workability and aesthetic appearance, make it a popular material choice for a variety of industries, including automotive, chemical processing, medical, and food and beverage.
Some customers can find it challenging to identify the ideal material for a stamping project. If you need assistance determining which metal is right for your needs, check out our guide to choosing the right material or download our eBook, “Choosing the Right Material for Your Project.”

Custom Component Design Process

By partnering with a full-service provider, such as Hudson Technologies, you benefit from a company with both design and manufacturing experience. This knowledge is particularly valuable for custom component projects as the design team can help make modifications to your design to better suit your needs.
At Hudson Technologies, we employ a variety of design technologies and techniques to assist our customers in making a component that fully meets all of their specifications and standards, such as:

  • CAD/CAM software
  • CAD key
  • SolidWorks
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • COMSOL Multiphysics®
To learn more about our custom component process and why and when it is beneficial, consult our guide, “Catalog vs. Custom Deep Drawn Metal Stamping.”

Custom Component Solutions at Hudson Technologies

If you need custom metal stampings, turn to the experts at Hudson Technologies. Our team offers extensive design support backed by a stringent quality assurance program. By working closely with customers, we ensure product designs meet every application requirement and are best- suited for the environment in which they will be used.
To learn more about our capabilities, contact us today. To discuss your project requirements, request a quote. One of our metal stamping experts will get in touch with you shortly.

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As one of the nation’s leading deep drawn metal stampings manufacturers, Hudson Technologies is proud to offer unparalleled custom services for clients across a range of industries. To learn more about our custom capabilities, or to discuss an upcoming project in detail, contact us today.