It’s a good time to be a customer in the market for precision metal stamping services. As the utilization of sheet metal in automotive and consumer electronic applications has climbed, the industry has ramped up significantly, both in the United States and abroad.
Not only have we seen an increase in metal stamping overall, but its use in advanced applications such as pressure sensors and other complex instrumentation is also trending positively.
Below, you’ll find some of the most high-demand industries where metal stamping is currently being used to meet the needs of a variety of applications.
Aerospace and Defense
The popularity of metal stamping in the aerospace, defense, and military industry has skyrocketed. Metal stamped parts are used widely in a range of equipment and munitions. For example, the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kit for unguided bombs incorporates multiple metal stamped parts. The energy storage cases, tail fin guidance packages, and inertial guidance systems of these kits all rely on precision metal stamped parts.
Oil and Gas
Another area trending positively for metal stamping is the oil and gas industry — one of the main drivers of the global economy. Sheet metal is used to stamp precise components for oil platforms and piping, including brackets, washers, handles, and critical sealing components – enabling them to withstand harsh conditions and deliver oil and related products to refineries or other destinations.
The recent low fuel costs and favorable interest rates for drivers, as well as the push to use non-ferrous metals for lighter weight vehicles, have helped to drive growth in the automotive industry, including the use of metal stamping for auto components. The types of parts commonly produced for this industry include corrosion resistant bolts, crane hooks, gears, connecting rods, turbine shafts, terminal wire forms for sensors, and fuel injection shields for engines.
Hudson Technologies offers a comprehensive range of metal fabrication capabilities, including custom metal stamping for all of the industries mentioned above, and many more.
In addition to our production capabilities, our experienced team supports customers with design assistance, a number of secondary finishing processes, and quality management services.
To learn more about how we can help you get started on your next metal stamping project, contact Hudson Technologies today.