compound die stamping

What is Compound Die Stamping?

Compound die stamping is a metal stamping process used for creating flat parts in large volumes. This method has been utilized in high-demand industries like the aerospace, medical dental and commercial sectors. 

Here’s everything you need to know about this rapid production method: 

What is a Compound Die? 

Compound dies offer the perfect in-between when a blanking die isn’t sufficient, and a progressive die run would be excessive for the part you want to create. It enables a one-stroke internal and external cut, producing the finished part in a single operation. Commercial metal stampings require tight tolerances and rapid production times— compound dies can deliver.  

How Does it Work? 

The system feeds a strip of metal through the compound die, which cuts, bends or punches out the final product in one motion. A knock-out tool ejects the metal parts from the material and the steel strip continues feeding through the die until all the metal parts have been punched out. Scrap metal is either cut off or ejected in full strips and is collected for disposal or recycling. 

Advantages of Compound Die Stamping 

Compound dies offer numerous advantages compared to other methods, including speed, efficiency, repeatability, cost-effectiveness and reduced waste. This process can produce a part every 3 seconds, up to 1,200 parts per hour depending on the specifications. The one-stroke method eliminates the need for multiple dies, which reduces tooling costs and cycle times while enabling perfect precision and repeatability.

The high mechanical accuracy of this procedure produces less material waste, resulting in optimal cost-efficiency. 

Getting Started with Compound Die Stamping Services 

Progressive Die and Stamping is an industry-leading commercial metal stamping company in California. Our focus on precision, quality and efficiency enables us to service even the most demanding industries with streamlined production times and optimal quality.  

Request a quote to tell us about your next project. 

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