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A Pressing Matter: Balancing Part Cost and Quality in Micro Stamped Parts

As OEMs and aftermarket equipment companies tighten tolerances, manufacturers face the challenge of producing stamped parts that meet and exceed their customers’ requirements. Poor die design along with scrapped or reworked parts cost everyone involved time and money. It’s critical to get it right the first time and every time.

Real-World Precision Stamping: Dimensional Specs Are Not Enough

Most designers of stamped parts don’t need to be convinced of the value of specifying tolerances as a regular practice. But including dimensions and tolerances isn’t a foolproof solution. When you spend time thoughtfully developing a part with features as elegant as they are functional, it’s all too easy to focus on design to the exclusion of manufacturing realities.