Choosing the Right Option for Your Next Stamping Project Having options in manufacturing gives you an advantage. Take the example of miniature and small metal components for automotive, medical, electronics, or other applications. Depending on tolerances and specs for a given project, you may have the choice of multiple methods that are similar but different…
Plating 101 (Part 2): Tips for Selecting the Right Electroplating Method for Your Parts
In this blog, we take a look at what you need to know to select the right electroplating method that’s right for you.
EV Advances: Five Developments to Watch
Automakers continue to innovate battery weight, energy density and more for electric vehicle (EV) charging speed.
Plating 101 (Part 1): What It Is and How It Works
In this blog, we look at how electroplating works with progressive stamped parts.
What Influences The Cost Of Metals For Progressive Stamping?
As with any commodity, metal prices are influenced by a number of factors: mining and production costs, supply chain factors, tariffs, and more. Here’s a quick look at what drives prices of the metals that go into stampings. Raw metals and the products made from them commonly originate as mined ores, like iron or copper,…
What does e-mobility mean for progressive die stamping? Here’s our perspective.
E-mobility and battery electric vehicles are a hot topic lately. According to a recent issue of Today’s eMobility, major automakers have announced or begun $11.6 billion in plant investments in 2020 to support electric vehicles (EVs). And then there’s GM’s recent announcement of their intention to eliminate tailpipe emissions from their new light-duty vehicles by…
What You Need to Know About Metals in Precision Stamping
Precision stampers use many types of metals, including aluminum alloys, brass alloys, copper, nickel, steel, stainless steel, silver, and bronze. How do you know which is the right material for each project?
Does It Work Online? Observations from a Standards Certification Audit in the Virtual Environment
If you think back to the beginning of this year, almost nothing is the same as it used to be. There are countless examples in manufacturing and industry alone. One we recently experienced is a facility audit. Initial certification and recertification audits are generally conducted by an independent auditor who visits the facility to review…
The 5G Network Brings Challenges for Designers and Precision Stampers
Applications for 5G network connections and the resulting changes for design and precision stamping of parts like EMI shields, antennas, heat sinks, etc.
The Basics of EMC Testing for Electronic Devices
Electromagnetic and radio frequency interference shielding is concerned with the “noise” and electromagnetic emissions from signals and currents inside electronic devices. Electronic devices can impact how nearby devices function and they can be susceptible to emissions from other neighboring devices. The effects of interference range from annoying (e.g. static on the radio) to life-threatening (e.g….