Hamond Industries Ltd - the Slide Forming Specialists
Are you looking to reduce the cost of stamped metal parts? These days, who isn't?
Sometimes a problem with part cost is built into the design. Or sometimes, you're using the wrong stamping process to get the part made.
Slide forming is a manufacturing process for small to medium sized stamped and formed metal parts. Because the slide forming machines themselves are more sophisticated than regular stamping presses, the parts are manufactured more quickly, more accurately and there is less waste material. All of this results in a more economical part. As a bonus, complex shapes require less dedicated tooling, making the tooling faster and cheaper to manufacture.
Because the shapes manufactured can be more complicated, a single part designed (or redesigned) with slide forming in mind can replace several parts welded or screwed together into an assembly, reducing assembly, inventory, warehousing and downstream labour costs.
Complex shapes made by conventional stamping often waste considerable material in what's called a carrier strip. Slide formed parts rarely need a carrier strip, so material consumption is lowered. This is just one way where the right process will yield a better part price.
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