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Danke Mold provides high-quality sheet metal manufacturing for prototype making and low volume production.
Sheet metal forming is one of the essential manufacturing for product development. It’s widely used for the internal structural parts, and the external cases.
There are many material options for sheet metal forming. The ones that we often used at Danke Mold include stainless steel, cold-rolled steel, aluminum, brass, copper and etc. The thickness of the material is often with standard series, for example, 0.8mm, 1.0mm, 1.2mm, 2.5mm and etc. The thickness will not be too thick, as it’s for sheet metal forming. Too thick, the material will not be suitable for bending.
Sheet metal forming includes a lot of sub-manufacturing processes. It includes laser cutting, wire cutting, bending, drawing, plugging and etc. At low volume production, laser cutting is the most cost-efficient manufacturing process for material blanking. We don’t have to create a stamping die, but just cutting directly. It’s also very accurate. Bending is also a specialty at low volume production. If for high-volume, a stamping die will be needed again. But with bending machining, we can bend the part with the angle we tune. Anyway, it can not be efficient as with a stamping die. But for prototyping and low-volume production, it will be very flexible for our customer to saving time and cost at product development. Plugging is very often to be used. If the sheet metal part is a structural component, the plug often used for assembly with the PCB board, or other internal components.
Sheet metal forming part often involve different post processes. For example, powder coating, painting, silk screen printing, chrome and etc. They are for the protection of the parts, functional indication, or have the parts be more cosmetic.
Danke Mold provides sheet metal forming as a one-stop manufacturing process for our customers. Mostly the product development may include sheet metal part and sheet metal parts. Danke Mold can help the plastic parts with vacuum casting or plastic injection molding, while for the metal parts, we can help with sheet metal forming. At Danke Mold, quality is always our first priority.