Deep Drawing Capabilities
Herfco offers custom manufacturing services from our state-of-the-art facility in Shirley, Massachusetts. We stamp deep-drawn parts from a broad range of materials and specialize in short runs of complex parts, though we can handle low or high volumes. Our highly experienced team also provides design support, and we design and fabricate tooling in-house to help control project costs. We have the right people and right equipment to provide innovative, competitively priced solutions for deep drawn parts.
What is Deep-Draw Stamping?
When a metal stamping design requires the depth of the part to be greater than the diameter, this is considered a deep draw. The deep drawing process offers an affordable method to create strong, lightweight, geometrically complex stamped metal parts.
Deep-draw stamping uses a hydraulic transfer press, wherein the workpiece is transferred between stations for different operations. Transfer press operations can be largely automated after initial setup and programming, which offers improved speed and accuracy to final parts. The first operation creates a metal blank from stock sheet metal, which is then formed through a series of subsequent draws and other processes using dies at other stations. As a cold forming process, deep drawing improves the strength of the final component.
Creating tooling and dies for deep draw stamping is more affordable than comparable processes, such as progressive die stamping, which makes the method ideal for lower-volume production. However, the rapid speed of deep-draw stamping makes it well-suited to long-term or high-volume production runs as well.
Deep-draw stamping is compatible with a broad range of metals, such as:
- Cold-rolled steel
- Stainless steel
Deep Draw Capabilities
At Herfco, we have three 4-cylinder hydraulic presses that allow us to conduct multiple operations simultaneously. With our state-of-the-art technology and experienced team, we offer faster turnarounds and lower prices than our competitors.
It’s best to conduct repeated short runs rather than one-off small orders due to the upfront cost of the tooling. We manufacture tooling in house, which also helps to control costs. We can handle low-volume production ranging from a single piece up to 100,000 pieces. Our average order is about 100 pieces. Our typical lead time is about two weeks for a brand new part, though lead times may vary. Lead times will be shorter on repeat runs.
We also offer full design and design assistance to help customers fully realize creative concepts for parts of any complexity and for use in any industry. We are committed to safety and dependability in every part we produce, so we integrate stringent quality control measures into every process. We use a variety of specialized tools and inspection devices, and all work is 100% guaranteed.
About Herfco, Inc.
At Herfco, Inc., we’ve developed a reputation for producing specialty parts of the highest quality. With our experienced technicians and state-of-the-art CNC deep-draw hydraulic presses, we offer cost-effective parts with excellent repeatability. We will work with customers to identify and address design flaws or solve any other manufacturability issues. We excel at overcoming manufacturing challenges and we’re ready to help.
To see how we can support your deep drawing project, please contact us today.