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:

  • Alloys
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Cold-rolled steel
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Molybdenum
  • Nickel
  • Silver
  • Stainless steel
  • Tungsten

Military & Defense Manufacturing at Herfco

Components used in military and defense applications must tolerate exposure to harsh environments and function reliability at critical moments. Part failure at any point during operation could put lives at stake. 

At Herfco, we use our deep drawing capabilities to manufacture electrical boxes and covers, first aid boxes and covers, and a variety of prototype components for our customers in the defense sector. With our advanced machinery and experienced team, we can customize solutions for virtually any military environment or use case. 

We offer full design and design assistance to help customers fully realize creative concepts. Because we are committed to safety and dependability in every part we produce, 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 military application, please contact us today.