Progressive Die Metal Stampings

Progressive Stamping Technology

Progressive dies allow a stamper to produce a finished part (in most cases) off one tool by incorporating many operations within the same tool. These operations can include notching, punching, coining, forming, tapping, bending and even assembly in some cases.

An automatic feeding system pushes or pulls a strip of material from a coil through all the stations of a progressive die. The part is carried from station to station attached to a carrier strip. At each station the part is accurately positioned so that a particular feature may be added. In the final station, the finished part is cut away from the carrier strip. The web of material left and any punchings from previous stations become the scrap.

Progressive dies are put into power presses that move vertically. As the press goes up the top of the die goes up, and the material advances from one station to the next. Each station is spaced exactly (within fractions of a thousandth of an inch) the same distance apart and the feed is set and pilots are used to advance the material the exact same distance with each progression. Then the press comes down, the die closes, and each station performs the stamping operation. With each stroke a finished part comes off the end of the die.

The cost is determined primarily by the size of the part, number of features (punchings, bends, forms, etc) required, the difficulty of features required, and the accuracy (tolerances) required on the finished part. Generally the closer the tolerances needed, the more expensive the tool is.

Wide Range of Sizes

5 Ton to 110 Ton Presses Close Tolerance Stamping in all metal materials
  • Close Tolerance Parts
  • In House Design
  • In House Tooling, Utilizing Wire EDM
  • High Speed Presses
  • Carbide Tooling
  • Med. - Hi Volume Production Runs
  • SPC Data to Customer Requirements
  • Fixed Price Annual Contracts
  • Bar Coding

Sample Products Progressive Die Stamping

Louver made from Beryllium Copper

For Oil Exploration

Using over half a century of metal forming experience Volkert Precision Technologies, Inc. produced a progressive die copper stamped product for a customer in the oil exploration industry. The part shown below is for power tubes used in detecting ground oil.

Tin Coated Steel Cup

For Automotive

An international automotive customer requested steel outer field cups and Volkert Precision Technologies, Inc. produced the parts, using our progressive die stamping on tin coated steel. Our Queens Village, New York facility uses the latest control technologies ensuring high product quality. As a certified ISO 9001 manufacturer, our processes are standardized and guarantee precision and repeatability.

Intricate Cupro Nickel Stamping

For Aerospace Electronics

Volkert Precision Technologies, Inc. manufactured cupro nickel alloy side plates for an aerospace industry customer. The product shown below is used in commercial and military aircraft electronic relays. We applied progressive die stamping to cupro nickel alloy for the resulting side plates.

Our team used a 60-ton Minster press on cupro nickel alloy 715. The 0.020” thick alloy metal underwent progressive die stamping; producing side plates 1.400” long x 1.310” wide.

Bevel/Belleville Washers

For Telecommunications and Electronics

Double Bevel Washers and Belleville Compression Washers provided for the mounting of Caddock MP800 Series and MP900 Series TO-Style Power Resistors