Using aluminum for a blanking project imbues many benefits into the end product. Its advantageous properties include:
Many industries depend on multi-cavity blanking to produce large quantities of identical parts both efficiently and affordably. Blanking refers to the process in which manufacturers insert strips or sheets of raw material into equipment that will punch out shaped components, or blanks, using the shearing force of tools composed of carbide or hardened steel. Multi-cavity blanking allows companies to produce more parts at one time.
Inferior equipment can generate burrs and cracks along the edges of blanks, but high-quality blanking tools can prevent such costly and time-consuming problems and keep post-processing to a minimum. At Ohio Valley Manufacturing Inc., our team has honed the multi-cavity blanking process for the greatest possible efficiency and accuracy, resulting in more economical use of materials and higher-quality products.
Using industry-leading equipment and a variety of material options, we provide large- and small-scale multi-cavity blanking services to heavy truck/trailer, automotive, agricultural equipment, lawn and garden product, and suspension parts manufacturers, among other industries. Read on to learn more about the different materials we use and how multi-cavity blanking from Ohio Valley Manufacturing can support your operations.
Aluminum Precision Blanking
Stainless Steel Precision Blanking
Like aluminum, stainless steel has its own unique advantages to offer blanked components. These include:
Hot Rolled Carbon Steel Blanking
An alloy of iron and carbon, carbon steel is available in low, medium, high, and ultra-high varieties, depending upon the amount of carbon in its material construction. This can be as much as 2.5%, by weight. Its benefits include:
Benefits of Blanking
Ohio Valley Manufacturing has the capability to rapidly configure our equipment for custom component specifications and continually feed materials into blanking machines. Once we set them up, material and machinery changes are typically unnecessary, enabling our team to complete even long production runs in less time. With our advanced technology and straightforward workflow, we are equipped to generate parts with multiple design geometries within a single process.
Multi-cavity blanking allows for part production on a greater scale, which also increases operation speed and output while maintaining control over accuracy for high-quality products with tight tolerances and minimal part-to-part variations. This also impacts material waste. Precision blanking minimizes the need to rework components and, given the recyclable nature of many blanking materials, they allow us to reuse primary metal stock wherever possible.
Capitalizing on blanking’s processing speed, repeatable accuracy, and material usage provides enormous benefits to industries reliant on high-volume fabrication. Without it, industrial sectors like aerospace, automotive, and household appliances would not be able to keep pace with demand.
Blanking at Ohio Valley Manufacturing
With extensive experience and capabilities in the precision blanking industry, our ISO 9001:2015-certified company can provide custom, intricate, or prototype blanks along with our contract manufacturing, production, and plant assist services. Our 150,000-sqft facility has the capacity to handle low- and high-volume production with eight blanking production methods.
Our multi-cavity blanking processes and highly experienced technicians are capable of working with carbon and aluminum or stainless steel for part thicknesses between 0.020″ and 0.625″. We can generate circular blanks with diameters up to 68″ and configured blanks up to 72″ x 100″.
We utilize blanking equipment ranging from punches and dies to sophisticated computer numerical control (CNC) machines. To set us apart from the competition, Ohio Valley Manufacturing uses larger equipment than is standard with additional tonnage to create molds with two to 10 cavities rather than just one. This allows us to produce more parts simultaneously and save our customers on high material costs.
Contact us today for accurate and efficient multi-cavity blanking services or to learn more about the Ohio Valley Manufacturing difference.