A Guide to Blanking in Contract Manufacturing

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A Guide to Blanking in Contract Manufacturing Many startups and small product manufacturing businesses do not have the capital needed to construct and operate a production facility. In these situations, they often turn to contract manufacturers to make their products so they do not need to invest in their own factory. Below, we provide an […]

Benefits of Robotic Welding

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Benefits of Robotic Welding The welding process fuses two or more separate workpieces into a single piece using heat and pressure to create a strong joint as the weld cools and hardens. At Ohio Valley Manufacturing, we specialize in robotic welding, an automated process that produces reliable and repeatable welds. Typically faster and more accurate […]

How Does Progressive Die Stamping Compare to the Competition?

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Progressive Die Stamping vs. Other Common Metal Stamping Methods Progressive die stamping, compound die stamping, and transfer die stamping are the three most common metal stamping methods. With varying tolerance requirements, design elements, and production sizes required by each application, it is often the case that one of these metal stamping processes offers a superior […]

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Metal Stamping

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Metal Stamping Metal stamping processes facilitate the creation of a variety of customized components from metal sheets or bars. Machinery-driven dies cut and press materials into the desired shape quickly and efficiently, making the process ideal for high volume production runs. With the proper setup, multiple steps can be performed on each component. With metal […]


Blanking Process Overview

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Blanking Manufacturers use blanking to punch pieces in specific shapes from sheets or strips of raw material. The punched-out piece is called the “blank,” hence the term “blanking.” Blanking is most often performed with tools made from hardened steel or carbide, which work on metals like aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel, and even plastic. Blanking […]

Best Metals for Heavy Gauge Stamping

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Best Metals for Heavy Gauge Stamping Sheet metal sees use in a variety of industries and applications globally. In the automotive and aerospace industries, it oftentimes comprises automobile bodies and airplane wings; the medical sector depends on it for operating and examination tables; construction professionals use it day in and day out to constructive massive […]

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A Guide to Robotic Welding

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Advantages of Robotic Welding Robotic welding requires little to no human oversight, boosting the efficiency, accuracy, and safety of the welding process. Using this technique, specially programmed robots both hold the workpiece in place and perform the weld in either partially or fully automated processes. This differs from machine-assisted, or manual welding, which relies on […]

Demands on the Trucking Industry This Holiday Season: Outlook & Solutions

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The holidays are a busy time for everyone—especially for the trucking industry. Black Friday – and the ensuing holiday season shopping frenzy – leave the transportation industry moving extra freight from early fall through the end of the year and beyond. Heavier than usual traffic and a greater consumer demand for on-time delivery add to […]

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The Hyperloop: Transportation Mode of the Future

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Disrupting the Transportation Industry In today’s fast-paced, high-tech world, people are always looking for faster, more efficient ways to get from point A to point B. As technologies that were once limited to science fiction become part of our reality, the transportation industry continues to innovate. Tech entrepreneurs are ready to disrupt the transportation sector […]

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Ohio Valley Manufacturing Announces Facility Expansion

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The Ohio Valley Manufacturing team is excited to announce that we are expanding our corporate sector to better accommodate and serve our growing customer base. In addition to improving our overall capabilities, the upcoming expansion will help us to produce, store, and ship the increased production output. Equipment Additions Our 30,000 square foot expansion, which […]

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