The process of steel blanking has gained popularity mainly because of its ability to manufacture quality parts while reducing waste and cutting costs. Simply put, stainless steel blanking involves feeding a coil sheet of metal into a press and die to create a flat, geometric shape known as a blank. The blanking punch is positioned on top of the metal coil and is then pressed down into the die opening, removing the desired shape from the stainless steel sheet.
Stainless steel is a popular material option for the blanking process due to its many benefits, including strength and durability, corrosion resistance, low maintenance, and more.
Strength and Durability
Stainless steel is a tough and highly durable material that maintains its strength even if it’s exposed to extreme weather or high and low temperatures. The durability of stainless steel also allows it to withstand all kinds of impacts. These properties mean that stainless steel blanks will last longer than those made with other types of metal.
One of the best and most popular stainless steel features is its corrosion resistance. The higher the chromium content, the more excellent the corrosion resistance is in stainless steel. This metal is especially ideal for applications exposed to alkaline or acid solutions.
Its strong resistance to corrosion, rust, water, stains, etc., makes it the perfect metal for any place where there might be weather extremes or exposure to chemicals. When the metal is manufactured, chromium is added, which fuses with oxygen to create a protective film over the steel. This film’s purpose is to repair itself when damaged, making it the best metal choice for corrosive environments.
Compared to other materials, products made from stainless steel are highly functional, yet they are easy to clean and very low maintenance. Most stainless steel components can be cleaned with a mild soap or detergent and warm water. Stainless steel is generally used in industrial and commercial kitchens and other industries where tidiness and maintenance are crucial factors.
Stainless Steel Blanking from Ohio Valley Manufacturing
The many benefits of stainless steel make it a very popular material choice for the blanking process. If you require quality components that offer ease of maintenance, corrosion resistance, and durability, look no further than stainless steel blanking.
At Ohio Valley, we offer various blanking production methods and have the necessary experience and equipment to deliver quality stainless steel blanks in small and large production runs. Whether you require initial prototyping prior to long term/high volume production, intricate designs, bulk orders, contract manufacturing, production, custom blanks, or more, we have the skills to meet your unique needs. We can produce circular blanks up to 72’’ in diameter and configured blanks up to 72’’ wide and 100’’ long. We also offer a range of secondary services such as deburring, trimming, stress relieving, assembly, and more.
To learn more about the benefits of stainless steel blanking, or to get started on your custom solution, contact the experts at Ohio Valley Manufacturing.