Heavy Gauge Stamping
Sheet metal heavy gauge stamping is a cost-effective way to produce a high volume of metal components for manufacturing, but the thickness of various sheet metals creates stamping capacity limitations for some manufacturers. Ohio Valley Manufacturing has the capacity to provide sheet metal stamping to accommodate heavy gauges.
Sheet metal comes in a broad range of thicknesses ranging from thin sheets, referred to as foils or leaves, up to much thicker plate steel or structural steel. The various gauges of sheet metal range from the thinnest 38-gauge (0.0063”/0.16 mm thick) foil to the thickest 7-gauge (0.5”/12.70 mm thick) plate steel. Steel above 25-gauge steel (0.020”/0.56 mm thick) is considered heavy gauge. Thicknesses in excess of 0.5 inches are above the gauge scale and measured in inches or millimeters of thickness.
Heavy Gauge Stamping
Metal stamping is the process of blanking or forming components from metal sheets. Typical metal stamping places between 30-600 tons of pressure on cutting dies in order to cut lighter gauge steel components.
When applying this process to heavier gauge steel, the tonnage capacities must increase to provide enough force to cut through thicker steel. This increased tonnage forms the distinction between the light and heavy steel stamping capacity.
Ohio Valley Manufacturing Stamping Services
At Ohio Valley Manufacturing, we provide heavy gauge steel stamping for a wide range of industrial applications and work with various materials, blanks, and forms to meet customer demand. We have the ability to produce products from circle blanks, formed stampings to surface mount pins, and transfer stampings. We specialize in compound, progressive, and blank-thru dies.
Our heavy gauge stamping capabilities utilize presses of up to 4,000-ton capacity with a 24-inch maximum press stroke. We have a 312” x 84” stamping bed, which accommodates stamping metals with thicknesses between 0.020-0.625”. Our press speeds allow for volumes between 12 and 25 cycles per minute.
Ohio Valley Manufacturing conducts metal stamping on the following materials:
- Carbon steel
- Stainless steel
There are a variety of industrial applications that benefit from the high-volume production capacity provided by our capabilities. Some of the most common applications include:
- Trucks, trailers and parts
- Agricultural implements and parts
- Military equipment
- Auto manufacturing and parts
In relation to our heavy gauge metal stamping services, we also perform a comprehensive range of value-added services in-house to provide one-stop solutions to our customers. These additional services include:
- Heat treating
- Stress relieving
- Robot welding
- Powder coating
Along with these services, we also offer design engineering and design consulting services.
Ohio Valley Manufacturing guarantees our clients a high level of production quality. Our facilities adhere to the stringent industry standards and specifications of ISO 9001:2015 and TS.
Heavy Gauge Stamping from Ohio Valley
Heavy gauge stamping requires a high level of expertise in the selection of the proper materials and material thicknesses to meet your needs. Ohio Valley Manufacturing’s engineers provide this expertise combined with the necessary equipment to accommodate a broad range of heavy gauge metal stamping projects. Our goal is to provide one-stop, solutions to our customers, backed by quality assurance and high-level customer service.
Our Praxis Software
Ohio Valley developed and implemented Praxis, a fully integrated ERP, MRP, and production workflow software package.
Designed by our team in-house, it utilizes an original product tracking structure for cradle-to-grave traceability.
Praxis provides real-time visibility for:
- quality control
- human resources
This system also features several core applications, such as AQP reporting, die reviews, maintenance schedules, and EDI processing.
Contact us for more information on how you can benefit from Ohio Valley Manufacturing heavy gauge metal stamping.
Specifications for Heavy Gauge Stamping
|Industry Focus||Heavy Truck|
Outdoor Power Equipment
|Press Range||250 tons to 4000 tons|
|Press Speed||12 up to 25 cycles/min|
|Maximum Press Stroke||24 in|
|Maximum Press Bed Length||312 in|
|Maximum Press Bed Width||84 in|
|Industry Standards||ISO 9001:2015||TS - Compliant|
|Production Capabilities||High Volume|
Mass Volume Parts
|Production Volume||High Volume|
Large Scale Production
| Specialty Production Shop|
Instrument Panel Parts
| Filter Components|
| Heat Treated|
|Additional Services Provided||Assembly|