Progressive Die Presses
Progressive Die Stamping Technology
Trans-Matic’s progressive die presses range in tonnage from 45-500 tons. While Trans-Matic creates the majority of parts with transfer presses, we use progressive die stamping to craft components with low diameter-to-length ratios.
Our progressive die stamping process utilizes state of the art press technology to maximize efficiency. Whether we produce your part with a transfer press or a progressive die press, we’ll ensure you receive the highest quality stamped parts.
How Progressive Die Presses Work
In progressive die stamping, the press uses an automatic feeding system to push a strip of metal through each stamping station.
Each station performs one or more operations throughout the part-production process. Then the final station serves as a cutoff operation, which separates the finished part from the carrying web. The carrying web, along with metal punched away in previous operations, becomes scrap. With each stroke/cycle of the press, one or more completed parts get cut off and removed from the die.
To begin the process, we place the progressive stamping die into a mechanical or servo driven stamping press. As the press cycles, the top die moves up, which allows the material to feed through the die. When the top die moves back down, the die closes and performs the stamping operation.
As the part advances to additional stations in the press, our quality assurance procedures ensure the strip aligns with the tooling within a few thousandths of an inch. Bullet shaped “pilots” enter previously pierced round holes in the strip to guarantee maintained alignment.
Progressive die presses come in many sizes from renowned press manufacturers such as Aida, Blow, Bruderer, Chin Fong, Danley, Komatsu, Minster, Schuler, Mueller Weingarten, Seyi, Stamtec, Sutherland and Verson.