What is stamping?
A stamping press (also known as pressing) is the process of placing flat sheet metal either in blank or coil form in a stamping media where a surface of tool and die forms the metal into a net shape. The stamping process includes various sheet forming manufacturing processes such as punching using machine press or stamping press, blanking, embossing, bending, flanging and coiling. This can be a single-stage operation, in which each stroke of the printing press produces the desired shape on the sheet metal part, or it can be achieved through a series of stages. Although the process is usually done on sheet metal, it can also be used on other materials such as polystyrene. The progressive dies are commonly fed from a steel coil, a coil coil coil for winding to a straightener to level the coil, and then to a feeder that moves the material forward in the press and dies at a predetermined feed length. The number of stations in the die can be determined based on the complexity of the part.