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Choosing a Metal Presswork Supplier

In manufacturing, it is often the minute details that are most important in ensuring the end product meets expectations and passes quality tests. If your products require extremely precise pressed metal components which you lack the technology, expertise or capacity to manufacture in house, finding a quality metal presswork supplier is an important task.

Here’s what you should be looking for from a quality precision metal pressings and stampings supplier:

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Skilled team

Behind quality metal presswork is a highly skilled team. When scoping out metal presswork suppliers, ensure that you are choosing a team that recruits carefully and takes training seriously in all aspects of presswork, combining expertise in traditional engineering skills with modern technology skills.

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Plant and capacity

Plant and capacity

When choosing a metal presswork specialist, perhaps the most important factor will be making sure they have the plant and capacity to take on your requirements. If you require large quantities of a certain product or multiple products at once, you must choose a supplier that has the capacity to do this, even when producing parts for other clients. By choosing a supplier with the capacity to produce large numbers of part numbers simultaneously, you are more likely to benefit from fast lead times.

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Materials

If you require components made from difficult to process metals, this must be taken into account. Birmingham based Brandauer are specialists in working with such materials, including 316, 304 and 301 Stainless Steels, Titanium and other non-ferrous metals.

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Tool transfer

Tool transfer

If demand for your products has increased, leaving you without the capacity to carry out all processes in house, you can choose a precision metal presswork supplier to take on this work. Choose an organisation with experience and expertise in tool transfer, sub-contracting and re-sourcing tools.

Accuracy to a microscopic level

For technical projects, requiring small parts, metal pressings must be produced to a high accuracy. Leading metal stampwork and presswork specialists, Brandauer have invested heavily in high speed press technology and ensure that components are produced to a tolerance of 20 microns. To put this into perspective, a human hair is around 50 microns thick and a sheet of newspaper is roughly 100 microns thick.

Brandauer are based in Birmingham, England, but provide precision presswork for customers throughout the world, based on their expertise and reputation. For more information on Brandauer’s capabilities and capacity, please visit brandauer.co.uk or call +44 (0)121 359 2822.