If you need metal Stamping Parts in your application, there are two methods-cold metal stamping and hot metal stamping. Which part you will use depends on the type of part you are forming and the needs to construct the part. What are hot stamping and cold stamping, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of both?
What is hot stamping?
In hot metal stamping, we heat the billets until they can deform. They are then shaped into a suitable shape using a special mold and quickly cooled to lock them into the desired shape.
What are the advantages of hot stamping?
Hot stamping enables you to press complex parts with high strength, so you can create tables in a single light part without having to weld thicker, heavier parts together. This ability to make lightweight parts makes hot stamping very suitable for things like car frames.
What are the disadvantages of hot stamping?
Hot stamping is often a more expensive process than cold stamping. In addition, once a part is formed by hot stamping, it cannot be modified. You also cannot use hot stamping on all metals. In fact, boron steel must be used for hot stamping, which increases its cost.
What is cold stamping?
In cold stamping, we use high pressure to shape the metal sheet into the desired shape. Because pressure is the only way to form a new shape, not a heating method, thicker pieces of metal are usually needed so that you can apply more pressure.
What are the advantages of cold stamping?
Cold stamping is faster than hot stamping. In addition, if you need to retrofit parts or perform processes such as drawing or flanging, you must use cold stamping. In addition, you have the flexibility to cold stamp a variety of metals, while hot stamping is limited to boron steel.
What are the disadvantages of cold embossing?
In cold stamping, you may spring back, causing parts to warp. Due to its high tensile strength and stress resistance, this does not happen in hot stamping. Also, you can't make lightweight, complex parts as easily as hot stamping.