Frontier Metal Stamping Blog

Within the pages of our metal fabrication blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to metal fabrication, stamping, design, prototyping, and metal tooling services.

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4 reasons why metal is the best choice for playground equipment

There are so many reasons why metal is the best choice for manufacturing playground equipment: It’s so easy to customize that an enormous array of shapes can be created using various metal fabrication and stamping techniques. From the frame of a swing set to the curvature of a slide or the base of a roundabout,…
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Metal fabrication processes that require experts

Metal fabricators undertake various processes to turn raw metals into machine components. Do you require a metallic structure? You will need the services of expert metal fabricators; some common metal fabrication processes include… Sheering Sheering involves cutting long sheet metals using metal cutting machines. Stamping Metal fabricators use a stamping process to raise metal parts…
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3 Mistakes to avoid in metal fabrication

The success of your metal fabrication project is critical to your manufacturing business. Here are three mistakes to avoid in metal fabrication. Going for the cheapest quotes Unless the company with the cheapest quote on your list can also give you quality, avoid working with a metal fabrication company solely based on the cost savings.…
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Appreciating the benefits of prototyping reviews

Gathering die makers and operators, together with experienced engineers, for a prototyping review means that with your design team every detail of the specific part you require can be analyzed and understood. The results are often that minor changes are understood and actioned, thus enhancing the overall build process. Importantly, this can lead to efficiencies…
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Save time with progressive die stamping

When you opt for progressive die stamping in industrial metal fabrication, you can save time and money. The turnaround time is reduced when there are fewer steps to cover during the full stamping process. Progressive die stamping is especially advisable when you have a high-volume job. The process utilizes a coil of thin, flat metal…
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How does ISO set standards?

It’s a given that, when you see the term ISO referring to quality standards, you can feel confident in the product. But, have you ever wondered what ISO is all about? Well, it stands for International Organization for Standardization. It’s non-governmental and has 146 individual national standards bodies as members. This has risen from the…
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What is coining?

Coining is used in the finishing stages of the manufacturing process. It adds very fine details to the surface of a piece of metal. Because of the intricacy involved, it is performed in the cold. There is also no lubrication required because it is possible that this could hinder the design if the punch slipped.…
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A commitment to enduring quality

When you order a precision metal stamping product from a metal fabrication team, that’s exactly the attitude you’d expect as they work to craft your finished product. Once your tool has been built and run to the original revision level, you should expect it to always perform in just that way. If some future maintenance…
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Don’t cut corners on your sheet metal fabrication

If you rely on metal fabrication in your business, you understand how important it is to use a high-quality provider for all of your projects. Relying on a lower quality product will likely cause you additional costs, stress, and headaches down the road. Why not do things right the first time and avoid the hassle?…
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What are Stamping Dies and How Are They Made?

Stamping dies are used in metal stamping machines to quickly cut sheet metal into desired shapes. Although the term sounds grim, stamping dies are a godsend in the sheet metal fabrication process. How are stamping dies made? The stamping die manufacturing process is a three-step process: CAD — short for computer-aided design — software is…
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