Metal Stampings for the Automotive Industry
Wiegel has set the bar for the metal stamping industry with our high value on quality and modern technology, allowing customers in the automotive industry to rely on us as their metal forming partner of choice for over 80 years. We are fully compliant to automotive standards as we’re certified to IATF 16949:2016 and known around the world for our exceptional quality management systems and mission of continuous improvement in our manufacturing operations. While our expertise and experience have been forged from a wide range of past projects, we’re eager to take on new challenges brought to us by our customers and their latest innovations.
Some of the automotive metal stampings we provide for our automotive customers include bus bars, terminals, lead frames, battery cable connectors, electrical contacts, inserts for plastic moldings, brackets, shields, clips, and press-fit pins. These components have extremely tight tolerances and strict requirements and are supplied to car, truck, sports vehicle, defense vehicle, and hybrid electric vehicle manufacturers for applications such as wire harnesses, batteries, motors, lights, engines, seating, alternators, control systems, steering wheels, security systems, fuel systems, brake systems, and more.
Wiegel serves OEM and tier automotive manufacturers with premier high-speed and heavy stamping services. We also offer engineering, prototyping, and tooling support to include all stamped automotive components functions in one stamping operation. Throughout our facility, we’ve employed highly technical and automated camera vision systems and sensors to monitor parts coming off the punch presses and established a reputation of 100% quality assured stamping production. Operations tracking is also implemented throughout Wiegel’s manufacturing facility. We use press monitoring controllers to measure OEE and quality performance to ensure production is always operating at high efficiency and meeting customer deadlines.
Our research and development team works diligently to select and acquire only the latest and greatest equipment and manufacturing technology for flawless production. We invest 3-5% of our revenue back into the business for equipment, facility and process improvements, and employee training. We understand our technology and our staff is what delivers superior product time and time again.
Additionally, Wiegel mass produces metal stampings for insert molded applications. A large part of our customer base is plastics processing professionals specializing in insert and injection molding. Insert and injection molding manufacturers require high precision and quality metal stampings in order to perform their specialized processes. We work directly with our insert and injection molding customers to supply the stampings they need for programs they’re working on with their manufacturing customers.
The high-precision full-spectrum metal stamping capabilities offered by Wiegel exceed our clients’ needs and empower their success. We leverage strengths in engineering and technology along with the best workforce to provide our customers with precision-crafted parts and extreme efficiency. We look forward to serving you with the same standards of excellence that have continuously brought our customers back for the past 80 years.
Our Production Parts
Wiegel produces a variety of precision metal stampings made from copper, precious metal and ferrous metals. We specialize in manufacturing of both precision electrical connectors and non-electrical parts that are used in our world’s most demanded consumer products and essentials.
Some examples of custom, precision metal stampings we’ve produced for our automotive manufacturing customers include:
- Compression Limiters
- Crush Bushings
- Engine Components
- Fuse Boxes
- Fuse Clips
- Heat Sinks
- Hose Clamps
- Lead Frames
- Lighting Components
- Press-fit Pins
- Rolled Bushings
- Seat Belt Buckle (Steel Tongue)
- Selective Plated Lead Frames
- Selective Plated Terminals
- Terminals, Contacts and Connectors
- Transmission Lead Frames
- Wire and Cable Connectors
- Phosphor Bronze
- Beryllium Copper
- Stainless Steel
- Carbon Steel
- Galvanized Steel
WIEGEL METAL STAMPING SERVICES FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY & AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS
We Prioritize customer satisfaction
At Wiegel, our utmost priority is customer satisfaction with the quality and integrity of our parts. In-die sensors, press monitoring systems, camera vision systems and a dedicated inspection team ensure parts leaving the production line exceed customer expectations.
The press monitoring system tracks production OEE and offers real-time data feedback reporting from every press on the shop floor. Data collected is used to drive efficiency and eliminate downtime so raw material is processed through machines quicker, parts are coming off the presses at accelerated speeds and parts are delivered and in the hands of our customers on time. As an advanced quality measure, multiple in-die sensors and in-line camera vision systems inspect critical dimensions of all running parts at high speed and high accuracy to eliminate error and ensure the consistent delivery of quality parts.
Wiegel invests in cutting-edge technology to drive process efficiencies and produce high-quality and cost-effective product. We operate progressive die metal stamping technology from Minster and Bruderer, the leaders in stamping automation technology and equipment. Our enhanced manufacturing equipment is capable of producing with more precision and accuracy and can achieve complex geometries and tighter tolerances. We also have a dedicated automation department that develops in-die sensor technology and camera vision systems used to incorporate quality assurance through all phases of stamping production. With a committed team, innovative equipment and superior quality control, Wiegel can provide progressive die high-speed stamping and heavy stamping services that turnaround reliable parts on-time and on-budget.
Wiegel is known for building partnerships through a “co-engineered” approach to collaboratively address design and manufacturing challenges alongside our customers. Together, with customer engineering and sourcing teams, we are routinely able to co-develop solutions and bring cost saving ideas to complex projects. It is our goal to optimize efficiency on every project by seamlessly bridging the workflow between the customer and Wiegel. Decades of experience has proven to us that the most cost-effective manufacturing strategies synergize the best engineering practices at both the customer and at Wiegel. We continually strive to be a premier service provider and invaluable resource to each customer by helping to drive efficiencies in all moving parts of a project.
With Zeiss CMMs, OGP smart scopes and dedicated sensor and camera vision system technology to monitor stamping parts in and off production lines, our customers know quality assurance is our number one priority. We are IATF and ISO certified and have a dedicated quality lab and inspection team responsible for maintaining quality control at the greatest extent.Learn More
Wiegel lives by the philosophy of embracing the latest technology. We have regular technology updates and new equipment acquisitions so we can always have the necessary tools to develop breakthrough techniques and processes and deliver quality parts.Learn More
Supply Chain Management
From the very bottom of the supply chain, we manage product material, metal stamping production, pre- and post- stamping operations as well as product handling, tactical scheduling, logistics and delivery. Wiegel helps manufacturing customers reduce their supply base by offering assistance in all phases of metal stamping production from early design concepts to tooling to production of finished stampings and assemblies. Customers can track projects with real-time updates and keep all teams aligned with project goals.Learn More
OTHER INDUSTRIES WE SERVE
It’s our mission to offer premier metal stamping and metal forming solutions to the most challenging and innovative engineering product designs. We combine advanced metal stamping production and tooling equipment, superior quality controls, seamless automation and production processes and a knowledgeable and experienced team to serve an array of market segments.