When it comes to manufacturing a high-level stamping assembly, a tier manufacturer or Original Equipment Manufacturer will need to find a stamping supplier whom can streamline stamped metal assemblies in a single facility and save time, resources and money. That’s why manufacturers rely on Wiegel. By optimizing your sourcing process for stamped parts, we provide you with a finished and assembled part, ready for shipping and production.
Process Optimization Impact
The driving factor behind outsourcing the stamping of metal parts is, of course, the cost savings. Typically, outsourcing this process costs noticeably less than manufacturing in-house. These savings are realized by reducing labor costs, overhead maintenance costs, distractions and redundancy costs.
Buying all of those individual parts takes hours away from the purchasing department or material handling, and once all of the parts arrive — likely not all at the same time — you must have somewhere to store them. Once the pieces are stored, personnel must make sure all of the correct parts get to the production line at the right time.
Another reason manufacturers should outsource the metal stamping process is expertise and timing. An OEM or tier manufacturer may not have enough trained workers to manufacture every single component of its finished product. Hiring workers who understand stamping, machining, and assembly is difficult. Ensuring there’s enough work to keep them busy long term is another challenge.
The Wiegel Advantage
Wiegel offers industrial metal stamping assembly of custom metal stamped parts. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of stamped metal components, our assembly services can help improve your organization on many levels.
- Improve product quality
- Reduce costs
- Consolidate suppliers
- More effective inventory management
- Lower consumable usage
- Boost efficiency and productivity
- Decrease lost time
From high volume production to prototype creation, our highly trained design teams can build complex progressive tooling capable of joining components together during the stamping production process. We offer innovative in-die assembly and semi-automated assembly processes to reduce total production time. Our expert team can design stamping assemblies to join multiple stamped parts together or to join with hardware, plastic or insert components. Mating assembly components include plastic pieces, metal inserts, and insert hardware components such as fasteners, screw machine parts, pemserts, bushings, nuts and studs.
Streamline The Assembly Process
When you need to fill orders but don’t have the workforce to do so, or you want to streamline the assembly process, Wiegel is here to meet your stamped metal part assembly needs. We’re a trusted manufacturing partner equipped with a skilled workforce that’s ready to design, stamp and assemble your finished requirement. No matter what part of the metal stamping manufacturing process you need performed for your assembly application, Wiegel will meet your application needs and maintain the critical dimensions specified. Our team can transform a rough sketch or scale drawing into a design, design, and produce the tooling for production, engineer a custom production process and select the right technology for your program to produce high-quality finished stamping assemblies at high-volume.
Metal Stamping Design Features
Wiegel offers a range of stamping design features to meet your unique requirement. Stamping design features include:
- Compliant Pin (eye of the needle)
- Countersunk Holes
- Critical Dimensions
- EB Welded
- IDC Slots
- Injection Molded
- Insert Molded
- Multiple Stamping
- Powder Coated
- Precious Metal Plated
- Shape Critical
- Strain Relief
- Surface Critical
- Surface Mounted
- Tip Coin
- Tox Lock
- Tuning Forks
To complete finished production parts, we offer final post-production process operations prior to product packaging and delivery. Examples of post-manufacturing operations we provide include:
- Heat Treatment
- Post-Plating (pre-plating option also available)
- Surface Coating
- Post-Hardware Installation (in-die hardware assembly can also be performed)
Metal Stamping Materials
Although each metal has its own blend of mechanical, chemical and surface properties, our knowledgeable engineering and production teams have decades of experience and can achieve optimum results from a variety of metals. Our team develops the right tooling techniques to ensure the unique properties of any metal are yielding exactly what our customers require for their metal stampings. Material types we commonly work with include:
- Phosphor Bronze
- Beryllium Copper
- Stainless Steel
- Carbon Steel
- Galvanized Steel
Plating Material Finishes
We offer a range of pre- and post-plating options for metal stamping assemblies to allow for corrosion protection, electrical conduction, decorative use, wear resistance, coloring, bonding, and lubricity. You can choose between overall plating, select plating, or spot plating application. Metal stampings can be reel-to-reel plated, barrel plated, rack plated, vibratory plated, or selective-loose-piece plated. Plating material finishes include:
Surface Coating Applications
Stampings may require a surface coating for dielectric insulation, application environment protection, heat and extreme temperature protection, abrasion protection and corrosion protection in various electrical applications. Coatings can be applied through a fluidized bed dip process, electrostatic fluidized bed dip process and electrostatic spray process, among other application methods. Wiegel produces metal stampings with an assortment of coating applications to meet your needs. Some examples of surface coatings include:
- Epoxy Powder Coating
- Nylon Powder Coating
- PVC Powder Coating
- Polyethylene Powder Coating
- Polyurethane Powder Coating
- Polyester Powder Coating
- Vinyl Powder Coating
- Vinyl Plastisol Liquid Coating
Stamping Assembly Processes
Wiegel offers complete stamping and product assembly. With all manufacturing processes under one roof, we provide a cost-effective finished product with particular attention to quality, production deadlines, and the feasibility of end-use. Examples of assembly processes we provide include:
- Automated In-Die Assembly
- Automated Robotic Assembly
- Secondary Semi-Automated Assembly
- Hardware Insertion
STAMPING ASSEMBLY HARDWARE AND PART INSTALLATIONS
For assembled applications, parts may require joining of metal hardware, plastic parts or metal inserts. Examples of assembly hardware and part installations are:
- Plastic Pieces
- Metal Inserts
- Screw Machine Parts
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.
Since 1941, we’ve continued to expand our service offering by taking on new capabilities with our industries top-performing technology and equipment. This ensures production runs most efficiently and parts are 100% quality assured. From engineering and design through stamping production, we offer a full suite of metal stamping, metal forming, tooling and assembly services to allow OEM and tier manufacturers the ability to reduce and streamline their supply base. We are fully equipped and highly qualified to meet the special product requirements of multi-million-part stamping production programs.
Other Production Parts
Wiegel produces a variety of precision metal stampings made from copper, precious metal and ferrous metals. We produce stamping components such as busbars, brackets, electronic shielding components, lead frames, press-fit pins, terminals, wire and cable connectors, assemblies and more. We specialize in the manufacturing of both precision electrical connectors and non-electrical parts that are used in our world’s most demanded consumer products and essentials.
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