EMI shielding components, also known as enclosures or housings, are designed to isolate electrical devices from their surroundings and minimize disruption from outside electromagnetic interruption. By utilizing conductive or magnetic materials, they block the field of electromagnetic energy in a given space.
From household appliances and security equipment to cell phones and mass transportation, electronic systems are critical to every aspect of modern society. There can be so much electromagnetic energy in a single environment, however, a signal emitted from one component or device can obstruct the performance of another.
Ensure your application’s electronic components or systems are safe from electromagnetic interference with high-quality shielding components from Wiegel. We are an industry-leading supplier of stamped metal parts and assemblies for use in a variety of industries. We specialize in the manufacture of shielding components designed to block outside electromagnetic energy sources for demanding applications.
ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE EXPLAINED
Electromagnetic interference, or EMI, is the interference caused by an electromagnetic disturbance affecting the performance of a device, transmission channel, or system. When the interference is in the radio frequency spectrum, this issue is also called radio frequency interference, or RFI.
EMI occurs when near devices emit signals. In a household environment, this might involve microwaves, cordless telephones, sensors, and Bluetooth speakers. Negative impacts of EMI include:
- Blocked signal
- Data loss
- Equipment failure
- Irreparable damage
Device failures caused by electromagnetic energy interference are on the rise due to the growing number of products that contain sensitive electronic components. The best way to safeguard items from EMI is with EMI shielding components produced by Wiegel.
YOUR EMI SHIELDING MANUFACTURING PARTNER
Wiegel specializes in the manufacture of high-quality, well-performing EMI shielding components for any application. 3D modeling and tooling simulation, sensor and inspection technology and the finest German tooling and metal stamping techniques enable us to produce high-quality, conforming parts repeatedly and at a competitive price. Our full range of services includes:
- Progressive die heavy stamping
- Progressive die high-speed stamping
- Tool and die design and manufacturing
- Rapid prototyping
- Assembly services
- Waterjet cutting
At Wiegel, the quality of the products leaving our facility is our highest priority. We conduct a feasibility review on the part to ensure manufacturability at the start of every program. A run-at-rate study is also implemented on the first run to ensure quality before large-scale production. This enables our quality and production management teams to monitor controls closely and ensure the job runs smoothly. Manufacturing continues once testing checks out, and the first batch of conforming parts is produced.
Our quality management system is comprised of sophisticated quality technology and controls, continuous improvement programs and a superior quality laboratory and quality management team. Throughout our production plant, we deploy in-line/off-line camera vision systems and sensor technology, in which we design and fabricate unique to every production program. Our vision system technology operates in coordination with our stamping production machinery to thoroughly inspect and identify part features and dimensions with automated camera imaging. This quality control process ensures every part produced with our stamping equipment always yields 100% quality and zero defects.
Improve your application with high-quality EMI shielded components from Wiegel. With a committed team, innovative equipment, and superior quality control, we can deliver a reliable product without delay.
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 the 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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