Precision Metal Stamping for all your needs

With a broad range of metal stamping capabilities, our experienced team of engineers and technicians have the expertise to handle complex metal stamping projects with precision and accuracy.

Our Metal Stamping Capabilities

Our custom metal stamping service uses a combination of high-speed presses and progressive dies to provide the most cost-effective solution for high volume manufacturing. 

Our team of experienced engineers can design and produce progressive dies with tight tolerances to meet your specific needs.

Fourslide stamping allows us to manufacture intricate shapes and forms while minimizing material waste, reducing costs for our clients.

Deep draw stamping is ideal for producing complex geometries, and our capabilities allow us to achieve precise and repeatable results.

History of Metal Stamping

Metal stamping has a rich history dating back to ancient times, when coins and decorative items were made by striking metal against a hard surface. With the advent of the Industrial Revolution, metal stamping evolved into a highly efficient manufacturing process that enabled the production of large quantities of precise metal components. Today, metal stamping technology has advanced significantly, with the use of computer-aided design and advanced materials enabling even greater precision and flexibility in the production process.

At Chengli Hardware, we combine this modern technology with skilled craftsmanship to provide our clients with high-quality custom metal stamping services.

What is Metal Stamping?

Metal stamping is a manufacturing process that involves cutting, shaping, and forming metal sheets or strips into desired shapes and sizes using a variety of specialized tools and machines. The process typically involves the use of dies, which are precision tools that are designed to cut and shape metal into specific shapes and sizes.

Metal stamping is a cost-effective way to produce large quantities of parts quickly and accurately, making it an essential process in modern manufacturing.

Advantages of Metal Stamping

  • Efficient production: Metal stamping service uses high-speed presses and progressive dies to achieve high production efficiency and produce large quantities of parts quickly.
  • High precision: Using digital control systems and advanced production processes ensures product accuracy and stable quality.
  • Cost-effective: Compared to traditional processing methods, Metal stamping service has lower production costs, saving time and labor costs.
  • Versatility: Capable of processing parts of various materials and shapes to meet different customer needs.

Challenges of Metal Stamping

  • Material limitations: Metal stamping is limited to materials with good ductility, which limits the range of materials that can be used.
  • High upfront tooling costs: The cost of tooling can be high, making it a less attractive option for smaller production runs.
  • Design limitations: it requires specific designs to be successful, which can limit the creativity and flexibility of the design process.
  • Production limitations: Metal stamping may not be ideal for producing small, intricate parts or parts with complex geometries.
  • Environmental concerns: The process can produce waste and emissions that may have negative impacts on the environment if not properly managed

Types of Metal Stamping

Metal stamping can take on many different forms, depending on the requirements of the specific project.Chengli offers  progressive die, fourslide, deep drawing and others. Our experts can match your project with the appropriate stamping by reviewing your uploaded 3D model and technical drawings. 

  • Progressive Die Stamping  is a highly automated and efficient process that creates metal components with complex shapes. The process involves feeding a metal strip through a series of dies that progressively shape and cut the strip into the final product,which is ideal for high-volume production runs.
  • Fourslide stamping also known as multislide stamping, is a versatile process that produces intricate shapes and forms using four or more slides. The slides work in tandem to shape the metal strip and produce a finished part in a single operation, reducing cycle time and improving efficiency.
  • Deep drawing stamping creates stampings with deep cavities, such as enclosed rectangles or cylinders. It involves pulling a blank of metal into a die cavity and compressing it into a more crystalline form, resulting in rigid and durable pieces.
  • Hydroformin uses high-pressure hydraulic fluid to shape metal components into complex geometries. It can produce seamless parts with high strength and excellent surface finishes, making it ideal for automotive and aerospace applications.
  • Blanking involves the cutting of metal sheets into specific shapes and sizes. It’s a simple and cost-effective process used to produce flat components, such as washers, spacers, and brackets.
  • Coining,also known as precision stamping, is a process used to create highly precise parts, such as gears or bearings. The process involves compressing a blank of metal between two dies to achieve the desired shape and size.
  • Punching involves the creation of holes or shapes in metal sheets using a punch and die. It’s commonly used to create mounting holes, brackets.
  • Embossing creates raised or recessed designs on metal sheets, giving them a textured or decorative appearance. It’s often used for decorative purposes or to add branding to products.
  • Bending involves the shaping of metal sheets into a desired shape or angle. It’s commonly used to create brackets, frames, and other structural components.
  • Piercing involves the creation of holes or slots in metal sheets,which is suitable to create ventilation holes or to facilitate assembly of multiple components.

  • Curling involves the shaping of metal edges to create a rounded or curled shape.

How does Metal Stamping Work?

Metal stamping is the process of feeding sheet metal into a stamping machine and shaping it through a die,or a tool to make the desired part. The machine applies high pressure to the metal sheet to press it into a mold that shapes the metal into the desired shape. Once the part is formed, it is ejected from the mold. Used in a variety of applications including stamping and bending, metal stamping is a highly repeatable and efficient way to produce large numbers of parts.

Chengli Hardware has the capability to produce parts in quantities of 250 to 250,000 and with the latest equipment in our fabrication shop, we can produce components in all shapes, sizes, and forms.

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Metal Stamping Size & tolerances

The dimensional tolerances for stamped parts are related to their size, thickness, and precision level.

Feature Description
Maximum Material Thickness 0.005” - 0.250” typical. We accommodate thicker or thinner gauges upon request.
Lead time It will take us 20 days to make the toolings, and the mass production time is 15-25days
Hole diameter +/-0.005
Bend Radius +/-0.010
Outer dimensions +/-0.005
Cut features to bend +/-0.010
Angles +/-2 degree

Metal Stamping Materials

Chengli Hardware works with a variety of materials, including stainless steel, aluminum, brass,steel, copper ,and plastic with material thicknesses 0.1-10mm, to provide customized solutions for your unique application. 

Aluminum 1060

Aluminum 1100

Aluminum 2024

Aluminum 3003

Aluminum 5052

Aluminum 5083

Aluminum 6061

Aluminum 6063

Aluminum 7075

Learn more about aluminum precision stamping.

Stainless steel 301

Stainless steel 304

Stainless steel 316

Stainless steel 321

Stainless steel 17-4PH

Stainless steel 409

Stainless steel 420

Stainless steel 430

Learn more about stainless steel precision stamping.

Hot Rolled Steel :1006, 1008, 1010

Cold Rolled Steel:SAE1050, SAE1070, SAE1065, 65MN

4130 Steel

Galvanized Steel

Learn more about steel precision stamping.

Phosphor Bronze

Learn more about bronze precision stamping.



Nylon 6/6

G-10 FR4

Metal Stamping Finish

We offer a variety of organic coating solutions to meet our customers’ special requirements.

If you do not see the material finish combination you are looking for, please fill the quote sheet, and our experts will help you.

The metal stamping parts are typically deburred and cleaned, with a surface finish that is smooth but not polished or textured.It is characterized by visible tool marks, scratches.

Polishing can improve aesthetics and reduce surface roughness using a buffing or abrasive process.The surface rougness could reach to Ra0.8μm ,even Ra0.4μm.

A process where the surface of the metal is roughened or textured by blasting it with abrasive particles or media, such as sand or glass beads.This can help with grip or visual appeal.

Anodizing is a surface finishing process that produces a protective oxide layer on the surface of aluminum parts.

Type II( MIL-A-8625 Type II), provides corrosion resistance and can be done in different colors, such as clear, black, red, and gold.

On the other hand, Type III anodizing, also known as MIL-A-8625 Type III “hardcoat,” is thicker than Type II and creates a wear-resistant layer in addition to corrosion resistance.

Alodine is a chemical process, used to create a protective layer on the surface of the metal stamping parts, improving corrosion resistance and bonding capabilities.

This involves the surface of the metal stamping parts is brushed with an abrasive material, creating a textured or satin-like finish.

 A layer of chromium is electroplated onto the surface of the metal stamping parts, creating a highly reflective and corrosion-resistant finish.

Passivation is a chemical process that removes surface contaminants and creates a passive layer on the surface of the metal part, protecting it from corrosion.

Electrophoresis coating, also named E-coating, is an electrocoating process where the metal is immersed in a bath of paint particles and an electric current is applied to create an even coating. Normally the color is black.

Phosphate Plated is a chemical and electrochemical reaction to form a phosphate chemical conversion film. This process is normally applied to steel materals.

 Carburizing is a heat treatment process that introduces carbon into the surface layer of the metal to improve hardness and wear resistance.

A layer of zinc is electroplated onto the surface of the metal stamping parts, providing corrosion resistance and an attractive finish. We could supply white,blue,yellow,green colors.

Nickel electroplating is commonly used to improve the corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and surface finish of metal parts.

Nickel electroless plating is a chemical process that deposits a layer of nickel onto the surface of the metal part, creating a uniform and corrosion-resistant finish.

Powder coating is electrostatically applied to the metal stamping parts, which are then baked in an oven to create a durable and attractive finish. A wide variety of colors are available to create the desired aesthetic.

Liquid paint is applied to the surface of the metal stamping parts, providing an attractive finish but typically less durability than powder coating.

This involves the application of a layer of tin to the surface of the metal for improved corrosion resistance and solderability

Black oxide is a chemical process that creates a dark, corrosion-resistant finish on the surface of the metal part.

PVD is an industrial manufacturing process, i.e., vacuum coating, that gives products a beautiful metallic texture and excellent performance. It applies for metal and plastic material, a kind of expensive finishing process.Gold Plating provides good corrosion and tarnish resistance with excellent solderability

Gold Plating provides good corrosion and tarnish resistance with excellent solderability. Normally the thickness is 0.00002″ – 0.00005″.

Silk printing, also known as screen printing or serigraphy, is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil.

Metal Stamping design guidelines

There are many factors that will affect the cost and production process. Our engineers will support you to optimize your projects.

Different materials have varying properties that affect their suitability for stamping.During the production, the selection of materials is critical.  We should take into account the grade, thickness, size, and other specifications. Only by choosing reasonable plates can it be possible to make high-quality stamping workpieces.

The thickness of the material is an important factor that affects the stamping effect. Material that is too thin is prone to deformation or breakage, while material that is too thick increases processing difficulty and cost. When choosing the material thickness, it is necessary to consider the design of the stamped part and the required mechanical properties to ensure that the finished product has sufficient strength and rigidity.

The accuracy of metal stamping is divided into precision level and economic level. Choosing the appropriate accuracy is helpful for cost control.

The appropriate tolerance range depends on the specific application and the functional requirements of the stamped parts. Therefore, it is crucial to carefully consider the required tolerances.

Metal stamping machines have minimum bend radius requirements to ensure the material does not crack or break during the bending process. Generally, a bend radius that is equal to or greater than the material thickness is recommended to prevent cracking or breaking.

The groove should be large enough to allow the material to flow easily during the stamping process. Additionally, the shape of the groove should be carefully considered to avoid sharp corners or angles that could cause stress concentrations and lead to cracking or failure of the part.

To prevent bulging and deformation in metal stamping, it is important to design holes and slots with proper spacing. Ideally, the distance between holes and slots should be at least twice the material thickness

From Prototyping to Production

Chengli offers a wide variety of production volumes for precision metal stamping, including:


Chengli offers metal stamping prototyping services for customers who need to test the viability of their product designs before moving into production. This service is ideal for customers who need to quickly iterate and refine their product designs.

Low Volume

For metal stamping projects with quantities up to 10,000 units, Chengli offers low-volume production services. Such service is perfect for customers who need smaller metal stamping orders to bridge the development of a product between prototypes and mass manufacturing, or who are looking for customized products.

High Volume

We can accommodate high volume metal stamping projects with quantities in excess of 10,000 units. Our production facilities are equipped to handle high volume production runs with precision and efficiency, ensuring that our customers receive cost-effective solutions.

Short Run Stamping

Short run stamping is often used for prototyping or for fulfilling small orders,typically ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand units.It is commonly used in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and electronics.

Long Run Stamping

Long run stamping is used for high-volume manufacturing applications where consistent quality, high efficiency, and low cost per part are critical.It often requires specialized equipment, automated production processes, and strict quality control measures to ensure that each part meets the required specifications. 

Why Use Chengli's Metal Stamping Services?

Thanks to our highly efficient process, we provide quick, accurate tooling and unmatched short-run and long-run stamping. 

Cost Advantage

Our metal stamping services are cost-effective due to our advanced manufacturing processes, efficient production techniques, and experienced engineering team. We are committed to offering competitive pricing without sacrificing quality or delivery times.

Manufacturing Capabilities

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with a wide range of high-speed stamping presses and other advanced manufacturing equipment. We have the capability to produce complex parts with tight tolerances, and we offer a variety of secondary operations to complete your parts to your exact specifications.

Quality Assurance

We maintain rigorous quality control standards throughout our entire manufacturing process to ensure that every part we produce meets or exceeds customer requirements. Our quality management system is certified to ISO 9001:2015, and we utilize advanced inspection equipment and techniques to verify the accuracy and consistency of our products.

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Metal Stamping FAQ

Below you will find the answers to the most common questions we get about the metal stamping process. 

Metal stamping is a manufacturing process that uses a stamping press to transform flat sheet metal into finished parts

Metal stamping is often faster and more cost-effective than CNC machining or 3D printing for high-volume production. However, each process has its own advantages and limitations, and the best option will depend on the specific requirements of the project.

Yes, metal stamping can produce complex parts with multiple bends, forms, and angles.

The biggest thickness for stamping could reach 10mm. We could  handle multiple materials, including aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper, steel, bronze, titanium,even plastic.

  • Progressive Die Stamping : involves feeding a metal strip through a set of dies to create a finished part. The strip is moved through a series of stations where each station performs a specific operation on the metal until the final product is complete.
  • Transfer die stamping: the part is transferred between multiple dies to complete the stamping process. It is often used for parts with more complex geometries or for larger parts that can't be produced in a single stamping operation.
  • Fourslide Stamping:the machine uses four sliding tools to form the metal into the desired shape.
  • Fine Blanking:a type of metal stamping that produces parts with extremely tight tolerances and smooth edges. This process involves a specialized tool that uses three main components to achieve the desired result: a punch, a die, and a blank holder.

The maximum thickness of material that can be used in metal stamping depends on the specific capabilities of the stamping press, but is typically around 1/4 inch. If too thick, the cutting surface could not be smooth.

Metal stamping tooling can include dies, punches, blanking tools, and more.

Short run stamping is for smaller quantities of parts, typically up to 100,000 units, while long run stamping is for larger quantities, typically over 100,000 units.

The main difference between progressive and transfer stamping is the way the material is fed into the dies. In progressive stamping, the material is fed from a coil and moves through a series of dies to produce the final part. In transfer stamping, the material is fed from a blank and moves from one die to another until the final part is produced. Transfer stamping is often used for larger and more complex parts, while progressive stamping is more suitable for smaller and simpler parts.

Sure, if you have the tooling in hand in good condition, there is no need to make the new tooling. We will check if it could be used in our shop.

Metal Stamping Application

From prototyping to production, Chengli has been a leading manufacturer of precision metal stamping parts for a wide range of industries. 

Gallery of Metal Stamping Parts

                                                          We machine  low-volume and high-volume production orders for customers in multiple industries: aerospace,                                                                         automotive, defense, electronics, hardware startups, industrial automation, machinery, manufacturing, medical devices, oil & gas and robotics.

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