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Metal Stamping

Overseas Manufacturing – The Danger to Workers

manufacturingNH Stamping recently received a brochure from an overseas manufacturing company “showcasing” their production floor and equipment. Unfortunately, the pamphlet did more harm than good. The images show workers in a dirty shop with equipment lacking safety guards, reaching into active machinery, welding with minimal face and eye protection, and the list goes on. Continue reading

Why Your Metal Stamping Service Should Offer Consulting

stamped part drawingThroughout our years of experience in the metal stamping industry, we have found that consulting has played a vital role in the long-term success of our clients and the parts we produce.

By taking advantage of our design assistance services, you can tap into our wealth of industry knowledge and engineering expertise. And by collaborating on the design and production of your stamped parts, they are of higher quality, last longer, and cost less.

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Progressive Stamping: An Overview

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What is Progressive Stamping?

One of the services performed at NH Stamping is Progressive Stamping. This is a process that unwinds material from a coil into a press with a custom die. The die has multiple stations which the metal passes through. As the material is fed through each station, the die will punch, bend, or stamp parts simultaneously. At the last station, the die cuts a finished part from the strip of material. These parts can undergo as many as 30 steps to produce the final product. 
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Chlorinated Paraffins Alternative – An Environmentally Friendly Lubricant

Metal StampingSince World War 2, Chlorinated Paraffins have been a big player in the stamping and machining industry. Used to provide lubrication for these operations, chlorinated paraffins are found everywhere. Over time however, we have learned that these paraffins are non-biodegradable, turn highly acidic in high temperature use, and pose an environmental risk. In the wake of new regulations and the need to find a less acidic and environmentally friendly solution, Steve Costain of NH Stamping partnered with International Chemical Company to find an alternative. Continue reading