Stamping Engineering

The D&H engineering team provides the foundation for our vast manufacturing capabilities. They are responsible for quoting, part and process evaluation, product development and launch, product validation, and continuous manufacturing process improvements.

Product Evaluation Stage

  • Our engineers are experts at reviewing new and transfer stamping projects for Design for Manufacturing (DFM).
  • We offer reverse engineering of existing parts without drawings or specifications.
  • Our engineers evaluate our various metal forming processes and stamping techniques to ensure cost-effective solutions that meet our customers’ requirements.

Product Development and Launch

  • Engineering follows a strictly structured process for new product and tool transfers.
  • We construct project scopes to ensure goals are set and achievable.
  • Our engineers and tool designers work together to develop the required tool and die surfaces that form and shape metal into high-strength stamped parts.
  • They conduct milestone monitoring from the design phase to stamping production with customer communication throughout every step.

Product Validation

  • Parts are scanned with our Faro Arm and compared to the part model, then inspected on the CMM with dimensional results used to evaluate tooling and process.
  • Engineering may develop validation tests to verify performance requirements – We internally manage the testing processes and required equipment.

Certifications and Capabilities

  • ISO 9001:2015 Certified QMS and Quality Inspection
  • Types of stamping processes: heavy gauge, deep draw, and progressive die stamping
  • Short run to high-volume production with hydraulic and mechanical stamping presses
  • 32-ton to 2,000-ton die press stamping machine range
  • Raw material converting of cold-rolled steel, stainless steel, draw quality steel, sheet metal, brass, aluminum (3003, 5005, 6061, 7075), copper, galvanized, exotics (Haynes HR-235, Inconel, titanium), and other high-strength materials.
  • Markets served: aerospace, defense, electrical, electronics, energy, heavy equipment, industrial, transportation, and automotive industries.
  • Develop solutions that provide the cost-saving benefits of metal stamping compared to forged parts and other manufacturing methods.
  • An extensive network of subcontractors and material suppliers experienced in the industry standards - Nadcap Accredited

Design for Manufacturing

D&H Industries has a select group of engineers, tool designers, tool makers, and setup personnel who evaluate new and transfer projects for Design for Manufacturing opportunities. The goal of this team is to create a process to produce products more efficiently and at a lower cost while maintaining part performance requirements.

Our DFM Procedure is to breakdown the product into segments:
  • Design
  • Material
  • Process
  • Part Function
  • Testing

Ultimately, Design for Manufacturing (DFM) at D&H Industries involves collaboration across many departments to account for all potential issues and ensure successful outcomes of stamped metal sheets and final parts.

Testing and Validation

D&H Industries performs engineering validation tests on prototypes and initial production tool parts to ensure compliance with design goals, performance, and other requirements. Once completed, a process validation takes place to verify that the whole production process meets all safety, quality, and efficiency objectives.

Our engineering and quality department develops, performs, evaluates, and approves validation testing. The engineers are responsible for designing and leading the construction of the required equipment. We maintain a proven procedure of testing and validating all new part launches and tool transfers.

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Contact D&H Industries today for more information on our metal stamping services or request a quote!