8 reasons you should you be thinking Deep Drawing for your next project
Cans, caps, casings, cannisters. These are the types of components which are front runners for deep drawn manufacture.
Here, we take a look at the benefits of the process...
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Cans, caps, casings, cannisters. These are the types of components which are front runners for deep drawn manufacture. Here, we take a look at the benefits of the process...
1. High Strength
Deep drawn components are strong. The process of drawing metal causes the structure of the material to alter and subsequently harden. The end result is a component which is stronger than the base metal itself.
Another big advantage of this hardening process, is that the end component can be lightweight as well as strong. This makes deep drawing a good choice for the manufacture of components going into the highly demanding automotive industry, where durability and minimal weight are key factors.
3. High Volume
Deep drawn components can be manufactured in high volume at high speeds, making the process ideal for large batches and long production runs.
4. Product Repeatability
Once the press and tool has been set and the job is running, parts can be manufactured with an extremely high level of consistency. This ensures the manufacture of components with repeatable quality across different batches.
Deep drawing is an excellent choice for the manufacture of cylindrical parts with challenging depth dimensions. If the desired size cannot be achieved after the first reduction, the component can be taken through a number of further stages to achieve the size required.
6. Seamless Process
Deep drawing a canister,produces acomponent with no seams.This has advantages where aesthetics are an important consideration or a component needs to be air-tight.
7. Material Options
Deep drawn components can be manufactured from a wide range of materials depending on the properties required and the final application. Popular choices include, mild steel, stainless, aluminium, copper and brass.
Efficient, high volume production means low cost parts. Add to this, minimal material waste and the lack of additional operations needed, and the process becomes extremely cost effective.