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6 Top Considerations for Choosing a Precision Metal Stamping Supplier

Vetting Your Supplier—an Interview Checklist for the Buyer

Quality. Delivery. Price. Three basic things every buyer wants to be promised. But what assurance does a buyer have that those commitments will be met, time and time again, over the length of the program?

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Customer Benefits of Advanced Quality Planning in Precision Metal Stamping

AQP in Action within the Entire Organization

We often think the words “process” and “nimble” are mutually exclusive—especially when we think of launching a product in the precision metal stamping (or any manufacturing or production) environment. What comes to mind when we hear that something is in “process” involves a slow, encumbered, multi-layered mire of circumstance. Nimble, on the other hand, denotes quickness and agility that offers responsive, definitive solutions. What if you could have both?

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A Deep Draw Stamping Troubleshooting Case Study

Building New Relationships to Support Existing Ones

One of the benefits of having longevity in any business resides in the reliable, trusting relationships that are formed over the years. These relationships exist externally—with loyal customers, and internally—with dedicated, expert staff members.

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An Effective Metal Stamping Company Culture

Why I Love Selling for Larson Tool & Stamping Company

Metal Stamping Company Culture Series: Part 3 of 3

I wanted to write this blog series. (I don’t get any extra perks or money for it!) I am an independent manufacturer's representative and have been doing this for 21 years, though I’ve been in sales much longer. I work for five different custom manufacturers and sell custom components to OEM specifications. Most of the customers I work with are looking for “form, fit, and function—making the part to the drawing.”

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Customer Service Standards and Your Metal Stamping Supplier


Insightful Supporting Stats

Metal Stamping Company Culture Series: Part 2 of 3

In Part 1 of this series, we spoke of the importance of collaborative communication being at the heart of a metal stamping supplier’s company culture. The top three elements of that are:

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Top 3 Characteristics of a Collaborative Metal Stamping Partner

Your Tool and Stamping Company Should Have this Culture

Metal Stamping Company Culture Series: Part 1 of 3

Your parts are the sum of your whole—literally. They are what makes your business, well, a business. You’ve worked hard to design parts that help your company grow and thrive. When you hand off your product designs to a metal stamping company, you have strict expectations that you need met.

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Precision Metal Stamping and Deep Draw Design Tips

How to Optimize the Design of Your Parts

Precision Metal Stamping can provide components that feature strength, durability, wear resistance, stability, and good conductive properties. It is also an economical way to produce high volumes of parts with consistent quality. The stamping process yields some elements that can be used to your advantage if incorporated into your design. Understanding how the process works and what to expect is key to optimizing these features.

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Precision Metal Stamping and the Entrepreneurial Edge

Larson Tool Helps Design and Manufacture a New Tool—the Kuma™ Spork  

For almost 100 years, Larson Tool & Stamping Company has been a valued supplier of precision metal stampings and assemblies to hundreds of U.S. companies—big and small.

Larson was built on innovation and we have established ourselves as an engineering company, standing on the shoulders of this fourth-generation, family owned and run company. Chuck Cederberg, President, and Bill Larson, Vice President and CFO, are active leaders today—their great grandfathers having laid the foundation of the company. Larson Tool holds a large handful of patents, having pioneered many great inventions.

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What to Expect from Your Deep Draw Stamping Supplier

How a Quality Precision Metal Stamping Supplier Delivers

Flexibility. Ingenuity. Process Management. Safety. Quality Assurance. These words should be on the list of what to expect when you trust your metal stamping work to a reputable supplier. Some of these terms offer tangible scenarios—processes and procedures in place to ensure quality standards are met and safety measures in place. But what happens—and how do you know you can count on your precision metal stamping supplier—when the inevitable happens? Forecasts change due to unforeseen circumstances; print tolerances that are unpredictably imprecise; product requirements that dictate changes in materials sourcing. We’ve all been there and know that any number of variables can impact production deadlines.

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Precision Metal Stamping

Metal Stamping Process: The Elements of Designing a Part

Precision metal stamping is an economical process capable of producing large quantities of precision parts out of sheet or strip metals at high production rates, usually from dedicated tooling. The precision stamping industry produces components and assemblies that are involved in our everyday lives, from electronics to transportation. Your cell phone has tiny stamped metal contact pins to send power and signals throughout your phone. The structural element of the car you drove to work this morning was built from precision metal stamped parts and assemblies.

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