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Why Do You Need PPAP?

Because the Production Part Approval Process Reduces Risk!

Imagine waking up one morning to hear that your metal stamping components are part of the design of a product that expects to exceed 70 million recalls by the time all the numbers are in. Tragically, those aren’t the only numbers tolled in the equation—there are deaths and injuries among them. More numbers: seven high-volume, global manufacturers (and their vast supply chains) have been impacted. Gulp.

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Steel Tariffs and the Impact on the Metal Forming Industry

Does Your Deep Draw Stamping Cost More? 

Steel tariffs: a very hot—and confusing—topic on the minds of many people in diverse industries. The uncertainty in the markets and supply chain is unsettling. An argument bolstering the need for the tariffs is that they equalize the flood of aluminum and steel from overseas producers—even at the possible economic disadvantage of smaller, regional American-based manufacturers. It’s anyone’s guess whether a global trade war will ensue with retaliatory tariffs on a variety of goods.

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Precision Metal Stamping and Forming Relationships

Collaboration for Longevity, Dependability, and Growth  

Larson’s longevity is due, in large part, to the valuable relationships we foster with employees, customers, suppliers, and strong partnerships with our equipment suppliers. We seek out collaborations with companies that hold these same standards and are top in their trade. Founded in 1897, Nidec Minster has built a reputation for precision, solid quality, and reliability in their presses, and Larson has built a strong partnership with them over the years.

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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Move Your Precision Metal Stamping Tooling?

Top 3 Questions to Ask and Details to Consider When Moving Tools

Here’s a reality we hope you haven’t experienced: your sizeable investment in tooling has been rendered unproductive by the actions of your metal stamping vendor. Because your metal stamping die depends on a cooperative and competent supplier to produce good parts, there is much to consider in this situation. 

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6 Top Considerations for Choosing a Precision Metal Stamping Supplier

Vetting Your Supplier—an Interview Checklist for the Buyer

When choosing a deep draw stamping and precision metal stamping company, 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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Larson Tool & Stamping offers a broad range of precision metal stampings and assemblies capabilities, including: 

  • Forming
  • Stamping
  • Deep drawing
  • Assembly
  • Brazing
  • Painting

We’d love to help solve your difficult design and production challenges by providing high-quality, cost-effective solutions. Contact us for a quote.

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