Suitable Strength, Chemical, and Physical Properties
The materials that make up a metal stamped part are as diverse as the stampings themselves. From hot-rolled, low-carbon steel to advanced, high-strength alloys, there are many sheet and strip materials to choose from that respond well to metal stamping and forming. However, price and availability can vary greatly and affect the cost and delivery of production metal stampings. There are factors beyond the pure engineering requirements that should be considered when selecting an alloy and specifying physical characteristics of materials.