RACINE, WI, March 22, 2015 — RC Incorporated, a family owned company that consists of the following companies: ACE Stamping & Machine Co., Inc., ACE Stamping & Metal Fab Co., Inc de Mexico, Innotec of WI, and Shakespeare Machine Stamping. Each company plays a vital role in the company’s 60 year history of creating innovative products/services such as precision metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, adhesive tape, and abrasive components.
Today, the spotlight is on precision metal stamping since one of RC Incorporated’s business unit, ACE Stamping & Machine Co., Inc. has offered precision metal stamping since 1955. Therefore, this leads to a simple question – what is precision metal stamping? What is the history of metal stamping? Last but not least, where is it used?
Precision metal stamping is the process where sheet metal is used in either blank, strip, or coil form on a stamping press where the metal is force fed manually and/or automatically through what is referred to as a die (usually progressive or compound blank) to form a shape. Within the stamping press operation, there are multiple processes used to achieve the final product. These processes include the following: punching, blanking, embossing, forming, coining, and flanging. Although widely used on various alloys which are referred to as sheet metal, different materials such as polystyrene or harder plastic materials can be used as well.
Before metal stamping, processes known as die forging and machining were being used to create products through out the world. Since die forging and machining are a much slower process than stamping, it resulted in higher expenses. Thus, leaving companies around the world searching for a cheaper alternative. Stamping eventually became widely popular in the automotive industry due to the large quantities needed in a short amount of time. Automotive greats, such as Henry Ford, fought the need for metal stampings as long as possible but since alternative processes could not meet demand, Ford ultimately needed to make the switch to the metal stamping process.
Today, precision metal stamping has become a very widely used process for companies to obtain products at a low price and in a timely fashion. Metal stampings are used in practically every product in which people use on a daily basis. Examples of where metal stamping is used but not limited to are as follows: automotive, appliance, agriculture, firearm, electronics, construction, lighting, medical, plumbing, hardware, military, and much more!
The industries listed above are more general examples of where precision metal stamping is used. The following products are used on a daily basis worldwide and are more specific examples: garbage disposals, cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, engines, power tools, refrigerators, washing machines and dryers, boats, etc.
As you can see, products in which everybody in the world uses on a daily basis not only use metal stamping but need metal stamping in order to get the final product to the market. We are all touched by metal stampings on a daily basis whether we know it or not.
To dive deeper into RC Incorporated’s business unit, ACE Stamping & Machine Co., Inc. and its capabilities, click on the link to their website below:
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ACE Stamping & Machine Co., Inc.
2801 S. Memorial Dr.
Racine, WI 53403
800-597-7485 | www.acestamping.com