Specialized Precision Metal Forming Processes
As an experienced, global supplier, Ganton International provides a wide range of processing to meet the diverse needs of our customers. We source the highest quality processing in the following methods:
Consistently delivering solid performance, cost effectiveness and superior tolerances, powder metal processes are also recognized as a green technology.
Powder Metallurgy comprises several different technologies for fabricating semi-dense and fully dense components. Parts manufactured via powder metallurgy offer a cost effective alternative to machined components, castings and forgings.
Powder Metallurgy brings a superior way to produce parts for a variety of important applications. These applications include:
- Press and Sinter
- Metal Injection Molding (MIM)
- Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)
- Powder Forging
- Spray Forming
Powder Metallurgy serves the following markets:
- Recreation/Hand & Hobby Tools
- Industrial Motor/Controls & Hydraulics
- Household Appliances
- General Hardware
- Business Machines
Metal Stamping maintains a high production rate at a relatively low cost. Using a machine or hydraulic press, this process uses dies to shear or bend flat ¼ inch cold sheet metal into thin-walled shapes.
Metals used include:
- Stainless Steel
Common operations performed on stamping presses include:
- Punching—shaping or bending metal along a straight line, such as a soda can.
- Blanking—using a punch to create a blank from sheet metal for further processing.
- Embossing —shaping or designing malleable metals by hammering on the reverse side, such as in a decorative pattern.
- Hemming—folding an edge over to create thickness, such as a car door.
- Flanging—bending metal along a curved line, such as pipe fittings or valves.
- Coining—shaping in a pattern with very fine features, such as coins.
Fine Blanking provides complete and consistent dimensional control, guaranteeing machined-like quality and extremely high accuracy carried out on one process.
The cost effective process combines cold extrusion and specially designed tool and press technology. This process produces a wide variety of forms with straight edges and superior flatness, such as all while holes, profiles, edges and semi-pierces.
Other advantages include:
- Exceptional flatness
- Tight tolerances capability
- Minimum die roll on edges
- No edge breakout
- Ability to punch holes at an angle
- Small holes created up to 70% thickness of material
Machining is a removal process in which material is removed from a solid work piece to obtain specified dimensions. Most often, machining is used to improve the tolerances or surface finish of a part made by other processes.