Other Processes

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:

Powder Metallurgy

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:

  • Automotive
  • Recreation/Hand & Hobby Tools
  • Industrial Motor/Controls & Hydraulics
  • Household Appliances
  • General Hardware
  • Business Machines

Stamping

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:

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • 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

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

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.