Frequently Asked Questions
At Trans-Matic, we are committed to helping our customers design and create reliable, high-performance components using state-of-the-art metal stamping technology. Our dedicated team of toolmakers, engineers, designers, and support personnel work tirelessly to ensure that our customers have everything they need for a successful project. To help you determine how we can best assist you with your next project or ongoing manufacturing process, we have compiled a list of our customers’ most frequently asked questions below.
What is deep drawn stamping?
Deep drawn stamping is a cold metal forming process in which a blank or sheet of metal is forced into a pre-cut die to create a shape that is deeper than its diameter. It is used to make a range of hollow shapes, from cylinders and rectangular boxes to spheres. Deep drawn stamping requires the use of compressive force applied by a press or hammer, which causes the blank to take on the form of the die. The resultant component is strong and durable, with highly accurate dimensions.
You can read more about Trans-Matic’s deep drawn stamping process here.
What is a transfer press?
A transfer press is a type of stamping press that is typically used for highly efficient deep drawn stamping. Rather than compressing the metal into one die, a transfer press moves the blank through a series of dies, each of which has a slightly different shape to create a more complex component. This allows manufacturers to create multiple components in sequence, for extremely accurate and repeatable shapes in a short period of time.
Learn more about our transfer press capabilities here.
What markets and industries do you serve?
Trans-Matic is pleased to work with customers from a wide range of industries, including automotive, lock and builders’ hardware, plumbing, HVAC, and lawn equipment. We often help customers create components for power tools, indoor lighting, appliances, fire protection, electronics, small engines, and many other products. Our custom design capabilities allow us to produce a variety of tools and components for use in nearly every industry.
For more about the markets and industries we serve, visit our markets page here.
What materials do we work with?
Trans-Matic manufactures extremely accurate, superior quality deep drawn components from a variety of metals, including low carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, titanium, Haynes 230®, and bronze. Using the latest deep drawn technology, we can work with raw materials as thick as 0.180” (4.5mm) and up to 9.5” (241.3mm) high. Our seasoned experts will work closely with you to ensure that you have the best material for your intended application, performance requirements, and manufacturing specifications.
Learn more about each of our deep drawn stamping materials here.
Do you design and build your own tools?
Trans-Matic provides complete in-house tooling design, prototyping, and production manufacturing. Using cutting-edge design and fabrication technology, we can quickly and efficiently produce everything from prototypes and samples to durable tooling for full-scale production.
What is a common lead time for production tooling?
At Trans-Matic, we pride ourselves on providing short lead times and quick turnarounds. Depending on the complexity of your project, our lead time typically averages 18-20 weeks. Smaller production runs and simpler tools can usually be turned around within about 16 weeks, and prototypes can often be manufactured even more quickly.
What tolerances can you typically hold?
Trans-Matic provides quality deep drawn components within extremely tight tolerances. While the exact tolerance differs based on the component’s size and geometry, we can produce small IDs within +/-0.025mm (+/-0.001) at capability.
What certificates have you obtained?
Trans-Matic is committed to producing only the highest quality components to meet and exceed industry standards and customer specifications. To ensure superior quality and service, we maintain three detailed internal policies: Environmental, Safety, and Conflict Minerals. In addition, all of our facilities are IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 certified to ensure optimal quality control.
You can read more about our policies here.
Superior Deep Drawn Stamping by Trans-Matic
At Trans-Matic, we are dedicated to ensuring that our customers receive only the highest quality deep drawn parts and components for every industry. Our highly experienced and knowledgeable team will work with you throughout the design, prototyping, and manufacturing process to produce a product within tolerances that meet and exceed even the most stringent customer design parameters and industry standards. To learn more about our deep drawn stamping and other fabrication services, contact us today!