Dimatic was presented with a challenge by a Fortune 500 company to produce large monthly quantities of a .040” thick galvanized steel bracket that also requires two threaded holes. The part design appears to suggest a stamping/forming operation, followed by tapping operations for the #6-32 threaded holes. The print is shown here:
Dimatic designed and built a progressive die to pierce the five holes, cut the outside contour and additionally tap the two holes. All of this is done in a single stroke of the punch press, and includes two in-die tapping heads to complete the threaded holes.
This efficient use of design, tooling and labor saves costs, improves production efficiency and provides consistent quality through the entire process. Dimatic’s design, tooling and production team has scored again!