The step by step procedure

The metal fabrication industry is an ever-growing sector that takes advantage of technology in the service of its work. The professionals who work in the area of these processes are in possession of the technical skills necessary to best meet the needs of the customer, supporting, in all respects, their demands. The tools available to companies in this sector are many and all of them are destined to perform a precise task within the production chain that culminates with the final piece, destined for the market. In this field, the sheet metal die is, without any doubt, one of the most used tools and that’s why the phases of its planning deserve close attention, as given by OTIM SRL, located in Via Gattamelata n. 2/4, Pedrengo (BG), which has entrusted the task to a qualified technical planning office, equipped with the necessary competences and technologies to carry out this kind of work.  

The function of a mould

The mold can be defined as that particular equipment, designed for the specific case, which is used in certain industrial processes. Thanks to the use of systems of this type, the professionals in charge have the possibility of giving a specific shape to the sheets to be processed. In detail, the die is composed of two tools: a die block and a punch. The two elements, working simultaneously, give rise to the desired piece. The precision with which a mould is made is fundamental for the success of sheet metal working, because only in this way will the company be able to deliver to the customer a finished product that exactly respects the indications provided in the preliminary phase of the agreement. The designer, who carries out the creation of the mould, follows very precise design phases in order to carry out each step in the best possible way, leaving nothing to chance. 1. The necessary information The first step, basic and indispensable, is the one that requires a collection of data, in order to determine, with absolute precision, what are the needs to be met with the design of a stamp for sheet metal. As soon as the customer provides the specifications of the final product they need, sometimes even with their own drawing, a team of technically competent experts will carefully examine each hypothesis, so as to ensure the individual a result that exceeds expectations. 2. The fundamental steps At the end of the data collection, the same team of professionals who followed this first step will take care of accurately defining the necessary steps to complete the realization of the stamp for sheet metal. 3. Working Tools At this point, it seems appropriate to define which tools will be required for the creation of that specific stamp.. The design sector, as well as the real manufacturing sector, can now count on an advanced technology, able to operate in reduced times, without penalizing the final result in any way. 4. Technical design The phases analyzed so far have allowed the professional to create the basis on which to base the real technical project. With the help of sophisticated CAD programs, the project is digitized and, in a certain sense, made concrete. It should be emphasized that only through a 3D drawing, which is then compared to the final result, the experts have the possibility to observe and correct any criticalities in the creation of the stamp for sheet metal. 5. Post production study The design of a stamp for sheet metal does not end the moment it is put into production. On the contrary, it is during the concrete realization of the product that the designers analyze the production data, to check if the whole procedure has been carried out according to the project and if it has any gaps or imperfections. The specialized company OTIM SRL can rely on a prepared and efficient staff, who will take care of the production starting from the design of the stamp necessary to process the metal sheets. For further information contact the experts at the number +39 035 661234.