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Steel

When it comes to steel metal forming services, we are experts in our field with the experience and know-how working with various types of Steel.  We can design and manufacture your steel metal stamping parts while providing the best match for your application from a wide variety of steel options.

We can provide edge conditions including edge rolled or Skiving.

We purchase certified materials including all chemistry details.  This allows us the ability to trace every finished part back to the actual raw material heat and lot, as well as size, grade, Rockwell hardness, and temper.

Material Type and AlloyBenefits and Applications
Full Hard TemperRecommended in applications with broad chemical and physical tolerances, for flat parts only.
No. 1 Temper"Stiff and Springy", intended for flat parts only with punches, as this is not annealed after cold rolling.
1/2 Hard TemperRecommended in applications with broad chemical and physical tolerances, intended for parts with easy forming across the grain.
No. 2 TemperGood for right-angle bends across the grain and a limited amount with the grain.
1/4 Hard TemperRecommended in applications with broad chemical and physical tolerances, where some stiffness is required and will take severe bends and shallow draws.
No. 3 TemperWill bend at right angles either way of the grain, and good for shallow draws. 
Soft TemperRecommended in applications with broad chemical and physical tolerances, for parts that require significant forming, punches, and shallow draws.
No. 4 TemperGood when visual finish is important, lack of surface strains showing, with moderate draws.
AKDQ – Aluminum Killed Drawing QualityA dull surface texture suitable for the application of organic finishes, such as paint and enamel, but not suitable for E-Coat where surface uniformity is essential.

Coated Steel and Annealed Spring Steel

  • Electrolytic Tin Plate (Bright Finish, Bull Matte Finish).
  • Electro Galvanized (Deep Draw, ¼ Hard, 1/2 Hard, Full Hard).
  • Aluminized Silicon Alloy Coated (ASTM A463)
  • 50 Carbon (1050), 75 Carbon (1075), 95 Carbon (1095).

Nickel Silver

ASTM B122

Used in a wide variety of uses as it is non-magnetic, and ideal for applications where there may be more than one metal present. It is exceptionally hard and non-malleable, unlike other metals, such as copper, which have a tendency to be quite soft.  It can be polished and is stronger and more durable than copper.  This is often used for consumer applications when the final customer will see the end-product.

Tin Plated Steel

Steel tin metal formed parts consists of sheets of steel, coated with a thin layer of tin. Before the advent of cheap milled steel, the backing metal was iron. While once more widely used, the primary use of tinplate now is the manufacture of tin cans. Tinplate has the strength and formability of steel combined with the noncorrosive and nontoxic properties of tin and has the additional property of easy solderability.

Tinplate is made by rolling the steel (or formerly iron) in a rolling mill, removing any mill scale by pickling it in acid, and then coating it with a thin layer of tin. For many purposes, tinplate has been replaced by galvanized (zinc-coated) vessels, though not for cooking as zinc is poisonous[citation needed]. The zinc layer prevents the iron from rusting through sacrificial protection with the zinc oxidizing instead of the iron, whereas tin will only protect the iron if the tin surface remains unbroken.