Deep Drawing manufacturing processes offers significant cost efficiency over other manufacturing methodologies. This is particularly true in cases where specific parts have complex geometries or require a high degree of precision and accuracy. Of course, even more cost savings can be achieved with the Deep Drawn process when simple geometries are necessary or parts are required to be seamless. When coupled with the fact that the deep drawing process can reliably be undertaken with a wide range of materials, the potential for cost saving on a per unit basis becomes apparent.Read More
Although the initial investment in deep drawn tooling is more costly, the manufacturing costs of deep drawn components are significantly lower than other processes, especially when high annual component volumes help amortize the tooling costs.
Deep drawn manufacturing of small cylindrical components offers numerous advantages over other manufacturing methods and usually results in lower costs, increased productivity and higher quality finishes.
While there are many different manufacturing processes available, only the deep drawing process confers both technical and commercial benefits that are not only cost effective but are efficient in terms of being responsive to customer demand and adaptable to a range of materials and specifications. Focusing on the commercial benefits of deep drawing, the efficiency of the process generates a cost savings to the unit cost of each part as well as having more esoteric savings throughout the entire process. Therefore, for your company, the deep drawing process represents an opportunity for your bottom line.
Unlike other manufacturing and industrial processes, deep drawing offers several technical benefits that make deep drawn parts highly sought after by various industries and assemblers. Naturally commercial benefits abound as well, but it is the technical aspects that make the commercial benefits worthwhile. In simple terms, deep drawing is the process by which linear stress is applied to a material to draw it through a die or several dies, thus producing the final part. While some specific benefits from the process are material dependent, overall the actual process allows for diverse materials to be used, unless specific to the application. Whereas, other processes require specific materials to be used to provide the same end product.
A manufacturing process comprises a series of operations for the manufacture of individual components that are then assembled to produce a finished product. Initial operations are usually performed off the line as separate manufacturing processes, each with its own duration, but final product assembly is completed sequentially on the assembly line.
Many devices used by industry, law enforcement and other agencies have a cylindrical shape. Typical examples include pencil torches, writing and marking instruments and medical devices. The outer casing may be open at both ends, at one end only or be domed. For cosmetic or functional reasons, the outer casing is often polished, anodized, powder coated or plated.
After years of outsourcing manufacturing overseas on the premise that it would reduce costs, more and more Americans are beginning to appreciate that the "Made in USA" brand often means better quality at the same price. It also comes with an understanding that local manufacture is good for the economy. This trend is reinforced by programs to encourage U.S. manufacturing, led by national retailers who understand the overall economic benefit of such programs. Customers and manufacturers are both scoring as a result of these initiatives to reshore the manufacturing industry.
Despite global upheavals, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) reports the manufacturing industry around the world is growing at 2 percent per annum. Indications are this will continue, with signs of a slight increase in 2016.