Die Stamping and Die Cutting are very niche specific. Material has to be thin and tolerances can’t be too tight, however when specifications fit, die stampers and die cutters can make parts five times faster and much cheaper than QC Precision.
Where we come in is that in order for a DS or DC to make parts, they have to make a hard die to stamp the parts, and depending on the parts, the hard dies can be very expensive.
For example: When a customer wants 50,000 pieces, but isn’t sure the part will work as drawn and wants a few prototypes, instead of ordering the tool and taking on the risk, the DS or DC sends us the blueprint, we return a quote in a few hours, and can turn parts out in days without a heavy upfront hard-die-tooling cost.
Benefit for DS or DC: They can get 1, 5, 10, 25, or any quantity they want. The end user can then test live parts and give the go ahead for the 50K quantity; the DS and DC makes the tool and stamps them all in house.
Benefit for end user: This flexibility allows the end user to get their prototypes and prove out the design in a real working application. They also have the flexibility to make one, two, or many revision changes without having to eat the cost of the die and end up making another.
We also help the DC and DS with tolerance and quality issues. For a DC or DS, tolerances can double what ours are and the quality of the cut is not nearly as clean, so if their customer requires a tighter tolerance or better quality, we can accommodate and machine high volumes as well.
In fact, we machine 200,000+ pieces of multiple parts that could be stamped, if not for tolerance and quality regularly.