Stamping and pressing

Stamping and pressing are metalworking processes by which sheet metal sheets is punched and stamped using a press tool to produce shape and detailing. This could be a single stage operation where every stroke of the press produces the desired form on the sheet metal part, or can occur through a series of stages: progressive stamping.

Solent employs this method in many instances. A manufacturing method that encompasses punching and bending and at the same time edges the metal element/component being produced. This ensures that subsequent trimming/finishing is not necessary.

Solent's process is able to produce very small holes (~3mm diameter) which are used for 'detailing' or for a logo or branding.

Our stamping machine is capable of 2 stamps per second!

We make light work of the heaviest metals!

A strong Solent capability

The first stage of many Solent production runs is the perforating or punching of blanks leading to subsequent folding, welding and finishing processes.

See an example above - trays for use in autoclaves for medical/surgical instrument sterilisation.