We have stamping presses to manufacture virtually any of the aerospace and automotive stamping parts you need
Aerospace and Automotive Metal Stamping
With 60 years of experience, 33 presses, and the ability to work with a wide range of metals, we can provide the structural solution your project needs. For our automotive customers, we stamp everything from small brackets to closure panels, including full size body sides, floor panels, A-frames, hoods, and battery trays, among other parts. Our aerospace division produces bulkheads, duct sections, and heat and thermal shields as well as engine, structural, and fuel system components. We are the only manufacturer in the United States who has engineered a process that allows us to stamp complex parts in one piece, such as stainless steel lipskins for airplanes.
Our expertise goes beyond stamping a part and shipping it to you. We engineer the manufacturing process to ensure it is as efficient as possible. We utilize Autoform, formability software for the engineering, evolution, and improvement of the sheet metal forming process, including spring back analysis. As a full-service sheet metal supplier, we understand the key to being a successful partner is more than just delivering a high-quality product on-time. If you are looking for a trusted, reliable partner for your metal forming needs, look no further than QMC-EMI.
Our Stamping Capabilities
We have stamping presses to manufacture virtually any of the aerospace and automotive stamping parts you need. Our 33 presses range from 150 to 4,000 tons with bed sizes from 42” x 60” to 240” x 96”. Our equipment allows us to manufacture parts of various material specifications and thicknesses. This includes hand and coil fed transfer and tandem line presses. We feature a 2,500 ton coil fed transfer press allowing for a faster, more automated process for large stampings and assemblies. Our brake press uses v-tool forming, reducing tool costs for straight, less complex bends. We also have 500 and 600 ton presses with roll-out bolsters that use multiple dies and minimize change outs over time. Combined, this gives us the ability to stamp the parts you need to get your product to market faster.
In-House Kirksite Foundry and Tool Design
Our in-house kirksite foundry allows for full control of tooling and assembly for projects that require quick turnaround. It is EPA approved and has a pour capacity of over 750,000 lbs. a month, which uniquely positions us for aerospace and automotive metal stamping projects.
Our experienced craftsmen utilize traditional production processes as well as prototype customization, allowing for greater repeatability and accuracy. Our years of experience in tool design process drives consistency, efficiency, and performance throughout your project.
Metals We Work With
Each metal has its own set of unique specifications. We work with numerous advanced and exotic materials including:
- Aluminum, including bright or pre-painted
- Stainless steel, including polished or bright grades
- Carbon steels
- Boron steel
- Dual phase steel
- Advanced high strength steels, including martensite and TRIP
- All ferrous metals
Our experience with this wide range of metals and their distinctive properties is why we are one of the industry’s leading aerospace and automotive stamping companies. We go above and beyond simple stamp and ship projects. We are your partner for all your metal stamping and forming needs.
Investing In The Future
We partner with our global suppliers to develop stamping and joining parameters for next generation materials. This allows us to continuously update our processes and ensure we are prepared for your next project.
We have recently expanded our production facility by 70,000 sq. feet. This created an additional 30,000 sq. feet for our press room and 40,000 sq. feet for our assembly area. The expansion allowed us to position stamping, laser cutting, and assembly in one building. This reduces transportation and WIP, while also improving quality control and our quality feedback loop. With the expansion, we added two new 500 ton and seven new 300 ton hydraulic presses. We also relocated a 500 ton hydraulic press and a 1,000 ton mechanical press to our new press room. With 300,000 sq. feet at our production facility, we are able to meet your metal forming needs more efficiently and effectively.