Categories Production, Prototype

Automotive Frame Welding

January 10, 2023

We are a full service sheet metal supplier that specializes in aerospace and automotive welding. Our capabilities and experience span from simple fastener installation to automotive frame welding to full vehicle Body in White (BIW). We build tools, stamp, laser cut, measure, and assemble industry-leading metal frames. Our highly skilled technicians are qualified to AWS standards for GMAW, GTAW, MIG, TIG, and RSW processes. This range of welding technologies means we are ready for your next automotive frame welding program.

We specialize in both manual and robotic automotive welding, allowing us to customize the manufacturing process to give you the repeatability and flexibility you need.

Our welding technologies include:

  • AC manual weld guns (RSW)
  • DC manual and robotic weld guns with adaptive controls (RSW)
  • Press welder for fasteners (RSW)
  • Manual and robotic welders (MIG)
  • Fronius “cold metal transfer” manual and robotic welders (CMT)
  • Manual welding equipment (TIG)
  • Laser welding
  • Drawn arc stud welding

Laser Welding

Our  laser welder allows us to better assist you with programs requiring exotic welding, providing accurate, superior strength finishes. Laser welding is ideal for welding hard to reach areas, enabling precision and quality in previously inaccessible areas.

Manual Welding

Manual welding, a traditional process, is a lower cost alternative for low volume projects and assembly tooling. It requires less programming and a shorter start-up time, instead relying on the decades of experience and quality assurance of our experienced craftsmen.

Robotic Welding

Robotic welding is the newer, technology based approach for welding programs that require high repeatability, such as a BIW build up. There are many benefits of robotic welding, including:

  • Reduced piece price over the life of the project
  • Increased quality and repeatability in higher volume programs
  • Increased rate and flow

In addition, we are able to test the repetitive dimensional quality of your program through a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) or scanning, ensuring repeatability is met. We also have automated weld tip dressing on all robotic cells, which allows us to reshape weld tips to meet specifications ensuring quality throughout the program.

Each of our three Centers of Excellence utilizes state-of-the-art equipment with capabilities for all of your advanced joining needs, making us a leader in automotive frame welding. From simple fastener installation to full vehicle BIW builds, our customers benefit from our rapid response, manual-driven processes, production intent, and robotically executed precision joining.

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Categories Misc., Production

Need More Weld Cell Capacity?

October 5, 2022

Need support for a robotic spot weld production program? We can help with new programs, capacity issues, or emergency takeovers. Our robotic spot weld cells are flexible so we can meet your program’s needs and specifications for parts up to 5 feet wide. Our engineering team can also support with upfront manufacturing feasibility and design.

Email us at to let us know more about your project or visit www.QMC-EMI.com to learn more about our capabilities and services.

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Categories Misc., Production

300 Ton Press Capacity

August 25, 2022

Need support for a stamping project that requires a 300 or 500 ton press? We can help with new programs, capacity issues, or emergency takeovers. Our engineering team can also support with upfront manufacturing feasibility and design. Our 300 and 500 ton hydraulic line die presses are ideal for small to medium parts and can accommodate press sizes up to 60in x 84in.

Email us at to let us know more about your project or visit www.QMC-EMI.com to learn more about our capabilities and services.

Categories Production, Prototype

Our Metal Forming Capabilities

August 10, 2022

Manufacturing is a customized process and each program has its own set of requirements. We have over 60 years of experience working with unique sheet metal forming and fabrication programs. We tailor our solutions to your program’s specific needs. From cutting and bending to stamping and assembling, each program is unique. We manage your complete program in-house, vertically integrating all processes and technologies while maintaining a single point of contact.

Our manufacturing experts work with a wide array of metals, forming:

  • 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
  • Inconel®
  • Waspaloy®
  • Hastelloy®
  • Titanium
  • Magnesium
  • All ferrous metals

Stamping

automobiles stamping

We have stamping presses to metal form virtually any part 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 also have 500 and 600 ton presses with roll-out bolsters that use multiple dies and minimize change outs over time. Combined, this series of presses gives us the ability to stamp the parts you need to get your product to market faster.

Hot Stamping

Hot stamping metal

Hot stamping is a different method than the traditional stamping we use for most of our programs. In a hot stamping application, we first heat the sheet metal to help form it. Hot stamping changes the chemical compound of the metal that has been stamped, making it stronger. This allows us to form higher strength materials without adding reinforcements, which add additional weight to the vehicle. It also allows us to use metals with higher yield and tensile properties.

This process is ideal for parts that are integral to the structure of the vehicle, such as B-pillar reinforcements. These parts protect passengers and take most of the vehicle load so it is important that they are very strong in case of an accident. Our hot stamping machines feature fully automatic robotic handling. This increases process repeatability and eliminates the occurrence of human error, increasing quality.

Our Capabilities

Our sheet metal business leverages old world techniques combined with the latest computer-controlled technology to bring your visions to reality. To provide complete services, our manufacturing capabilities include:

  • Process engineering
  • Kirksite foundry
  • Tool machining
  • Stamping
  • Hot stamping
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Laser cutting
  • Assembly

This range of services allow us to provide complete sheet metal forming and fabrication programs in-house, using our experience to provide you with a high quality product. Whether you need sheet metal fabrication for parts to assemble yourself or full BIW, we can design, build, and assemble your parts. 

We also develop custom assembly work cells based on your project’s specific needs to standardize processes and ensure consistent quality through the life of your project. These efficient processes allow for the rapid execution of product and process revisions, including managing master data files, incorporating working data files, and providing updates to all process documentation.

Read more about our full range of capabilities here.

Categories Production, Prototype

Our Automotive Stamping Press Capabilities

June 15, 2022

With more than 60 years of experience, 33 presses, and the ability to work with a wide range of metals, we can provide the automotive stamping press servicesyou needs. 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. We are the only metal stamping company 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 complete 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 solutions provider, we understand the key to being a successful partner is more than just delivering a high-quality product on-time and work to anticipate your program needs.

Our Automotive Stamping Press Capabilities

automobile metal stamping

We have automotive stamping presses to manufacture virtually any of the 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.

Kirksite Foundry Tools

Kirksite foundry tools

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
  • Inconel®
  • Waspaloy®
  • Hastelloy®
  • Titanium
  • Magnesium
  • All ferrous metals

Our experience with this wide range of metals and their distinctive properties is why we are one of the industry’s leaders in automotive stamping press services. We go above and beyond simple stamp and ship projects. We are your partner for all your metal stamping and forming needs.

To learn more about our metal stamping capabilities, visit https://www.qmc-emi.com/capabilities/stamping/

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