Categories Prototype

Aerospace and Automotive Metal Stamping

October 26, 2021

With more than 60 years of experience, 33 presses, and the ability to work with a wide range of metals, we can provide the metal stamping 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 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 stamping company, 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 Stamping Capabilities

automobile metal stamping

We have stamping presses to manufacture virtually any of the aerospace and automotive 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 leading aerospace and metal stamping companies. 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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Categories Prototype

Prototype Sheet Metal Fabrication

September 30, 2021

Prototype manufacturing is a customized process. We have over 60 years of experience working with these unique sheet metal fabrication programs. We tailor our solutions to your sheet metal prototype 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.

We utilize robotic automation in our prototype manufacturing process for OEMs, start-ups, electric and autonomous vehicles, aerospace products, and the military. Our prototype resources allow us to produce anything from small bracketry to complete Body in White vehicles. This includes manufacturing tooling, prototype stampings, trim moldings, specialty items, and sub-assemblies with complex joining.

Our Prototype manufacturing experts work with a wide array of metals, joining 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

In our sheet metal prototype business we leverage old world techniques combined with the latest computer-controlled technology to bring your visions to reality. To provide complete prototype services, our prototype 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 prototype 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 sheet metal fabrication process here – https://www.qmc-emi.com/capabilities/sheet-metal-fabrication/

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Categories Aerospace, Production, Prototype

Our Stamping Capabilities

September 14, 2021

Looking for a trusted, reliable partner for your metal forming needs? Email us at to see how we can assist with your next prototype or production stamping program. With more than 60 years of experience in the automotive and aerospace industries, 36 presses, and the ability to work with a wide range of metals, we can provide the structural solution your project needs.

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Categories Misc., Production, Prototype

Our Battery Enclosure Capabilities

August 31, 2021

Every program has its own set of unique requirements. For battery enclosure projects, we can help plan the entire process, from R&D to production. We specialize in a range of joining technologies, including SPR, RSW, MIG, TIG, laser welding, and adhesives, ensuring we have the expertise you need. Battery enclosures also require unique testing, such as leak testing, which is done to every battery box. We then complete a dimensional check using CMM or laser scanning. This ensures every unit you receive meets your specifications. 

Learn more about our capabilities at https://www.qmc-emi.com/capabilities/

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Categories Misc., Production, Prototype, Uncategorized

Our Complex Robotic Joining Methods

Robots welding metal

July 22, 2021

We employ a wide range of complex robotic joining methods based on your project’s specific needs and requirements, including resistance welding, hemming, adhesives for structure and bonding, and an onsite curing oven large enough for a completed BIW. We also specialize in flow drills and laser welding, ensuring we are able to use the best possible joining technology for your program. Utilizing both manual and robotic welding allow us to customize the manufacturing process to give you the repeatability and flexibility you need. Our three Centers of Excellence give us the capacity for large prototype joining projects as well as hybrid assembly and production programs.

Our joining technologies include:

•AC manual weld guns (RSW)

•DC manual and robotic weld guns with adaptive controls (RSW)

•Press welder for fasteners (RSW)

•Clinch press for clinch nuts or studs

•Manual and robotic welders (MIG)

•Fronius “cold metal transfer” manual and robotic welders (CMT)

•Manual welding equipment (TIG)

•Drawn arc stud welding

•Self-piercing rivets (SPR) – Henrob & Bollhoff

•Flow drill screws (FFS & FDS)

•Bonding with onsite cure oven capacity for full vehicle BIW

•Roller hemming – adhesive & antiflutter

•Laser welding

After assemblies are joined, we post machine critical features that need to be drilled in or tapped. This assortment of joining methods allows us to meet your joining needs, such as joining aluminum to steel.

We have designed and completed programs with a wide array of processes for many materials, including joining aluminum, steel, stainless steel, high nickel alloys, and titanium. We can join dissimilar metals of different thicknesses using our mixed material joining technology, ensuring we can join the materials your program requires.

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