Categories Production, Prototype

Our Automotive Metal Stamping Capabilities

February 7, 2023

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 metal stamping 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, a 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 Metal Stamping Capabilities

automobile metal stamping

We provide automotive metal stamping to manufacture 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 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

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

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Categories Aerospace

Our Aerospace Sheet Metal Capabilities

January 24, 2023

We are a leader in aerospace sheet metal forming solutions and manufacturing, specializing in complex metal formed parts. This includes exotic alloy forming and hot stamping the unique parts that aerospace requires, including veins, gallery arms, exchangers, and lipskins. We go beyond simply stamping the part you need and shipping it to you. Our tools are designed based on your part’s specific metal composition and utilize non-recurring engineering (NRE) to guide you to possible solutions for your program.

Our Capabilities

We offer a variety of services, to ensure we can help with your program from engineering to final part production. All of our services are in-house, giving us complete control over the quality of your program. Our services include:

  • Process engineering
  • Foundry
  • Tool machining
  • Stamping
  • Hot stamping
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Laser
  • Assembly process
  • Production

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Our Aerospace Sheet Metal Process

We provide a unique deep draw stamping process that can produce complex shaped aerospace components from difficult to form exotic alloys. This includes our one piece, 72 inch diameter stainless steel lipskin / inlet nacelle that are used on new, medium and large private jet aircraft. Our 60 years of manufacturing innovation and experience has made us the industry leader in structural solutions.

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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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