Gaining A Deeper Understanding Of Deep Drawn Parts: Manufacturing And Uses

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Most consumers would have no idea what you are talking about if you tell them you construct "deep drawn parts." In fact, they might think that you are talking about something in art, rather than something to do with sheet metal and metal parts manufacturing. To help those around you gain a deeper understanding of what deep drawn parts are, how they are made, and what they are made for, show them the following:

Driving Sheet Metal Through a Form

The word "drawn" here does not refer to drawing or designing. Instead, it refers to pulling something through something else. In this case, sheet metal is "drawn" through an extruder specifically designed to turn the sheet metal in a particular shape. More to the point, it is driven at one end and pulled through the opposite end. Usually, bolts, screws and the like fall under this category of manufacturing. You can see where driving one end and pulling from the other could result in such a product.

Deep Drawn Parts Are Not Actually "Deep"

The word "deep" is a bit of a misnomer, too. Deep in this sense refers to the fact that the item being drawn through the machine is at least twice as long as the width of the diameter of the same object. For example, if you wanted to "draw" a bolt that is one inch in diameter, the bolt becomes deep drawn only when the length of the bolt is two inches or more. The object is not actually deep, per se. It is only the depth of the object as it is drawn through the extruder.

What Deep Drawn Parts Are Made For

The deep drawn process does not stop at fasteners either. It makes the rolled lips on medical exam trays, metal handles on commercial food trays, and even creates some more unique parts for everything from aerospace to nuclear power plants. The majority of the work, therefore, is conducted almost entirely by machines, with workers standing by to manipulate the metal and help it through the machines. If the metal blocks up the extruder or causes the driving force to get stuck, the worker has to act quickly to get the faulty item out of the way and continue the process as usual. However, most of the deep drawn parts made in this day and age are flawless, which is invaluable to customers who want perfect products.

Contact a company like Precision Stamping for more information and assistance. 


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