The Progression process of metal pressing or stamping can be easily defined or described as follows:
Raw or coil material progresses through the press tool stations at each stage the press tool performs one or many operations to gradually produce the finished component, the final stage is a cut off operation, which separates the finished part from the carrying web. The carrying web or coil along with metal that is punched away in previous operations, is treated as scrap.
Since additional work is done in each “stage” of the press tool, it is important that the strip be advanced very precisely as it moves from station to station, conical pilots enter previously pierced round holes in the strip to assure alignment since the feeding mechanism usually cannot provide the precision in feed length. Multiforms prides itself in the range of progressive metal pressings it is able to offer and components are used within Automotive, electronics and many other applications where precision and exacting tolerances combined with high volume production requirements are demanded by the customer.