Ideal for handling large production volume, four slide stamping is ideal for the types of complex applications found in many industries.
How Four Slide Works
Four slide stamping machines begin by stamping or blanking raw material from a coil in the four slide machine’s progressive die section. The strip is then formed by four slides carrying tools, with the part being formed around a central tool.
The forming process is completed by tools coming from different directions, and the forming tools themselves are contained within blocks carried by the four slides.
Advantages of Four Slide Stamping
Flourslide stamping machines can stamp and shape while feeding coils of material for bending. Furthermore, the process can be very precise, regularly holding tolerances of ±0.003”. This makes four slide stamping ideal for applications where precision is a necessary design requirement.
One of the biggest advantages of this method is that complex parts can be completely formed using one machine. This make four slide stamping ideal for large volume complex part manufacturing, simplifying production and providing design flexibility.
Four slide machines are versatile, capable of performing many complex functions, including:
- Bends beyond 90 degrees
- Multiple bends
- Threaded holes
- Cylindrical forms
Applications and Industries
Springs are one of the most common applications for four slide machines, but they can be used to create components as diverse as lighting fixtures, battery contacts, power tools, appliances, and many others.
Four slide stamping is a versatile process suited to a range of materials like copper, brass, bronze, and steel.
Four slide stamping can provide exceptional results for many industrial applications. For more information about this process, please obtain a free copy of our Benefits of four slide vs. Power Press in Manufacturing eBook today.