FAQs

Metal stamping and plastic injection are highly efficient manufacturing techniques that can transform various materials into precise shapes. These processes excel at producing intricate components at both large-scale production levels and customized small-scale projects. Here, we have compiled responses to frequently asked questions regarding metal stamping, plastic injection, and CNC machining. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, feel free to contact us via email at contact@vertexnique.com, and we will swiftly attend to any further inquiries you may have!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR METAL STAMPING

To request a metal stamping quote, email us a supported 3D CAD file of your part. Please include the desired quantity and any additional specifications, such as inserts, finishing, etc. Remember to attach any accompanying 2D drawings you may have for the part. Email: contact@vertexnique.com, you can also contact us via WhatsApp and Skype for real-time communication. you can see the account details on the page Contact Us 

After providing your specific requirements, you can proceed to submit your quote request, and our team of experts will promptly begin reviewing it. You can anticipate contact from our team, who will collaborate with you to gather further details about your project, clarify any uncertainties, and ultimately furnish you with a comprehensive quote. Kindly allow our team 24-72 hours to follow up on new metal stamping requests.

Yes. As metal stamping involves the utilization of specialized tools and dies for high-volume production, we have established a minimum quantity requirement for this process.

Normally, the minimum quantity would be 500 pieces.

But if you need several parts lower than this, we would see how to help you with the project.

The metal stamping process accommodates a wide range of materials, from soft aluminum alloys to tough substances like steel. At Vertexniuqe, we provide the following material options for metal stamping:

  • Aluminum:
    • Alloy 1100-O
    • Alloy 2024
    • Alloy 3003
    • Alloy 5052
  • Carbon Steel:
    • 1008
    • 1010
    • 1018
  • Stainless Steel:
    • 301
    • 304
    • 316/316L
  • Galvanized steel:
    • SGCC
    • DX51D
    • SGCH
    • SGCD
  • Copper:
    • C110
  • Brass:
    • 230 (85/15) ; also known as "Red Brass"
    • 260 (70/30) ; also known as "Yellow Brass."

The metal stamping process encompasses multiple types of forming techniques. Our offerings include a diverse range of stamping techniques, such as:

  • Progressive Die Stamping:

Multiple dies and sequential steps are employed to create deeper parts than are typically achievable with single dies.

  • Deep Draw Stamping:

Used for manufacturing stampings with deep cavities, such as enclosed rectangles. Standard draw stamping, which utilizes shallower dies for shaping the metal, is also commonly employed.

  • Fourslide Stamping:

Shapes parts from four axes instead of one direction. This method is ideal for manufacturing small intricate parts, including electronic components like phone battery connectors.

  • Hydroforming

An advanced variation of standard stamping. Sheets are placed on a die with a bottom shape, while the upper shape is a bladder filled with high-pressure oil. The pressurized oil molds the metal into the shape of the lower die.

  • Blanking: 

Cuts pieces from the sheet to be further formed into new workpieces. This is an additional step before forming three-dimensional parts, facilitating the manufacturing process. Fineblanking, a variation of blanking, achieves highly precise cuts with smooth edges and improved surface flatness.

  • Coining:

A type of blanking that creates small round workpieces. The process involves applying significant force to form a small piece, resulting in hardened metal and the removal of burrs and rough edges.

  • Punching:

The opposite of blanking; it involves removing material from the workpiece instead of creating a workpiece by removing material.

  • Embossing:

Creates a three-dimensional design in the metal, either raised above the surface or through a series of depressions.

  • Bending:

Usually performed on a single axis, it is commonly used to create profiles in U, V, or L shapes. Flanging is a specific type of bending used for tabs or sections of a workpiece rather than the entire part.

Vertexnique provides the flexibility to incorporate additional features into your stamped parts. Our offerings encompass various options, including the addition of

  • Tapped holes
  • Inserts
  • Part markings

Moreover, we offer a wide range of finishing options to enhance the appearance and functionality of your parts. These options include:

  • Plating:

Metal plating is a process where a thin layer of metal, such as zinc (galvanizing), nickel, chrome, or gold, is deposited onto the surface of the stamped part. Plating provides enhanced corrosion resistance, improved aesthetics, and increased durability.

  • Painting:

Painting involves applying a layer of paint to the surface of the stamped part. It enhances the appearance of the part, provides protection against corrosion, and allows for customization with various colors.

  • Powder coating:

Powder coating is a dry finishing process where a fine powder is electrostatically applied to the surface of the stamped part. The part is then cured under heat, resulting in a durable and attractive finish that offers excellent corrosion resistance.

  • Anodizing:

Anodizing is an electrochemical process that creates an oxide layer on the surface of the stamped part, typically aluminum. It improves corrosion resistance, enhances the part's appearance, and provides better paint adhesion if further painting is desired.

  • Passivation:

Passivation is a chemical process used primarily on stainless steel to remove contaminants and enhance corrosion resistance. It typically involves the use of an acidic solution to remove iron particles and create a passive oxide layer on the surface.

  • Deburring:

Deburring is the process of removing sharp edges, burrs, and rough spots from the stamped part's surface. It improves safety, functionality, and aesthetics

With specialties that include progressive die stamping, deep draw stamping, four-slide stamping, and bending, Vertexnique can accommodate low- to high-volume productions using a combination of turrets, press brakes, and hard tooling. If you partner with us, you will experience the benefits of our:

  • ISO 9001:2015 certification
  • Full-service metal stamping capabilities
  • Mature design and tooling expertise
  • Medium- to high-volume capacity 
  • More than 10 years of experience serving a broad spectrum of industries 
  • Cost efficiency keeps you competitive

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR PLASTIC INJECTION

To request a plastic injection quote, email us a supported 3D CAD file of your part. Our engineering team can also develop the design of related drawings if you don't have an existing one.  Email: contact@vertexnique.com, you can also contact us via WhatsApp and Skype for real-time communication. you can see the account details on the page Contact Us 

After your specific requirements have been confirmed, our team of experts will promptly begin reviewing them. You can anticipate contact from our team, who will collaborate with you to gather further details about your project, clarify any uncertainties, and ultimately furnish you with a comprehensive quote. Kindly allow our team 3-5 days (depending on the complexity of the project) to follow up on new metal stamping requests.

Yes. Our vendor will ask for the MOQ when we purchase the raw material; otherwise, it is hard to process the order.

Normally, the minimum quantity would be 1000 pieces. But if you need several parts lower than this, we will see how to help you with the project.

 

The plastic injection process accommodates a wide range of materials according to your project's needs. At Vertexniuqe, we provide the following material options for plastic injection:

  • Polypropylene (PP)

 Polypropylene is a widely used plastic material known for its excellent heat resistance, chemical resistance, and mechanical strength. It has a low density and is lightweight, making it suitable for applications such as automotive parts, appliances, and packaging containers.

  • Polyethylene (PE)

Polyethylene is a common plastic material with good corrosion resistance, insulation properties, and low water absorption. It can be divided into high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE). Polyethylene is widely used in plastic bags, bottles, pipes, insulation materials, and more.

  • Polystyrene (PS)

Polystyrene is an easily processed and molded plastic material known for its transparency and rigidity. It can be categorized as general-purpose polystyrene (GPPS) and high-impact polystyrene (HIPS). Polystyrene finds applications in electronics, food packaging, toys, and more.

  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl chloride is a commonly used plastic material known for its weather resistance, chemical resistance, and flame retardancy. It can be classified as rigid PVC and flexible PVC. PVC is widely used in building materials, wires and cables, pipes, and more.

  • Polycarbonate (PC)

Polycarbonate is a high-strength and durable plastic material with excellent transparency and impact resistance. It is commonly used in products such as eyeglasses, safety helmets, electronic product housings, and more.

  • Nylon

Nylon is a strong and abrasion-resistant plastic material with good heat resistance and chemical resistance. It is widely used in automotive parts, industrial components, textiles, and more.

  • Injection Molding Molds:

Injection molding molds are used in the manufacturing process to create plastic parts by injecting molten material into a mold cavity, allowing for high-volume production with excellent precision and repeatability.

  • Hot Runner Molds:

Hot runner molds are a type of injection molding mold that utilizes a heated manifold system to distribute molten plastic material to multiple cavities, resulting in faster cycle times, reduced material waste, and improved part quality.

  • Two-Shot/Two-Color Molds:

Two-shot or two-color molds enable the production of plastic parts with multiple colors or materials in a single manufacturing cycle, offering enhanced design possibilities, improved product functionality, and cost-effective production of complex components.

Yes, at Vertexnique, we offer comprehensive molding services that go beyond the core molding process. In addition to injection molding, we provide a range of extended services to meet your specific needs. Our capabilities include assembly, where we can integrate multiple components to create a finished product. We also offer packaging solutions to ensure your molded parts are protected and ready for shipment or distribution. Furthermore, we provide decorating services such as printing, labeling, or surface finishing options to add branding, instructions, or aesthetic enhancements to your molded products. Our goal is to provide you with a seamless end-to-end solution, from molding to final product delivery, to streamline your manufacturing process and meet your project requirements effectively.

The average time to build an injection mold is typically 6 to 8 weeks. However, this timeframe can vary based on factors such as mold complexity, part size, and design revisions.

Yes, we offer the option to evaluate prototype parts before proceeding to production tooling. However, please note that we do not provide prototype tooling as a standalone service. Our expertise lies in high-volume molding, and the output of production parts from a prototype tool is limited in quantity.

We provide a comprehensive process for your part manufacturing. Firstly, we evaluate your part design and optimize it for efficient injection molding. Subsequently, we proceed to build the mold specifically tailored for your part. Finally, the mold is utilized in an injection molding press to produce high-quality production parts.

With specialties that include progressive die stamping, deep draw stamping, four-slide stamping, and bending, Vertexnique can accommodate low- to high-volume productions using a combination of turrets, press brakes, and hard tooling. If you partner with us, you will experience the benefits of our:

  • ISO 9001:2015 certification
  • Full-service plastic injection capabilities
  • Mature design and tooling expertise
  • Medium- to high-volume capacity 
  • More than 10 years of experience serving a broad spectrum of industries 
  • Rely on China's strong supply chain to form competitive prices