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What Types of Machines Does Gmetal Have?

Gmetal uses different kinds machines in manufacturing. They can be classified into:  Machine Center

  •  Machine Center
  • Punching Machine
  • Welding Machine
  • Thread rolling machine
  • Drilling machine
  • NC bending machine
  • Wraping machine
  • Drilling and milling machine
  • Surface grinder
  • Edge trimmer
  • Engine lathe
  • Engine lathe
  • Single beam crane
What types of metals does GMP work with?

Our products are made of aluminum, steel, stainless steel, titanium and copper, with the surface of anodized, and balsted, polished, eletroplated and power coated.

Are you able to produce small quantities of metal stampings ?

It depends on what you mean by “small.” We specialize in mid to high volume production runs. For metal stampings, this normally means usages in the tens of thousands to millions of parts per year. For aluminum extrusions, this normally means that we are better suited for jobs that equate to thousands of pounds of product and higher per year. When in doubt, please inquire with our sales group – see the “Contact Us” page on our website.

Do you provide assembly service?

Yes, we provide mechanical assembly, welding services, finishing, packaging, etc.

Do you design your own tooling?

Yes, we have a complete tool room. We design and build our own tooling as well as utilize well-established outside tooling sources.

Do you make prototypes and help with design engineering?

Yes, we offer value engineering services & design for manufacturability assistance. Prototyping is also available.

Can you help me design metal stamping prototypes?

Gmetal offers energineering and prototype services to help you turn your stamped metal part designs into reality. Our expert engineers can help you optimize your part for the best fit, form, and function, and to make the stamping process faster, easier, and less expensive. Our prototype manufacturing service allows our customers to test-run their parts to ensure that their designs deliver the performance they require. Benefits of prototyping include:

  • Faster production for better time-to-market
  • Reveals strengths and weaknesses of your design
  • Helps eliminate design flaws that may prove costly down the road
What is metal stamping?

Metal Stamping can refer to any of a number of metal forming operations—in addition to stamping, bending, pressing, folding, and stretching actions may be used to produce the final part. All metal stamping processes utilize punch presses with custom-made tooling and dies to produce a shape, pattern, or other characteristic a part requires. In general, the stamping process can provide tighter tolerances than metal fabrication. It is a fast and cost-effective way to produce metal parts in large quantities.

Are you ISO 9001 registered?

Yes, we are registered with China to International Quality System Standard ISO 9001:2015.

How can I minimize the cost of metal stampings?

For custom metal stampings, two of the biggest factors that affect price are material type and the tolerances of the part design.

More common or readily available materials are less costly than specialty materials or alloys. To reduce metal cost, consider using an alternative material that provides performance similar to your original material choice. Similarly, materials in “standard” thicknesses cost less than “non-standard” thicknesses. If your parts can be produced from standard thickness materials without significantly altering their fit, form, or function, it is worthwhile to consider this cost-saving option, as well.

Tight-tolerance designs (those requiring tolerances of ± 0.005” or less) generally require more machining operations to hold those tolerances. Tight tolerance parts also often require secondary services, which increases costs, as well. It may be possible to revise your design to reduce certain tolerance requirements or to reduce the need for secondary processing.

What are bolts used for ?

Bolts are used to fasten and assemble parts from within aligned unthreaded holes, typically with the use of a matching nut. Bolts primarily consist of a shaft and a bolt head. The unthreaded portion of the bolt shaft is called the shank, while the threaded portion is the bolt thread.

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