SERVICES – Frontier Metal Stamping, inc.
Precision Metal Stamping is the heart of Frontier Metal Stamping operations. Frontier Metal Stamping is an exclusive die shop meaning we don’t purchase die sets from vendors. Rather, all dies, tooling, and related fixtures are all built within the walls of Frontier Metal Stamping where the parts are run. This provides significant quality to market and time to market advantages for our customers.
Most of the creativity, innovation, and automation can be found within the inner workings of the die set. Controlling the feed of metal in progressive stamping is very important to fabrication success as the metal strip needs to be advanced very precisely such that it aligns within a few thousandths of an inch as it moves from station to station. Some of Frontier Metal Stamping’s more complex die sets have over 20 stations that sequentially produce a single part. Stations can perform functions like blanking, piercing, punching, bending, etc. all orchestrated to produce a part with peak efficiency. Please keep in mind no human intervention is required to produce a part in progressive stamping. Near Zero Labor enables Frontier Metal Stamping to remain very competitive in the face of overseas outsourcing.
Presses ranging from 5 to 260 tons in magnitude provide the necessary oomph to work with raw material up to 0.25” thick metal. High speed presses with up to 200 strokes per minute allow for efficient fabrication. Frontier Metal Stamping is in a near perfect position to fabricate parts to meet the most challenging requirements. Please click on the Request a Quote and give Frontier Metal Stamping a try.
PRECISION METAL FABRICATION
Frontier Metal Stamping selects raw material from the world’s finest steel houses and, over the years, has developed excellent working relationships with select sources. On occasion, FMS has pulled in a favor or two form the steel producers to provide the perfect match to a customer’s requirement. The material is checked in, put through a roller straightener, and fed into one of a dozen precision metal stamping presses. The die sets used to form the parts are built from A2, M2, M4, & A11 tool steel; utilize wire EDM to create the necessary precision components; and tuned to build the designed part every time. The parts are checked in the Quality lab and the work order is completed when the parts are shipped to stock or shipped to the customer.
Frontier Metal Stamping provides a variety of secondary operations including machining, welding, PEM/Stud inserts, assembly, deburring & cleaning, painting, plating, and heat treating.. Customers have the option of using Frontier Metal Stamping to drop ship directly to specific customer locations if the assembly/part is in a complete or final state. All of these operations, whether done in house or by qualified local sources, meet the same quality standards set for all of Frontier Metal Stamping operations.
Frontier Metal Stamping has the capability and resources to become the single source for your manufacturing needs. “One throat to choke” can be a huge advantage for Frontier Metal Stamping customers with limited resources to chase problems. Frontier Metal Stamping engineers quickly establish root cause and corrective actions to effectively resolve the problem(s). Frontier Metal Stamping understands the importance of keeping a manufacturing line up and can significantly minimize downtown events by solving metal part problems quickly and effectively.
Secondary Operations include:
- PEM/Stud Inserts
Frontier has the unique ability to produce high volume parts with significant efficiencies. This allows FMS to deliver quantities that perfectly match the supply chain needs of the customer. FMS can establish a custom inventory policy for each customer that provides an adequate safety stock on the shelf at FMS. This service has been well-received by customers in the recent past as it enhances the effectiveness of their supply chain significantly. FMS’ customers can achieve Just-in-time inventory goals with the help of FMS.
COST EFFECTIVE TOOLING – GUARANTEED FOR LIFE
Frontier Metal Stamping provides complete tool room facilities featuring the latest CNC technologies to reduce your lead times and save you money. Staffed by highly skilled and experienced tool makers and machinists, we can provide you with prototypes, tools, fixtures and custom machines to meet your needs.
We guarantee your tool forever. If we build it and run it to the original revision level you will never pay again. From maintenance to a complete rebuild, your tool is guaranteed for the life of your product.
Frontier Metal Stamping knows how to take a design, from form/fit/function, to a quality part that can be fabricated consistently with world-class efficiency. FMS Designers take the part geometry and reverse-engineer the tooling and steps necessary to actually create the part. Many of the components used in the hard tooling will be built using a Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) process capable of tolerances in the 0.000 050” (fifty millionths of an inch) range. Other parts of the tooling will use CNC Machining Centers to create the die set. The components are then fitted into the die set and tested for alignment and fit in a tool room press. A handful of parts are produced and checked against the print, some alignment or tweaking is expected, and the tool design iterates to find the optimum production state. First Article parts will be built to qualify the die set for production use and orders are filled. The precision used in building your part is among the best in the world.
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DESIGN FOR FABRICATION
FMS has performed many DFF (Design for Fabrication) Reviews for many customers. In this review we discuss Form, Fit, Function as context and requirements, and then we roll up our sleeves to figure out the best way to fabricate your part. Tens of thousands of dollars are saved by optimizing the fabrication part of the design!
With over thirty years of experience, the Estimating and Sales department provides quotes that are accurate and give customers the best precision metal stamping parts for their application at the lowest cost. FMS has knowledge experts in tooling, machining, and stamping that are second to none and get it right every time.