Metal Forming and Piercing
Metal forming is the process of converting a flat piece of sheet metal into a three dimensional part. Sheet metal forming can be done in a variety of ways including bending, deep drawing, embossing, spinning, rolling, stretching, etc. Piercing metal is a process used to provide holes, slots and notches with tight tolerances within sheet metal or metal components. Piercing metal provides a clean cut and high output rates often making it a more productive method than drilling or using a laser.