Brief Description: Progressive Tool and Transfer Tool difference
Part Name: Automotive Side Sill plate
Material Grade: Material RP783-980B
Material Size: Material size is 1.00mm x 770mm x 360mm
Process: Process stages 1000ton Progressive Blanking and 3000ton Transfer with 5 stages
Cavity: Tool cavity is Right and Left two parts out
Press Machine: 2000T, 1200T Mechanical
Inspection Tool: Checking Fixture and CMM
Lead Time: 5 months
Difference between progressive tool and transfer tool
Both progressive tool and transfer tool are all processes used to stamping parts, For producing large and high-volume parts, transfer tool is much more suitable, vice versa, progressive tool or compound tool. Depend on difference users, requirement, tolerance, design, product size, investment… and so on.
The stamping process is feeding a coil of metal through the stamping press
from beginning to end station, separating the individual finished parts from the first blanking to final operation.
Advantages of progressive tool:
High-efficient for production small parts
Cost reduction by combine stages together
The stamping process is each part work separately, the product transfer in the tool stations by gripper, mostly used for deep-draw, large size and high-volume products. The transfer tool can be a single tool or part of several tools lined up together. Transfer tool stamping is used to perform operations on the part free from the strip.
Advantages of transfer tool:
Single transfer tool in simple design
design change could be easily adopted
economical for complex product
How to choose the most suitable tool
-the design process complexity
-the type of production
-the speed of manufacture
-the size of the product
-the cost of the investment
-the requirement of product quality and tolerance
For simple small parts, progressive or transfer metal stamping tool may not be the best option, while for complex forming parts, one or the other is often the best choice. Both progressive and transfer tool stamping are widely used to manufacture automotive parts.
For this product, we choose transfer tool, because the high strength material grade, complex shape and customer requirement.
The best suitable stamping method for your product is depend on the application requirements. If you are hard to decide, please contact with us, we will evaluate and give you suggestions.