Metal stamping involves forming or piercing a piece of metal with a dedicated piece of tooling and stamping the piece with a mechanical or hydraulic press.
Deep drawing manufacturing technology is defined as the stretching of sheet metal stock, commonly referred to as a blank, around a plug. The edges of the metal blank are restrained by rings and the plug is deep drawn into a die cavity to achieve the end shape that is desired. There are many shapes that can be made through deep drawing and stamping such as cups, pans, cylinders, domes & hemispheres, as well as irregular shaped products.
The deep-drawn process is ideal for making parts such as wear-rings and escutcheons out of stainless steel for the hot tub industry, Sierra cups and cups for carbide grinding tools. There are many other applications for this process as well.