The Fine Blanking advantage

Fine Blanking is a specialized form of stamping used to produce high-precision parts with clean-cut, straight edges with a high degree of reliability and repeatability. The use of higher pressures and additional forces means that more operations can be carried out in a single die with higher dimensional accuracy. Fine blanked parts with complex shapes involving forming can therefore be produced in shorter and more cost-effective production cycles and with reduced incidence of secondary operations like machining or re-striking for flatness. The parts produced by us are an example of these multiple advantages.

Clean-cut and Straight edges

The combined action of three forces during blanking results in finished edges superior to conventional stamping process.

Flatness

The nature of the material holding and cutting action results in a high level of flatness, eliminating added operations like re-striking.

High strength and Wear resistance

Flat rolled steel of varying tensile values are used to produce fine blanked parts and the combination of the blanking, counter and V-ring forces imparts higher wear resistance to the cut edges.

Multiple features within the tool

Progressive tools and additional forces make multiple operations, such as coining, forming and bending, possible in a single tool. This means reduced machining costs and shorter lead times for large production runs.

Positional accuracy and
high-volume consistency

Fine blanking is ideal for keeping tight tolerances across high-volume production batches. Small holes in relation to material thickness can be pierced close to the edges of the part.

Stamping - do more with less

Our Stamping operations are geared to produce parts in thin (<0.5mm) and thick steel (6 to 9mm), with a variety of shapes and features and across applications like Braking, Chassis, Steering parts for 4 and 2 wheelers and Tractors. The operation is designed to be flexible and cost competitive, also in medium and low volume situations, and uses stage as well as progressive die technology.

Shaping Metal

Different bending and cutting profiles, using stage tools and progressive dies.

Cost efficient production

Efficient utilization of material and adaptive tooling keep the cost per part low, even for small batches.

Flexibility & variety

Parts of different sizes and volumes, material-range includes special coated steels, stainless steel, tubes, bars/ rods.

Finished parts, better solution

We take the responsibility of delivering finished parts and components to our customers; in addition to the core fine blanking and stamping, we perform a range of value-added secondary operations. We ensure the quality of the processes carried out both in-house and by our network of capable suppliers.

In-house secondary operations:

Deburring
Machining
Broaching
Washing
Riveting
Welding
Grinding
Assembly

External suppliers secondary operations:

Heat Treatment
Surface Treatment
Over-molding

Tool room & Engineering - the heart of technology

Our well-equipped tool room deploys the latest technology in tool design and manufacturing. Our design team is trained in 3D and 2D CAD systems on the same platforms used by our partners, which enables rapid design reviews and exchange of information. The access to subject specialists in Malvestiti and IMA and constant exchanges between our internal teams, as well as working in close association with our customers ensures that we are able to deliver proven solutions for varying customer needs.

Our engineering capabilities extend beyond tooling to areas like component design modification for better manufacturability, material selection, process and product flow design, and design and manufacturing of process gauges and check fixtures.

The tool manufacturing facility is equipped with CNC machining and turning centers, wire EDMs, jig boring machines, cylindrical and surface grinding machines and necessary measurement equipment.

MIM can also offer a unique ‘collaborative solution’ to customers involving distributing the manufacturing of tooling and tool components between the facilities in India and Italy, thereby shortening the development cycle. This is another way we leverage the power of our network.