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Greater precision, longer life span steer R&D efforts in progressive metal stamping dies sector

Makers can raise precision to 0.002mm, and the average number of strokes to 30 million.


  • Improving precision & durability: Makers are adopting better materials and advanced manufacturing equipment and technology to raise product precision and durability. Mainstream releases support 0.005 to 0.05mm precision, and some companies can achieve 0.002mm. The average number of strokes reaches 1 million to 8 million, with several suppliers hitting 30 million.
  • Material upgrades: China manufacturers are exploring steel bonded carbide, high carbon and chromium steel, and even cold work steel. Many are turning to YG15, SKD11, SKD61 and DC53 for these inputs’ higher temperature resilience, hardness and toughness. Companies source them locally or from Japan providers.
  • Broader application base: Makers’ R&D work involves being able to process more types of metal to meet rising demand. At present, companies can handle cold-rolled, galvanized, stainless and silicone steel, aluminum, iron, brass and copper. The dies are suitable for automation, medical, industrial and communication equipment, electronics and electronic components. Many suppliers are eyeing the military and aviation sectors, and are therefore bolstering production capability.

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All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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