Compared with its rivals, Gripflow™ produces parts with the characteristics of fineblanking at a lower cost. Gripflow™ leverages the merits of conventional stamping and fineblanking processes to derive an economical alternative, yet high-quality product.
The process uses a conventional, single-action hydraulic press with CNC controls, which allows the production speed to be controllable in the cutting process. A stamping is squeezed from the parent material accomplished by minimal clearance between punch and die components. The material retention during stamping ensures high-repeatability from part to part and dimensional accuracy to specifications. Production rates are dependent upon part size, material type and thickness.