Metal stamping is a manufacturing process used to form parts from sheet metal. In the process a flat sheet of metal in either blank or coil form is placed into a stamping press utilizing custom made tooling to cut and shape the part.
Yes. We regularly stamp materials such as Mylar, Delrin, and thin plastics. If the part is flat and less than .032 thick it may lend itself to conventional stamping.
Diversified Tool & Die has been focused on tooling and stamping since 1972. Our company has extensive experience with both simple and complex single stage and progressive tooling.
Yes. All tooling is designed and built on site at our facility in Vista, California.
The customer owns the tool and it is stored no charge at Diversified for the active life of the project. The customer has the right to remove the tool for a small stocking fee. Tools inactive for more than 5 years are subject to disposal at our discretion.
All our tools are designed for tool life and serviceability. Diversified tools are maintained for the life of the program at no extra charge.
We generally work in the .003 to .187 material thickness range, material type and part size will also come into play. Very generally speaking, if the part is within this thickness range and can fit in a shoebox it will fit our capabilities. Of course there are always exceptions.
No. But tooling can be costly and usually it takes quantities in the 1,000’s to warrant production tooling. Prototype tooling will usually suffice for lower quantities.
Yes. Diversified can provide part design assistance and has in house prototyping capability. Prototypes can be done in quantities up to the 1,000’s. A properly developed and prototyped part is the key to production success.
We can provide production Wire EDM parts, post stamping CNC machining, part tapping (both in die and secondary) and tumble deburring.
Yes. We have developed many long term relationships with outside suppliers for services such as powder coating, plating, anodizing, special coatings, heat treating, laser welding, etc.
Yes. If a tool is available for inspection we can advise the customer as to what will be needed to run the tool at our facility.
Yes. We can work from blanket orders and make weekly and monthly shipments.
Yes. Diversified has many years of experience shipping parts overseas.
Yes. Parts suitable for shipping in the Southern California area can be delivered with our truck.
Tooling designs and data are the sole property of DTD and are not in quoted die charges. Purchase of DTD die designs and data may be negotiated at time of removal.
Goods shipped by DTD shall be presumed accepted as satisfactory by buyer if we are not notified of damages, shortages, or other discrepancies within 10 business days. Rejected parts must be returned to us for rework. Further processing or assembly of goods by buyer or any other party shall constitute a waiver of any liability on DTD’s part.