Tech Talk

Short Run Metal Stampings Now A Cost Effective Choice

November 1, 2013

Despite common misconceptions, short run metal stampings can actually be a cost-effective choice because of Jones Metal’s in-house tooling. Many of our customers have heard that deep draw stamping is more economical for higher volume jobs because of the cost of tooling. To the contrary—when the tooling is handled in-house, it can translate to more flexible start-up costs, which saves the customer money on the entire job. Short run metal stampings can also be low-cost for prototype and very short-run production. Read the rest of this entry »

Hydroforming prototypes: The optimal cold-forming method for R&D

October 18, 2013

Hydroforming is a commonly-used, cost-effective cold forming process that works extremely well for prototyping used in research and development. Prototyping is an important part of the engineering process and is used to test parts on a small scale before they are manufactured on a larger scale. It also enables engineers to bring their concepts to life. Unfortunately, there isn’t always time or budget available for prototyping, but when there is, hydroforming with Jones Metal Products is the optimal process for creating prototypes and short-runs. Read the rest of this entry »

What Is Cincinnati Hydroforming?

October 7, 2013

Jones Metal Products Company® is fully capable of handling all hydroforming, deep draw stamping and heat-treating needs. As the largest hydroforming contract manufacturer in the industry, our experience ensures cost-efficiency, expert production and flawless finishes for our customers. We have the equipment for deep drawing hydroforming or Cincinnati hydroforming. Because of the unusual name, many people wonder: what is Cincinnati hydroforming and why is it called that?

In 1950, the Cincinnati Milling Machine Company made its first hydroforming machine intended for deep draw forming using a rubber diaphragm and oil pressure. Cincinnati Milling Machine Company’s blueprints changed hands, were sold to other manufacturing companies and were modified through the years, but the excellent original design has endured for more than half a century and the name “Cincinnati” has also been passed down. Today, we refer to the machines and the process as Cincinnati hydroforming out of homage to the original design and out of habit. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Choose a Deep Draw Stamping Company

September 10, 2013

When you’re looking for a company with the deep draw stamping capability and experience to provide you with the metal parts you need, there are several aspects to consider. Here are a few areas Jones Metal Products suggests you look into before making a decision.

Deep draw stamping experience

Jones Metal Products has been in business since 1923. From producing enameled bed pans in the early days to today’s highly sophisticated ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100B:2004 certified processes, Jones Metal Products has built a long and solid reputation with a wide variety of customers, from the aerospace, automotive and medical industries, and many others. Read the rest of this entry »

Hydroforming Titanium: Efficient Process for a Valuable Metal

August 26, 2013

Engineers appreciate titanium for its unparalleled strength-to-weight ratio and its resistance to corrosion. It’s no surprise that this remarkable metal is used in a wide range of demanding applications, from propellers of ocean-going vessels to jet engines to tiny parts in the smart phone you’re probably using. And because it’s non-toxic and binds well with human bone, titanium can be used in a variety of medical devices and implants. Read the rest of this entry »

With hydroforming, there’s no job too small

August 19, 2013

The hydroforming equipment used by Jones Metal Products allows the use of blanks up to 32.5 inches in diameter and can exert forming pressure of up to 10,000 psi. Those numbers might have you thinking that hydroforming is all about making large and expensive parts for such specialized applications as ultra-durable parts for jet engines, swoopy body panels for sports cars and other exotic pieces. But it would be a mistake to dismiss hydroforming when your needs call for production of small parts. Many of the advantages of hydroforming are particularly advantageous when producing small items. Read the rest of this entry »