Standard Die has mastered the use of several materials, many of which are specialty and refractory metals. No matter what you need, you can trust that we have the equipment and expertise to work with you and help you choose the best metal for your project.
Skilled with metals from soft aluminum to brittle molybdenum.
Materials and metallurgical engineer on staff
We have extensive experience with a variety of thin gauge materials, particularly with refractory and other specialty metals. Our ability to work with these materials and craft intricate parts sets us apart as a precision metal stamper. We understand the unique properties of these metals. We know their strengths and weaknesses, along with their forming and drawing abilities.
Our greater vendor relationships mean you get great value.
50 years working with respected metal suppliers
Our established relationships with our suppliers, 50 years in the making, almost ensure that we get you the highest quality of materials at a competitive price. You also get the best value because our suppliers will only recommend the ideal quality of material needed for your particular application. Our engineers can pick up the phone and work together with our suppliers’ metallurgical experts to solve any unique material challenges that may arise.
We stamp, stock, and sell many regular and specialty metals.
Tantalum. Titanium. Niobium. And Many More.
By maintaining our own stock of specialty materials, we can turn around orders for the tightest of deadlines. Even if you’re not ready to order parts, call us if you’re in a tight spot for material. We would be happy to help.
MATERIALS WE DRAW AND FORM
Materials we’ve mastered working with include:
- Aluminum: Aluminum is a lightweight, flexible metal. Whether you need it for a vehicle frame or small parts for a shoe, it’s popular across several industries.
- Brass: Brass is commonly used in the energy industry. The material has properties that make it suitable for lighting and electrical parts. This material is often used for decorations, too.
- Cobalt: Regularly used in the medical industry, cobalt is added to alloys that make reliable orthopedic implants for surgery. The blue hue also makes the material useful for colored paint.
- Copper: Copper is found largely in the energy industry. Formed into electrical wiring, its properties make it perfect for conducting electricity. This material is also good for forming complicated designs.
- Graphite/Carbon: An efficient conductor of electricity, graphite is found in energy-related applications, like batteries and solar panels. It also makes for a coating that lengthens the lifespan of aerospace products.
- Mica: Like copper and brass, mica is generally found in the energy industry. Used in electrical insulators, mica is a soft, lightweight material that cannot conduct electricity and is heat-resistant.
- Molybdenum: Popular in the spacecraft and aircraft industries, molybdenum has a strength that can withstand difficult conditions like high heat and pressure. It’s usually used as a thermal spray coating.
- Nickel: A metal that can avoid corrosion at high temperatures, nickel is layered on top of other metals to protect them. It is also critical to the efficiency of batteries.
- Niobium: Most commonly used in alloys, niobium resists corrosion and improves the strength of materials like stainless steel. It is commonly used to create pipelines and building supports.
- Steel: An extremely versatile material, steel can be hot-rolled, cold-rolled, galvanized and pickled. We can also apply finishes such as zinc and paint to it.
- Stainless steel: Suitable for heavy gauge stamping, a variety of industries use stainless steel. It performs particularly well when formed into heavy-wear parts like railroad parts and trucking equipment.
- Tantalum: With a high melting temperature and hardness, tantalum is used across several industries. Increasingly popular in electric products, tantalum is made into wires that aid small components of smartphones and home appliances.
- Titanium: Thanks to its resistance to corrosion and tensile strength, titanium makes up structural parts that missiles, helicopters and ships need.
- Zirconium: Because of its inability to absorb neutrons, nuclear power industries have great use for this material. Formed into tubing, zirconium is an essential component of nuclear reactors.