Multi-Slide/Four-Slide Forming and Assembly

 

MSA-Wiegel has invested in the latest Bihler multi-slide forming technology to provide the most compelling metal forming portfolio available to the global manufacturing industry. We manufacture metal stamped and formed precision parts for OEM and tier manufacturers in the aerospace, appliance, automotive, construction and housing, electrical, electronics, lighting, military, solar and telecom industries, among others. Our multi-slide machines have up to 8 slides and allow us to stamp raw material and form the metal components at different directions simultaneously, all while achieving greater than 90-degree angle bends. Processes like stamping, forming, assembly and welding no longer need to be completed in separate operations as we’re capable of completing multiple manufacturing processes in the multi-slide during a single operation, reducing production time tremendously. Our multi-slide machines can produce parts at up to 800 strokes per minute with high precision and outstanding quality.

We produce tooling for multi-slide forming in our in-house tool room to eliminate our customer’s need to source for an outside tool and die shop in addition to metal stamping and forming production. Everything you need is all in one place. Our tool and die makers and engineers work closely together to ensure design changes and modifications to tools are addressed in-real time. Our engineers provide part design and material recommendations to offer manufacturing cost savings ideas to our customers.  Our engineers work with Siemens NX 3D CAD modeling software to simulate how parts and tools will function in the production process on screen, preventing manufacturing issues and ensuring efficient production runs.

For assembly needs, we can combine multiple stamped parts and join plastic, metal inserts, or hardware components such as fasteners, screw machine parts, bushings, nuts, and studs to metal stampings.

We work with many materials for multi-slide metal-formed, stamped, and wire-formed components including copper, brass, phosphor bronze, beryllium copper, steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, galvanized steel, titanium and platinum. Stamping component features include automated in-die assembled, bi-metal, coated, coined, compliant pin (eye of the needle), countersunk, critical dimensions, embossed, enameled, eyelets, flat, formed, heat-treated, IDC slots, inlay, multiple stamping, numbering, precious metal plated, reeled, shape critical, skived, strain relief, surface critical, surface mounted, tapped, threaded, tip coin, tuning forks, and welded (EB, resistance, laser, spot, and brazed).
 

 

Flat Strip Part Specifications

Part Length: 0.039 in (1 mm) to 6.3 in (160 mm)
Part Width: 0.039 in (1 mm) to 2.4 in (60 mm)
Part Diameter: 0.039 in (1 mm) to 2.3 in (58 mm)
Part Material Thickness: 0.008 in (0.2 mm) to 0.08 in (2 mm)
Tolerance: + / - 0.0004 in (0.01 mm)
 

Round Part Specifications

Part Diameter: 0.08 in (2 mm) to 1.6 in (40 mm) 
Part Width: 0.2 in (5 mm) to 2.4 in (60 mm) 
Part Material Thickness: 0.008 in (0.2 mm) to 0.8 in (20 mm)
Tolerance: +/- 0.004 in (0.1 mm)
 

Wire Part Specifications
(Round, Square, and Shaped Wire)

Part Diameter: 0.08 in (2 mm) to 1.6 in (40 mm)
Part Length: 0.039 in (1 mm) to 6.3 in (160 mm)
Wire Material Thickness: 0.02 in (0.5 mm) to 0.12 in (3 mm)
Tolerance: +/- 0.008 in (0.2 mm)
 

Parts we produce with multi-slide/four-slide technology include:

  • Arc Chambers
  • Brackets
  • Brake Dust Shields
  • Bushings
  • Cable Connectors
  • Cable Holders
  • Clamps
  • Clips
  • Electrical Contacts/Connectors
  • Fasteners
  • Fixing Plates
  • Hooks
  • Lamp Bulb Holders
  • Light Bulb Holders
  • Shielding
  • Springs
  • Terminals
  • Terminal Boxes/Blocks
  • Terminal Cages
  • Tow Hooks
 

Our 150 years of technical expertise and experience in a wide range of markets has allowed us to continually make powerful business relationships and deliver superior products. We pride ourselves on utilizing top-of-the-line metal forming equipment and helping customers embrace industry challenges in the evolving global market with the most innovative solutions. Work with MSA-Wiegel for 100% quality-assured metal formed and stamped components.