Stamped Metal Parts for the Automotive Industry

From fuel delivery systems to airbag components, stamped metal parts can be found in almost every system of automotive vehicles.

What unifies these disparate stamped metal parts in the automotive industry is the focus on quality — a quality that only metal stamping specialists like Engineering Specialties Inc. (ESI) can ensure.

ESI’s dedication to quality is built into our processes from the ground up. Our state-of-the-art metal stamping facility is fully IATF 16949:2016 certified, and we apply a disciplined Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) approach based on the regimented demands of the automotive parts industry.

A provider for automotive suppliers for nearly 30 years, ESI understands that your needs extend beyond manufacturing. Stamped parts are just one component of your complex assembly, which is why we also specialize in automated assembly.

Automated Assembly

Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 automotive suppliers perform close inspections on all received assemblies and subassemblies. Quality-based rejections, depending on severity and quantity, can cause significant downtime, expedited freight, or customer line-down situations.

ESI’s automated assembly capabilities offer a solution to avoiding these quality missteps.. Our team of highly skilled engineers can design and build custom automated assembly machines for virtually any assembled part. Our vision equipped automated assembly machines ensure defect-free shipments.

Vision Inspection Technology

One of the primary components of our assembly machines is vision inspection technology. In fact, almost everything that we produce at ESI, from simple stamped parts to complex assemblies, can be inspected in this way.

The automated vision inspection technology employed at ESI, which can be seamlessly integrated into automated assembly processes, uses high definition cameras and cutting edge software to inspect parts for a dozen or more pre-programmed dimensions and specifications. Inspection of each part takes only milliseconds, allowing for full-run quality control checks that don’t harm lead times.

Proven Track Record

ESI maintains industry-leading tolerances — as tight as +/-.001” (.025 mm) for stamping and .0002” (.005 mm) for machining — and high-speed, large volume production capabilities, allowing us to process orders over 150 million pieces a year.

These capabilities, combined with our unwavering dedication to quality, have made ESI a highly selected metal stamper in the automotive industry. Our successful automotive manufacturing projects include:

  • Airbag retention bracket
  • Other airbag components
  • Steering wheel assemblies
  • Cable clamps and tubes
  • Tether anchors
  • Grounding straps
  • Piston assemblies
  • Horn switches

Contact Our Stamped Metal Parts For Automotive Applications

ESI’s custom stamped parts have a hand in many critical automotive safety features that drivers never even see.

The knee airbag grommet, which we manufacture in quantities greater than 1,000,000 annually, was a part with such unique geometry and exceptional strength requirements that it could not be conventionally stamped. Our team developed a customized, 24 station progressive tool that would stamp the piece to perfection with every draw.