July 20, 2015
You may have heard that having metal stamping dies built overseas saves money. A common perception we hear is that you can “save 30 percent” by having dies built overseas. But does this really save money? We find, for the vast majority of customers who have tried it, no – it’s not a money-saving process long term. It’s one of several reasons why many customers are more successful using locally built dies.
A lower purchase price looks great on paper, but you should consider the added and long-term costs of dies sourced overseas. We see companies spending a lot of money and downtime to maintain poorly made dies and get them to run automatically. When you look beyond purchase price, these are some of the reasons that can make locally built dies a smarter, more economical choice:
Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. works to build strong, long-term relationships with our customers, so we closely understand how a die will be used in its manufacturing environment – from part run quantities to tolerances and other requirements. We get to know your operation, so we can suggest cost-saving improvements along the way.
In metal parts stamping and manufacturing, tooling is not a place you want to cut corners. Consider the advantages of a well-engineered die and a responsive local supplier to ensure your parts production and assembly run smoothly. Contact us to ask about your tool and die needs.