FAQs

Read answers to the most frequent questions about Jay Manufacturing's services. 

 
What is metal stamping?

Metal stamping is a term used to refer to various press operations, including blanking, piercing, coining, embossing, deep drawing and forming. This requires applying pressure or force into the surface of a strip or sheet of metal to make a part. Jay Manufacturing specializes in metal stamping with hard tooling. Hard tooling involves the production of customized dies configured to your design standards.

Can rubber be added to a stamped part?

Yes, Jay Manufacturing specializes in inserts for molded rubber parts. When a part design calls for rubber, it is usually molded or added to the part after the metal stamping process.

How large are Jay Manufacturing’s press bed sizes?

Jay Manufacturing runs 14 presses. Our largest press bed size is 29” x 50". The largest part size we produce is 36” x 36”.

What is the capacity of Jay Manufacturing’s presses?

Our 14 presses range in capacity from 2 tons to 200 tons, accommodating a variety of customer needs.

What is the minimum tolerance for metal stamped parts produced by Jay Manufacturing?

We can hold tolerances as close as 0.005" during our metal stamping operations. This tolerance will vary depending on the part, design, material and other factors.

How fast do Jay Manufacturing’s presses run?

Our presses run 35 to 150 strokes per minute (SPM).

What thickness of metal can Jay Manufacturing stamp?

We stamp parts with a wide range of thickness. The thickness of metal that we can stamp is determined by customers’ design specifications and the ultimate tonnage of part to be produced.

What materials does Jay Manufacturing use in the manufacturing of your stamped parts?

We will stamp most metals and alloys specified by the customer, including:
• Steel (cold rolled, hot rolled, galvanized, high and low carbon)
• Stainless steel of most alloys
• Aluminum (all alloys and tempers)
• Brass
• Copper
• Bronze
• Titanium
• Wire Mesh

Can Jay Manufacturing stamp more than one part in your metal stamping operations?

Yes, the process is called nesting and using it effectively allows us to keep production costs competitive while lowering material costs.

What is the smallest size part Jay Manufacturing will stamp?

We can stamp washers as small as .25” OD with .060” ID.

What is the thinnest part Jay Manufacturing will stamp?

We can stamp parts as thin as 0.005”.

Does Jay Manufacturing design its own tooling?

Yes, we will work with the customer to define production parameters and will develop a tool customized design.

Does Jay Manufacturing make its own tooling?

Yes, for most parts we produce customized tooling to customers’ design specifications in-house.

How long does it typically take to produce hard tooling?

Most customized hard tooling is completed within 8-12 weeks after receipt of order.

Do I need to pay for tooling?

The cost of tooling depends on the requirements of the part design. Some standard parts, such as washers, that we can produce using standard Jay Manufacturing owned tools. Custom parts require tooling that is designed and produced to your part specifications. Custom tooling is purchased by customers and becomes their property.

Who is responsible for the cost of tool maintenance?

While customer owned tooling is the property of the customer, Jay Manufacturing bears the cost of routine tool maintenance.

What is water jet cutting?

Water jet cutting is done on a CNC (computer numeric controlled) machine that cuts various materials with a combination of high-pressure water and abrasive sand. Because water jet cutting is done through computer programming, this allows designs to be easily adjusted and modified.

How big is Jay Manufacturing’s water jet machine?

Jay Manufacturing recently upgraded to a new OMAX Maxim 1530 water jet machine with a cutting area of 60” x 120”.

What is the minimum tolerance for water jet cut parts produced by Jay Manufacturing?

Our water jet machine is designed to produce parts with a tolerance of 0.005".

How fast does Jay Manufacturing’s water jet machine run?

The speed of the water jet is calculated by its operating system and depends on the thickness and type of material to be cut.

What thickness of metal can Jay Manufacturing’s water jet machine cut?
Our OMAX Maxim 1530 water jet machine cuts parts between .010” and 3.00”.

What materials does Jay Manufacturing use in the manufacturing of your water jet cut parts?

Our water jet machine cuts most metals and alloys, but can also cut non-metal items like rubber, granite, wood and cardboard.
• Steel (cold rolled, hot rolled, galvanized, high and low carbon)
• Armor Plate
• Stainless steel of most alloys
• Aluminum (all alloys and tempers)
• Brass
• Copper
• Bronze
• Titanium
• Rubber
• Plastic
• Granite
• Wood
• Cardboard

What are Jay Manufacturing’s specialties?

Since 1944, Jay Manufacturing has been a leader in the production of inserts for molded rubber parts. We specialize in producing parts for a variety of industries, including aircraft and aerospace, pump and valve, lighting and entertainment.

Does Jay Manufacturing make prototypes?

We can produce prototypes, depending on the type of application.

How long does it take to produce prototypes?

Customers are always given an estimate of lead time at time of quoting. Lead time for prototypes depends on work load and the time it takes to develop the part.

What types of quality assurance programs are followed?

All of our quality standards meet the Mil-I-45208A and parts of Mil-Q-9858A specifications. We primarily use random sampling to ensure quality based on the size of the order of parts to be made. Part accuracy is examined at the beginning and end of each product run.

What volumes of parts does Jay Manufacturing run on its equipment?

We make orders to our customers’ needs, ranging from 1 piece to 500,000 pieces.

Can Jay Manufacturing produce export shipping documents and arrange for overseas shipments?

We do not export parts directly. We do ship parts to freight forwarders as specified by our customers.

What is Jay Manufacturing's minimum order?

With the variety of machinery, we have the ability to make orders as small as 1 piece.

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