What is Metal Stamping?

Metal stamping is a process in which a flat piece of sheet metal is placed into a stamping press. Dies are then used to punch or form the steel into custom shapes.

Benefits of Metal Stamping

Metal stamping is a great competitor to other machining processes such as laser presses or brake presses. Although those machines don’t have tooling costs, there are certain parts that they cannot make that metal stamping CAN.

  • Produces high quality and durable parts
  • Low cost
  • Fast turnaround time
  • Consistent & accurate: Forms don’t change as a run is produced
  • Good for mass production: Some can do up to 150 strokes per minute
  • Compound tooling: Capable of making multiple parts at a time

 Recommended Metals

  • Steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Galvanized steel
  • Aluminized steel
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Bronze

Our Process

Many customers come to us to make the tooling for stamping. We can start with a drawing and come up with the best means for you, whether it is Hand Transferred Tooling or Progressive Tooling. The majority of our products are made in the USA.*

Hand Transferred Tooling

Works well for lower volumes. Lower tooling costs.

Progressive Tooling

Works well for higher volumes.

Upon receiving a drawing, tooling is designed, and a piece price quote is provided to you. When a PO is provided, the production of tooling immediately goes underway and is made to the specifications. After sample parts have been approved, full production begins, including any secondary services that are required. After the quality control standards of the customer have been met, the parts are packaged and shipped.

Why Choose GLPS for Metal Stamping?

GLPS has been in the metal stamping industry for over 100 years. We are trusted experts when it comes to long and short-run stamping jobs. We are also proud to offer:

  • Vast experience and proven expertise in product development saves you time and money
  • High-quality parts
  • Fast lead times and flexibility, catering to your specific needs
  • Broad network of reliable vendors to support all aspects of your production process
  • Low overhead leading to cheaper rates without sacrificing quality
  • Just-in-time delivery


Don’t forget, we are a one-stop-shop, ready to help you from start to finish. From drawings to tooling, stamping to assembly, and all the way to packaging, we’re with you each and every step.

*All of our manufacturing, assembly, and finishing is completed in the U.S.A from high-quality metals and other raw materials, the majority of which are also made in the U.S.A.   From time to time we may source steel and other metals from Canada or other countries to offer our customers lower prices or where particular metals are not manufactured in the U.S.A. If having a product “all or virtually all” made in the U.S.A. is important to you, please let us know and if we can complete your order with entirely made in the U.S.A. materials, we will be happy to do so. We can also provide certificates, showing the place of origin of the metal, if requested at the time your order is placed”.

Additional Information

Industry Focus
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Electrical
  • Air / Water Cooling
  • Construction
  • Marine
Intended Application
  • Cup Washers
  • Electrical Motor Fan Covers
  • Hot Water Tank Igniter Switches
  • Baffles
Industry Standards
  • The Business Council of New York State
  • NFIB
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership
  • RoHS
  • OSHA Compliant
File Formats
  • AutoCAD