Due to practicality and cost advantages, expensive cast and forged products are being replaced by sheet metal parts. The metal stamping die is a particularly excellent tool for creating high volumes of parts with consistent quality, dimensions, and appearance. At the same time, it can be shaped to copy antique handcrafted ornamental designs.
Different non-ferrous materials are used in making tools and dies as well as fixture designs. Alloys of bronze, brass, and beryllium among others are used to make these materials. Copper alloys are usually preferred by tool and die makers who are looking for resistance to corrosion and heat conductivity apart from low magnetization polarization and wear resistance.