An Edge to Edge Comparison

Compare fine blanking to other manufacturing processes such as, conventional stamping, machining or powdered metal and find out how Burkland Inc. will give you a competitive AdvantEdge™.

 fine blankingburkland vs. conventional stamping

Fine blanking vs. Conventional Stamping. Conventional stamping processes can provide an apparent cost advantage when precision, quality and repeatability are less critical. However, these savings are quickly lost when secondary operations are needed to achieve flatness, functional edge precision and exacting size features that are required for the component performance. The fine blanking process produces parts out of the tool that achieve levels of flatness, perpendicularity, minimal die roll and repeatability that are just not possible in conventional stamping. All this is done with a single stroke of the press. In thicker materials (greater then 9mm thick), cupping and edge tearing, both common in heavy stampings, are virtually eliminated. Fine blanking, when compared to conventional stamping, is the better value and superior technology for the production of metal parts when precision and total system costs are considered.


  fine blankingburkland vs. machining

Fine blanking vs. Machining. Machining processes can produce precision products, but typically at slower speeds and at greater cost than their fine blank replacements. In certain applications, a combination of fine blanking and machining creates the best value overall. Each application needs to be studied on its own merit. However, on a head-to-head comparison, fine blanking allows the metal grain to flow and follow the contour of the part uninterrupted producing a part with superior strength. Parts that are purely machined from raw steel are cut, not formed. This can cause additional fatigue points and detrimental to part performance. Fine blanking, as an alternative to machining, can offer the product characteristics that customer’s desire and often at significantly lower costs. For the ultimate Material AdvantEdge™, products often require fine blanked products AND secondary machining, such as broaching, grinding and CNC milling. Burkland is your single source stop for precision manufactured components and assemblies.


 fine blankingburkland vs. powdered metal

Fine blanking vs. Powdered Metal. Intricate and precise forms can be achieved through the powdered metal process and in many applications this might be best solution. However, design strength can only be increased through increasing the mass of the part. Even then, the powdered metal product’s strength is still found mainly in the compression of the material. Fine blanking, which utilizes a variety of metals and alloys, can offer torsion, tension, shear and compression strength at the optimum mass-to-strength ratio. When compared to powdered metal, the fine blank process can offer the Material AdvantEdge™ for product integrity, conservation of material and component strength in many applications.