Sheet metal parts play a major role in many areas of daily use. They are found for example in watches as filigree components and as a component of a complex clockwork or as components for suspension in vehicle construction. In both cases we talk about stamped or deformed parts, although it is obvious that from the point of view of the technological requirements, they have little to do with each other. That is why a general analysis of the topic is difficult. Rather, the individual requirements of a sheet metal part must be properly understood and taken into account.
The market demands shorter development cycles for new products and sets high quality and cost requirements. This forces companies to continuously improve the process of product development. In the product development process, there is a large number of improvement potentials, which can be traced back to a closer interdisciplinary focus and in-depth knowledge in the field of production technologies. A product will work well, be economically and process-reliably manufacturable, if succeeded in coordinating the optimal technologies with the requirements. In order for a well-coordinated product to be transferred to production, the technological feasibility (the concept of tools) must be continuously verified and the development of costs for tools and parts monitored.