Flexible Fabrication Services

At W.S. Hampshire, Inc. we are proud of our outstanding flexible part fabrication services. Our production facility specializes in steel rule, rotary die cutting, punch pressing, and slitting operations, as well as in-house custom die making, tooling, and hot bending. Whether you’re manufacturing motors, generators, transformers or electronic devices, W.S. Hampshire will exactingly bend, fold, form or punch your choice of flexible materials. Using the latest machines from Niagara, Pratt & Whitney and Denison we fabricate a wide variety of papers, laminates and films to ANSI, ASTM, CE, CSA, Mil-Spec and RoHS standards.

We have the ability to process orders from one-off prototypes to large orders and long-term inventory contracts and will deliver your order in a prompt and efficient fashion.

For more information about W.S. Hampshire’s flexible part fabrication services please contact us or see below for details.

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FLEXIBLE PART FABRICATION CAPABILITIES

Operations

Steel Rule
Rotary Die Cutting

Punch Press
Slitting

Automation Capabilities

Manual

Additional Services

In-House Custom Built Dies
In-House Tooling and Fixturing
Hot Bending

Material Thickness

0.001 to 0.125 in

Press Tonnage

3 to 75 tons

Maximum Width

54 in

Minimum Slit Width

0.170 in

Maximum Outside Diameter (OD)

25 in

Tolerance (+/-)

+/_ 0.005 in

Maximum Part Weight/Maximum Lifting Capacity

1000 lbs

Fabrication Process

Bending
Folding
Forming
Printing
Punching

Rolling
Rotary Die cutting
Shearing
Slitting
Stamping

Materials (Metals)

Kraft Paper
Kraft / Polyester laminates
Kraft Boards
Copaco
Rag/Mylar Laminates
Polyester Film
Nomex & Nomex Laminates

Tufquin & Tufquin Laminates
Cequin & Cequin Laminates
DMD
Kapton
Mica
Glass Polyester

Additional Services Provided

Part Design Recommendations
Material selection / recommendations
Reverse Engineering

Typical Products

Flexible electrical insulation
Thermal Barrier papers/films

Production Volume

One min
unlimited max
Specialty Production Shop
Prototype
Low Volume

Small Run
High Volume
Large Run
Long Run
Large Scale Production Volume Run

Lead Times Available

2 – 3 weeks on repeat production parts
4 – 6 weeks on new parts

Quoted on job by job basis
Expedite services available

Industry Focus

Motors
Generators
Transformers

Lighting Ballasts
Electronic Devices

Industry Standards

ANSI
American National Standards Institute
CE
The CE mark (officially CE marking) is a mandatory conformity mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA).
CSA
Canadian Standards Association
Mil-Spec
Military Specifications
RoHS
Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)

Efficiency

Lean Manufacturing

File Formats

#4 Preferred – AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
# 3 Preferred – DXF
Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format
#2 Preferred – IGES
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
JPG or JEPG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDF
Portable Document Format
#1 preferred – SolidWorks (SLDPRT, PRT)
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format

Machine Manufacturers

Niagara
Pratt & Whitney
Denison

Samco
Preco
Dusenberry