Metal Stampings for Electric Vehicles
As the electric vehicle market focuses on providing higher fuel economy for drivers and lower carbon emissions to eliminate environmental pollution, the EV market is continuously evolving with new developments for the automotive sector. Wiegel is here to support those new innovations with quality metal stamping components that meet custom specifications required for these revolutionary technologies. We have over 80+ years of experience serving OEM and tier manufacturers with metal stampings such as electrical contacts, connectors, busbars, terminals, fasteners, press-fin pins, shields and other precision parts with tight tolerances, unique design features and special pre- and post- applications.
We are seeing many trends in the electric vehicle market for custom busbars for EV battery technologies and we’ve been able to help many start-up and long-time electric vehicle manufacturers produce these components with special powder coatings, plating, lamination, assembled hardware or multi-part assembly and other unique requirements necessary for their applications. We’ve also assisted with manufacturing complete electric vehicle battery modules for our customers using advanced automation equipment and robotics assembly lines. Another trend we see in electric vehicles that have autonomous driving capabilities are metal stamped electrical connectors for sensors and cameras installed on the exterior of the vehicle. We’re also seeing a need for lighter weight metal stampings, electrical terminals for battery enclosure applications, thin lamination metal stampings required for electric vehicle motors, electrical contacts for switch applications and press-fit pin terminal stampings and shielding components used in turbochargers for electric vehicle trucks and cars.
Working with Wiegel is working in partnership with experts who take electric vehicle metal stampings to mass-volume, high-quality production fast, but who also help to guide our customers in engineering and design and successfully work through challenging prototype and feasibility phases. We are an 80+ year metal stamping production operation consisting of leading, brand-named Bruderer and Minster progressive die heavy and high-speed metal stamping equipment, along with in-house tooling developed for seamless high-volume production. With our premier machinery and equipment, we are able to produce multi-million part programs for our customers at incredible speed and at a competitive cost. We also incorporate our very own vision system and sensor technology that thoroughly inspects and identifies part features and dimensions with automated camera imaging during production lines. This quality control process ensures all stamped electric vehicle parts produced with our stamping equipment always yields 100% quality and zero defects.
OUR PRODUCTION PARTS
Wiegel produces a variety of precision metal stampings made from copper, precious metal and ferrous metals. We specialize in manufacturing of both precision electrical connectors and non-electrical parts that are used in our world’s most demanded consumer products and essentials.
Some examples of custom, precision metal stampings we’ve produced for our electric vehicle manufacturing customers include:
- Anode Collector
- Cathode Collector
- Compression Limiters
- Crush Bushings
- Current Collector
- High Voltage (HV) Busbar
- Lead Frames
- Lighting Components
- Low voltage (LV) Busbar
- Press-fit Pins
- Rolled Bushings
- Selective Plated Lead Frames
- Selective Plated Terminals
- Terminals, Contacts and Connectors
- Transmission Lead Frames
- Wire and Cable Connectors
- Phosphor Bronze
- Beryllium Copper
- Stainless Steel
- Carbon Steel
- Galvanized Steel
WIEGEL METAL STAMPING SERVICES FOR THE Electric Vehicle INDUSTRY
We Prioritize customer satisfaction
At Wiegel, our utmost priority is customer satisfaction with the quality and integrity of our parts. In-die sensors, press monitoring systems, camera vision systems and a dedicated inspection team ensure parts leaving the production line exceed customer expectations.
The press monitoring system tracks production OEE and offers real-time data feedback reporting from every press on the shop floor. Data collected is used to drive efficiency and eliminate downtime so raw material is processed through machines quicker, parts are coming off the presses at accelerated speeds and parts are delivered and in the hands of our customers on time. As an advanced quality measure, multiple in-die sensors and in-line camera vision systems inspect critical dimensions of all running parts at high speed and high accuracy to eliminate error and ensure the consistent delivery of quality parts.
Wiegel invests in cutting-edge technology to drive process efficiencies and produce high-quality and cost-effective product. We operate progressive die metal stamping technology from Minster and Bruderer, the leaders in stamping automation technology and equipment. Our enhanced manufacturing equipment is capable of producing with more precision and accuracy and can achieve complex geometries and tighter tolerances. We also have a dedicated automation department that develops in-die sensor technology and camera vision systems used to incorporate quality assurance through all phases of stamping production. With a committed team, innovative equipment and superior quality control, Wiegel can provide progressive die high-speed stamping and heavy stamping services that turnaround reliable parts on-time and on-budget.
Wiegel is known for building partnerships through a “co-engineered” approach to collaboratively address design and manufacturing challenges alongside our customers. Together, with customer engineering and sourcing teams, we are routinely able to co-develop solutions and bring cost saving ideas to complex projects. It is our goal to optimize efficiency on every project by seamlessly bridging the workflow between the customer and Wiegel. Decades of experience has proven to us that the most cost-effective manufacturing strategies synergize the best engineering practices at both the customer and at Wiegel. We continually strive to be a premier service provider and invaluable resource to each customer by helping to drive efficiencies in all moving parts of a project.
With Zeiss CMMs, OGP smart scopes and dedicated sensor and camera vision system technology to monitor stamping parts in and off production lines, our customers know quality assurance is our number one priority. We are IATF and ISO certified and have a dedicated quality lab and inspection team responsible for maintaining quality control at the greatest extent.Learn More
Wiegel lives by the philosophy of embracing the latest technology. We have regular technology updates and new equipment acquisitions so we can always have the necessary tools to develop breakthrough techniques and processes and deliver quality parts.Learn More
Supply Chain Management
From the very bottom of the supply chain, we manage product material, metal stamping production, pre- and post- stamping operations as well as product handling, tactical scheduling, logistics and delivery. Wiegel helps manufacturing customers reduce their supply base by offering assistance in all phases of metal stamping production from early design concepts to tooling to production of finished stampings and assemblies. Customers can track projects with real-time updates and keep all teams aligned with project goals.Learn More
Other Industries We Serve
It’s our mission to offer premier metal stamping and metal forming solutions to the most challenging and innovative engineering product designs. We combine advanced metal stamping production and tooling equipment, superior quality controls, seamless automation and production processes and a knowledgeable and experienced team to serve an array of market segments.