Pressing Phase : Pressing StampPosted by Shymb28 on October 11, 2016 at 9:15 pm
I’ve search high and low and seem to be stuck. What are some good places to purchase pressing stamp or anything like like that?
MemberOctober 12, 2016 at 12:07 am
What are you trying to do?
MemberOctober 12, 2016 at 8:18 pm
Hey Bob, by the way thank you for advice. Ive come up with another formula and its great.
Okay so I am down to the pressing stages with my powders. Right when they are in the pan I want there to be a symbol or design that is embedded into the product. Now I know within due time once the product is used the Design/logo will be non existent. I am just looking for there to be a design symbol, something that makes it distinctive to the client. I’ve attached a link to a product that looks as what I am describing.
MemberOctober 12, 2016 at 8:23 pm
Machine shop job. Or an engraver. Depending on the degree of detail required.
MemberOctober 12, 2016 at 8:33 pm
Thanks for the response Belassi. I am fairly new into this is there anything else other than a machine I can use even if i have to do it manual. I brought from a website “Pressing ribbon” and I can manually do this into the press powders. But as I searched to see if there is anything out there with a different pattern or design it seems I cant find anything.
MemberOctober 12, 2016 at 9:05 pm
1. Do you have a logo and if so is it trademarked. If not then that is the first thing to do.
2. Take your logo to a 3-D design professional and have it made into a 3-D drawing.
3. Take your 3-D drawing to a printing company - one that prints in sintered metal - and have them print it with a backing the correct size and shape for the stamp.
There are alternative methods using older technology but this is about the simplest.
MemberOctober 12, 2016 at 9:23 pm
When you make a pressed powder, you need a real press to apply several hundred psi, or your powder will not stay in the pan. Something like this manual one from Carver will work, but it’s very slow:
You will also need a pressed powder mold+ram, like this one:
The ram can be possibly be engraved deeply enough to leave a simple design in the powder, but it will be costly.
You can’t do this by hand without a press and get consistent results.
MemberOctober 14, 2016 at 7:09 pm
Belassi thank you I have began looking into it.
MemberOctober 14, 2016 at 7:19 pm
After your response I look into few other places even found a few places outsourced that sells the equipment. Unfortunately for now to cut my cost I am going to withhold for that FOR NOW. I’m doing everything by hand now just so i can get an Idea on what needs to be done etc, Now i’m not doing in major batch sizes. So I am okay with the process of manually hand pressing it. Its more then the less for me to get the idea of my next move. But I have received quotes, and sometime next year I will be buying the equipment.
MemberOctober 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Good for you. If you can get the right mold, with some creative tinkering using one of these presses in the lab can give you an approximation of what a hydraulic press can do. The trick is to always press with the same amount of duration and force.
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