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Metal Clip Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of metal clip manufacturers and suppliers. Find metal clip companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture metal clips to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top metal clip manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the metal clip companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product news articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of spring clips, metal brackets, or automotive stampings of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • Gurnee, IL 847-855-9200

    We are the metal stampings experts. We have over 30 years of experience creating customized solutions for our customers in a wide variety of industries. We are fully 9001:2008 certified, and we bring that high quality commitment to everything we do. OEMs in industries such as heating and cooling, construction, medical, and electrical have trusted us with their precision metal forming projects with results that consistently exceed their expectations.

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  • Crystal Lake, IL 815-455-1900

    Manufacturer of precision metal stampings for the automotive, electronics, electrical, medical, industrial & consumer markets. Production tooling is covered by a lifetime guarantee & is designed utilizing extensive planning & risk avoidance techniques including sensors, mistake proofing & PPAP.

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  • Cleveland, OH 888-327-6714

    As a premiere metal stamping company in the United States, we are fully capable of producing the engineered products you need to get to get your job done. We believe in providing the very best quality metal stampings, and we never sacrifice on customer service. Contact us today, by giving us a call or visiting our website, to find out more!

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  • Glendale Heights, IL 888-327-8077

    Fast-Rite International offers a full line of top quality metal stampings, including multi-slide, four slide, progressive die products, and precision laser cutting. Our products can be manufactured from various materials such as steel, bronze, copper, brass, aluminum, steel and stainless steel. Visit our website or call us today for more details on our metal stamping capabilities.

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  • Grand Rapids, MI 616-591-9524

    Apex Spring & Stamping is a certified minority owned company that manufacturers springs, stampings, wire forms, clips, and fasteners. Our core industries include automotive, office furniture, medical, recreational, consumer goods, and appliances. We also specialize in value added assembly and prototyping. Our engineering team will ensure your part is both functional and cost-effective. IATF 16949 Certified.

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  • Rochester Hills, MI 888-554-1485

    3-Dimensional is a high-quality provider of laser processing services. Our services include laser cutting of various materials as well as laser welding. We are committed to providing efficient services quickly.

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  • Covington, GA 800-886-9684

    Clarion Metals is a leading manufacturer offering metal stamping, resistance welding, and robotic welding services with cutting-edge technology. We offer engineering, supply chain, prototyping, and training service programs. Our products accommodate the recreational, HVAC, automotive, and solar industries, and we are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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  • Jackson, WI 262-677-5100

    Quality Stamping & Tube Corp has been a leader in the aluminum extrusions and metal stamping industries for over 40 years. We attribute our success to our in-house die-making capabilities and wide range of extruded parts. All of our products are manufactured with quick turnaround and made to be high quality and durable. Our metal stampings can be up to 1/4 inch thick with various metals, including stainless steel, brass, and aluminum.

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Metal Clips Industry Information

Metal Clips

A common alternative to plastic clips are clips made of metal.

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Advantages of Metal Clips

There are numerous benefits of metal clips as opposed to plastic clips. Metal clips are capable of holding more weight, are stronger, and are more durable than plastic clips. Furthermore, certain types of metal clips—such as those made of stainless steel—are resistant to corrosion and other environmental conditions.

Application of Metal Clips

Metal clips are available for a broad range of industries and applications, such as military, telecommunications, marine, and aerospace. Almost every application utilizes a metal clip to some extent. Due to the variety of uses for metal clips, it is best to first know the requirements of your desired application. If you are unsure of the specifics of the application, it is recommended to compare the advantages and disadvantages of the materials and types of metal clips. It is also highly recommended to consult a metal clip manufacturer in order to find an appropriate solution, as they will assist in providing valuable insight.

Design of Metal Clips

Metal clips are usually formed through the process of metal stamping. Metals such as carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or bronze are typically used in fabricating them. They can be made by way of a progressive die machine. Progressive die pressing is one of the most common of all stamping methods. The metal sheet is moved through a single die that is divided into sections, or stations, each of which performs a certain function onto the part. After the part takes shape, a slide holds it against the center tool, where the part is struck by other tools. The front and back tool force the part to wrap around the center tool, forming a U-shape. The right tool forms the clip’s underside and further closes it, and the part is then sent for further treatment.

Materials Used
Since the range of uses for metal clips is so vast, the material used to make the metal clips depends greatly on the desired application. For instance, aluminum is recommended for lightweight applications, and cold rolled steel is a recommended material for more heavy-duty applications.

Types of Metal Clips

Metal clips can come in a variety of different types, including catches, clamps, latches, clasps, and spring clips.

Latches
Can be defined as a set of plates or brackets that are placed at certain points of two adjacent items. The primary function of latches is to fasten items together. Items that utilize latches to carry out their functions include cabinet doors, suitcases, briefcases, and windows. Latches can be found in virtually every industry, from automotive to railroad to aerospace. Metal latches must be built to withstand stress and other environmental factors, and are therefore constructed from steel, stainless steel, aluminum alloys, brass, and cast iron.
Clamps
Can be similarly utilized, but are also used for applications that are more heavy-duty. It is common to find a clamp in applications such as metalworking and woodworking. Several examples of clamps include spring clamps, bar clamps, band clamps, and handscrew clamps.
Spring Clamps
Also known as pinch clamps, function similarly to clothespins but are much stronger. They consist of two handles that are held together by a steel spring. Spring clamps can act as a third hand, holding items for functions such as painting, gluing, or small repairs.
Bar Clamps
A frame that consists of a long bar with two clamping jaws, at least one of which is adjustable by a screw mechanism. Bar clamps can come in many varieties and are used for heavy duty applications such as cabinet making or woodwork.
Band Clamps
Utilize a long, flexible nylon strip to hold an item in place. Band clamps are ideal to hold oval, hexagonal, or irregularly shaped items. It is recommended to find a band clamp that is fitted with a ratcheting mechanism, which assists in releasing and tightening the band. A non ratcheting band clamp must be tightened with a small open-end wrench, which can make for a frustrating and time consuming task.
Handscrew Clamps
Known for their versatility. These clamps are traditionally used for woodworking, and are equipped with a pair of threaded rod handles that can apply a large amount of pressure. The jaws are easily adjustable, and can be adjusted to accommodate for workpieces that are tapered, sloped, or offset, which is a feature that is unique only to this type of clamp.
Spring Clamps
Commonly used to assemble cover panels and hinged components, as well as tightening fabrics, fastening molding trim, and holding cables. They can be used for applications such as keeping a glove box securely closed, or attaching a penlight to a keychain.


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