WARWICK, RI – A.T. Wall Company, a world-class supplier of superior precision tubing and fabricated metal components, announced that it provides machine stamped end seals for fuel cell batteries.
In large volumes, stamping becomes a much faster method of manufacturing than machining, driving down production costs compared to traditional machining. This in turn improves the ability of fuel cell technology to compete in the marketplace. Going to cost effective stamping methods also gave fuel cell developers access to high volume and high quality parts.
ATW Companies has enhanced its stamping capabilities and is expert at piercing very small holes through very thick material. For the fuel cell battery top, A.T. Wall was able to pierce a .078 inch hole through .125 inch material, which far exceeds the industry standard.
According to John O’Brien, corporate sales for A.T. Wall Company, “We applied our design expertise, material knowledge, and careful monitoring of tool wear to develop a stamping solution that allows us to form material of higher than normal thickness with high precision, well beyond what is usually considered possible.” Working directly with engineers in the initial phase of a development project allows A. T. Wall to meet numerous design challenges and come up with a cost effective solution. “There are areas that will remain machined parts, but knowing where stamping fits could supply my customer a competitive advantage. In this way, we become a resource for our customers.”
A.T. Wall Company is a subsidiary of ATW Companies, which also includes Judson A. Smith Company, located in Boyertown, PA, and Parmatech Corporation, located in Petaluma, CA.