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Commercial Stamping

Commercial stamping refers to the many processes that can be used to stamp a mark into the surface of a metal part, usually for identification, proof of compliance, or for branding purposes. From its state-of-the-art facilities in Upstate New York, Elmira Stamping & Manufacturing offers a range of contract manufacturing commercial stamping services.

Commercial stamping typically involves the use of metal stamps, dies, or engraving tools to mark, label, or shape metal components or products for commercial or industrial purposes. Our commercial stamping services are used by businesses in various industries for a wide range of applications. Depending on the particulars of each job, the method of stamping can vary, but will usually include one or more of the following processes:

Part Marking

Metal stamping may be used to imprint important information on metal parts and components. This might include serial numbers, part numbers, manufacturing dates, quality control marks, or company logos.

Identification Tagging

Metal stamping is an effective way to create durable identification tags or nameplates for equipment, machinery, or products. These tags usually contain identifying information, certain specifications, safety warnings, serial numbers, or the like.

Embossing and Debossing

Metal stamping can be used to create raised (embossed) or recessed (debossed) patterns or designs on metal surfaces. This technique is customarily employed for decorative uses on picture frames, plaques, or signage.

Metal Shaping

Commercial metal stamping services may be used to shape or form metal sheets or blanks into specific configurations or contours. This technique is useful in the manufacturing of metal components used in aerospace, automotive, and electronics applications, among others.


Coining is an intricate stamping process that can produce precise, highly detailed designs or features on products like metal coins, tokens, medallions, and the like.

Sheet Metal Stamping

This is a common industrial process where metal sheets are stamped or pressed into specific shapes or forms, often used in the production of automotive parts, electronics enclosures, and household appliances.

Metal Marking for Compliance

For industries that place a priority on part compliance and traceability, such as aerospace and automotive, commercial stamping provides a convenient, effective means to quickly authenticate a part’s manufacture or certification history.

Promotional Branding

Businesses may use metal stamping services to create branded promotional premium products, such as keychains, medals, or badges.

There are other options available, and the ES&M team will be happy to help you arrive at the most cost-effective way to accomplish your objectives.