At Keats Manufacturing we specialize in developing custom high-precision stamping solutions for the medical devices industry. We work with customer provided component drawings to develop custom progressive die or multi-slide stamping tooling which we use to produce the final part. Our specialty is high volume, complex metal stamped parts with tight tolerances and multiple cuts and bends. We have stamping equipment ranging from 10 to150 tons of die pressure. Our extensive experience means we are very familiar with the medical device industry’s need for quality and consistency.
Custom Stamping tooling backed by a lifetime guarantee
At Keats we know that the stamping tool is the backbone of every project. Every project for us is a complete custom build of new tooling to produce an individual component. That’s why we stand behind every progressive and four-slide tool we build with a lifetime zero-cost maintenance guarantee. It doesn’t matter if the project lasts 2 years or 20 years, you can rely on our tooling to stand the test of time. Keats’ state of the art tool and die development process allows us to ensure that we are producing quality product 100% of the time.
Applications for Metal Stamped Medical Device products
We understand that medical devices are critical to the health and wellness of billions of people globally. We also understand that safety and reliability are paramount. Our process can be used to produce many different types of parts for various medical device applications. Some of the parts we produce include terminals, clips and brackets. Typically, our parts go into an electromechanical or electrical assembly which is then part of a larger final product. We also specialize in torque limiters, heat sinks, bus-bars and many other parts. The wide variety of use cases for our parts is what allows us to work with so many different types of medical products.
Raw materials commonly used in production for Metal Stamped parts
Keats Manufacturing has worked with nearly every possible metal. We work with ferrous and non-ferrous material. Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Copper and Brass are some of the most used materials in our process. We have an experienced engineering team that works directly with our customers on every single project to ensure the correct and most cost-effective materials are used. Not only can we help suggest the best material for your part, our stamping process is always tuned to use the least possible amount of raw material to arrive at the finished part. This efficiency-based approach results in substantial cost savings.
We stamped the parts, now what?
Over time all metal will begin to corrode or degrade. This is why metal finishing is a critical last-step in the stamping process. Our network of over 75 suppliers specializing in every metal finishing process available means your part will always have the right finish. From plating to passivation and deburring to degreasing we have the resources to ensure your parts look and perform the way they were intended.
Custom Metal Stamping North America
Our flagship operation and corporate headquarters is in Wheeling Illinois. At this campus we design and develop the production tooling that will eventually make its way to our other facilities which are located in El Paso, Texas just across from the Mexican border and Queretaro, Mexico which is about 2 hours from Mexico City. Our 3 Keats locations all have the same production machines which allows us to produce parts in the closest location to our customers. This allows us to provide 24-hour lead times and on-site customer service.
Metal Stamping experience is built over decades
Since 1958 when brothers Bert & Glenn Keats started stamping parts from a small store-front on the north side of Chicago the Keats companies have cultivated a reputation of excellence. We are the trusted stamping provider to over 100 multi-billion dollar companies. We deliver the best parts in the industry. Precision metal stamping is a very specialized field and it takes experience to do the job right the first time. Keats employs over 250 of the brightest minds in the stamping industry. All three of our plants are certified to ISO:9001 and IATF:16949.