Research and Development Support

AK Stamping's development cycle begins with custom ideas and concepts that are developed into quality finished products. Attention is given at each stage, knowing that every step along the way is integral to the success of the project.

Through research and development, ideas and concepts are analyzed through materials research and new technology application.  Product design begins with manufacturing analysis and part simulation. Our prototype support has quick turn, stage tool options, and a brief 2-3 week lead time.  The tooling is all done in-house, from the tool design to the tool build.  High volume production encompasses the program ramp phase and ongoing production of precision metal stampings. 

Here is a typical development cycle of a custom-engineered product:


Research and Development (R&D) activities in new products, production methods, and technologies are key to maintaining a leading market position. With engineering groups in the US and China, AK Stamping's engineering and R&D services allow for real-time project collaboration and round-the-clock NPI support.  Continual investment in new equipment, development of new products, and most importantly, investment in its employees has enabled it to:

  • Increase productivity
  • Bring new technology to market
  • Reduce total costs
  • Receive numerous patents

AKS fosters a culture of innovation within the organization, leveraging talented engineers, designers, tool makers, machinists and other employee talents to create great solutions.  The company will continue to invest in R&D activities to benefit the markets it currently serves, and discover new markets for its products.