Cold stamping

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Application Diagram for Cold-foil Stamping
1. First substrate
2. Application of glue
3. Cold-foil stamping
4. UV radiation
5. Worn-cold stamping foil
6. Print refined foil

Cold stamping, also known as press working,[1] is a manufacturing operation in which thermoplastics in sheet form are cold-formed using methods similar to those used in metalworking.[2] A precut thermoplastic sheet, possibly reinforced, is softened by heating to a temperature particular to the plastic in use. The heated sheet is then shaped by stamping using a press.[3] Fiberglass-reinforced thermoplastic sheets are formed using metal stamping presses after the sheets are preheated to about 200 °C (392 °F).[2]


  1. ^ HS Bawa. "Manufacturing Processes -- II". Tata McGraw-Hill, 2004. ISBN 0-07-058372-2. ISBN 978-0-07-058372-6.
  2. ^ a b Erik Lokensgard, Terry L Richardson. "Industrial plastics: Theory and applications". Cengage Learning, 2003. ISBN 1-4018-0469-1. ISBN 978-1-4018-0469-5.
  3. ^ stamping. Marlene G Rosato. "Concise encyclopedia of plastics". Springer, 2001. ISBN 0-7923-8496-2. ISBN 978-0-7923-8496-0.