RAO is an expert in deep drawn metal stampings. Our deep drawing history goes back to the 1950’s when the toolmakers’ knowledge was the key to succeeding with every project. RAO learned metal forming through experience & has passed it forward through generations of the business to our current team of engineers & toolmakers. Our team’s understanding of deep drawing, coupled with today’s modern CAD & simulation technology, can support all of your design needs for deep drawn parts.
Our engineering expertise at RAO goes well beyond just deep drawing. To support our wide customer base & product needs, we are also highly proficient in:
metal fabricating (laser, brake forming)
stage & progressive stamping
Custom tooling, when required for your project, is designed by our engineers & built in house by our toolmakers. At RAO, we control all aspects of design & build of your tooling – a key to our success. We have a well-equipped tooling department, with over 13 skilled toolmakers across our 3 shifts to help us deliver your projects right & on-time, the first time.
Prototyping services are also available. Our wide range of forming, cutting, and welding capabilities enable RAO to help get you to that next step in your design.
RAO has equipment, knowledge, and skill to support your needs: from concept design to production delivery. We encourage you to contact our engineering team to discuss your next project. Our engineers will help you find the lowest cost, best possible design to meet your applications.
Engineering & Development Team Support
Pro/E design software
Autoform Forming Simulation Software
- Finite elements analysis; “Virtual press tryout”
- Surfcam & Fanuc wire
PC/DMIS quality control software
- CNC 3-axis machining, up to 90” x 130” tables
- CNC wire EDM cutting
- Turning to 36” diameter
- 40+ Presses up to 850 tons & 98” x 51” beds
- TIG & MIG welding; steel, aluminum, stainless steel
- Spot welding
- Fastener insertion
- Laser cutting
- Press brake forming & folding
- Aqueous washing