The practice of forming products with the use of an elastic medium has been established for a fairly long time and has shown itself to be a reliable and economic method of making products of complex shape. Stamping with an elastic punch offers the following advantages:
1) the manufacture of products with high mechanical properties and a quality surface;
2) the use of less metal for the production process due to elimination of the need for two tools; and
3) maintenance of high productivity.
Forming with an elastic punch is most often done to make parts for the aerospace sector and to stamp body parts for the automotive industry.