Stamping (also known as pressing) is the process of placing flat sheet metal in either blank or coil form into a stamping press where a tool and die surface forms the metal into a net shape. Stamping includes a variety of sheet-metal forming manufacturing processes, such as punching using a machine press or stamping press, blanking, embossing, bending, flanging, and coining. This could be a single stage operation where every stroke of the press produces the desired form on the sheet metal part, or could occur through a series of stages. The process is usually carried out on sheet metal. -Wikipedia-
A pre-pressed band entering a machine to add a small milling required on the piece, after which the metal band is lead to a further press where the entire piece is then stamped out.
The stamping press
Examples of parts being produced through stamping.
The pressing tool being assembled.
Pressed components, before final treatment and decoration.