Patent Number: 6,253,594

Title: Method of producing a stamped item

Abstract: A method of forming a hollow, bullet-shaped article having a strap extending across the normally closed end. The method includes the steps of drawing a metal blank into a cylindrical cup, piercing the bottom of the cup in at least two locations to form a strap, and reducing the diameter of the cup while leaving the length of the strap substantially unchanged so that the strap arcs away from the cup.

Inventors: Stallings; Hulon D. (Grosse Isle, MI)

Assignee: Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company

International Classification: B21D 22/28 (20060101); B21D 28/32 (20060101); B21D 28/24 (20060101); B21D 53/00 (20060101); B21D 028/28 (); B21D 028/32 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018