Punching and Other Holemaking

Making holes is a critical capability for fabricators. This technology area covers ironworkers, perforating machines, piercing machines, drills, slotting machines, single-station punch presses, turret punch presses, and combination laser/punch presses.

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Punch press tooling creates bends up to 90 degrees

April 27, 2016

Wilson Tool International® offers Opti-Bend tooling for punch press operations. The tooling allows sheet metal fabricators to create bends up to 90 degrees on the punch press, which helps eliminate the need for secondary operations at the press brake. The tooling includes a rotating cam in the...

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Tool enables threading on punching machine

April 19, 2016

Pass Stanztechnik AG has developed the ps:multi-thread®, a threading tool that can be used as a six-station multitool integrated in one rotatable D-station of a Prima Power punching machine. The tool is made with six positions that can be equipped with thread form units with measurements from...

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Allied Machine marks 75 years in business

April 13, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp., a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems based in Dover, Ohio, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2016. The third-generation family-owned company was established in 1941 by Harold Stokey as a manufacturer of locknuts and taper sleeve adapters for...

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LVD Strippit PX-Series: Punch, Bend, Form & Tap

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Punch, bend, form and tap all on a single machine with the Strippit PX punch press. The single-head design offers the versatility of 20 indexable tool stations able to hold any size tool up to a diameter of 3.54”. The Strippit PX efficiently handles complex, three-dimensional parts, bends parts up to 3.54” in length and up to 3” tall. Material handling options available. Learn more.

Sheet metal fabrication basics: 7 strategies for punching success

March 2, 2016

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One of the most mature technologies in metal fabrication, punching is also one of the most misunderstood, perhaps because the process can ccomplish so much—punch myriad shapes, form, even bend flanges. Regardless, if a shop follows some basic strategies, it will be well on its way to better parts and greater throughput.

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Punching on a press brake

March 1, 2016

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Looking to breathe new life into an older press brake? C-frame tooling can be used to turn that brake into a precision punching machine for some parts.

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Allied Machine updates product selector online recommendation tool

February 11, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp., a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems in Dover, Ohio, has updated its Product Selector online recommendation tool at www.alliedmachine.com/adp/adpselect.aspx. The program, which visitors can use to find new tools to meet their needs or to access...

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Coolant-through drill’s flute geometry breaks down chips

January 28, 2016

Dormer Pramet offers the MP-X 8xD coolant-through drill. It features fast chip evacuation, microgram carbide material, and multilayer titanium aluminum nitride coating. The CTW™ (continually thinned web) flute geometry optimizes flute volume and breaks the chips into small, manageable pieces....

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Depth-of-cut sizes added to drill line

January 14, 2016

Walter has introduced several new depth-of-cut sizes for its DC170 drill for steel and cast iron. In addition to the currently available drill lengths of 16xD and 20xD, users now can choose 3xD, 5xD, 8xD, and 12xD. Custom-made versions also are available. The drills feature a land design that...

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EHRT North America to distribute EHRT Maschinenbau products

January 5, 2016

EHRT North America, affiliate of Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc. and Southern States Machinery Inc., has assumed distribution of EHRT Maschinenbau GmbH products, including punching and bending machines for copper busbar, in North America. EHRT North America is administered from Harrisburg, Pa. Karl...

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Upcut production saw with drill/tap option handles large, nonferrous material

January 5, 2016

Scotchman Industries has introduced a new drill/tap option for its GAA-500 90 automatic upcut circular cold saw. The saw is suitable for cutting nonferrous materials at 90 degrees up to 6 in. square and round. The machine uses a shuttle feed design with an adjustable vertical and horizontal...

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Punching machine detects broken punches automatically

December 14, 2015

TRUMPF offers the next-generation TruPunch 5000 punching machine. It features retractable clamps, mobile control, and the new ToolMaster Linear for additional tooling capacity. With retractable clamps, the entire sheet can be used without limitations when nesting parts. According to the company,...

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Software feature helps improve quality in fiber laser drilling

November 17, 2015

Prima Power Laserdyne has enhanced the CylPerf™ software feature on its S94P laser process control for higher quality and throughput in on-the-fly percussion drilling of small, shallow angle holes in aerospace engine combustors. CylPerf is a graphical software utility for programming and...

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Indexable holemaking platform handles variety of applications, materials

November 3, 2015

The new Top Cut 4 indexable drilling platform from Widia™ is targeted to end users that need one drill for a variety of drilling applications and workpiece materials. Capabilities include through- and cross-holes, inclined entries and exits, 45-degree corners, half-cylindrical, concave, and...

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Tool coating extends life of punch press tooling

October 7, 2015

Mate’s new SuperMax™ is a hard, wear-resistant, lubricious coating for punch press tooling. It acts as a barrier between the punch and sheet metal to help improve stripping, reduce galling and slug pulling, and extend tool life. The proprietary coating outperforms currently available...

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