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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Prima Power Customer Profile: Changing the Way the World Fabricates

Prima Power Customer Profile: Changing the Way the World Fabricates

January 5, 2017

By: Prima Power Laserdyne, LLC

Accelerated Cooking Products, a microwave manufacturer heats up with a new Prima Power laser/punch combination.

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Portable magnetic drill features automatic feed and reverse

December 15, 2016

CS Unitec's new AutoMAB 350 features an automatic feed mechanism with automatic reverse and shutoff. Operating at 450 RPM, it drills holes up to 1-1/2 in. dia. with annular cutters in structural steel and other metals. Drilling depth is 2-3/8 in. max. with a pilot pin and 4-3/8 in. without a pilot...

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Punch/fiber laser combination machine equipped with automated material handling

December 14, 2016

The LC 2515 C1 AJ punch/laser combination machine from Amada America Inc. features a 2-kW fiber laser that provides up to 70 percent electrical savings when compared to a CO2 system, the company reports. The fiber laser can cut reflective materials such as copper, brass, and titanium. The laser...

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Wilson Tool launches new website

December 14, 2016

Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses and press brakes, as well as punch and die components for the stamping and tableting industries, has launched a new website at www.wilsontool.com. The site features enhanced search capabilities for easy...

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Automation features added to ironworker

December 14, 2016

TigerStop has introduced integrations for the single-operator Piranha P65 ironworker with SawGear, for accurate lengths when shearing, and with TigerStop, for a fully automated punch process. The operator can enter a length into the SawGear and the stop moves to position. The operator then places...

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Ironworkers available with material positioning technology

December 5, 2016

MegaFab has announced that TigerStop material positioning technology is available on new or existing Piranha ironworkers for automated shearing and punching. The operator enters the length, and the system moves into position. The operator then places the material through the shear against the stop...

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Four-speed magnetic drill produces holes up to 4 in. deep

November 9, 2016

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released the HMD934 portable magnetic drill. The compact unit can drill holes up to 4 in. deep and up to 3-1/16 in. dia. The mag drill LED pilot light is built into the base of the magnet, allowing the operator to line up the pilot with the hole’s center location in all...

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Punch and dimple die arbor kit works with expander to punch sheet metal

November 9, 2016

Huth Ben Pearson Intl. has introduced a new tooling kit that allows metal fabricators to use common punch and dimple dies with the company’s Mitey Mate Jr #1685S hand-held expander to become a shop air-powered sheet metal punch.The H9000 punch and dimple die arbor kit comes with a 7/16-in. arbor,...

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Flexible metal fabrication, however you slice it

October 31, 2016 | By Tim Heston

MF&B Restaurant Systems Inc., a pizza oven manufacturer in Dunbar, Pa., increases its fabrication flexibility by shortening punch tool changeovers, making good use of form tools, and making product design choices.

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Countersinks redesigned with wider tooth design

October 20, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has launched the redesigned line of VP™ countersinks, designed to provide cool, precise drilling on stainless steel and other nonferrous metals. The countersinks have a wider tooth design for improved alignment and positioning and feature a mixture of chromium and...

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Get Connected with TRUMPF at FABTECH

Get Connected with TRUMPF at FABTECH

October 17, 2016

By: TRUMPF Inc.

At FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas, TRUMPF will be displaying state of the art fabricating equipment and a demonstration of connected manufacturing. See how our full complement of fabrication equipment and supporting services can keep you productive and competitive. Order your own custom jeep and follow it through the entire production chain. Get Connected with TRUMPF and see how the next generation of fabricating can benefit you. FABTECH Booth number C35041

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Wilson Tool names marketing director

October 13, 2016

Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has hired Kelli Williams as marketing director. Williams has more than 10 years of communications, marketing, digital, and strategic...

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5 factors driving the punch/laser cutting machine investment

October 5, 2016 | By Brian Welz

Does a punch/laser combination system make sense for your operation? For the answer, consider these five factors: part geometry; process throughput; lean manufacturing; process flexibility; and automation.

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Mate Precision Tooling names sales manager for Latin America

September 19, 2016

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, has appointed Benjamin Harrison to the position of Latin America sales manager. Harrison has a strong background in building sales teams in Mexico and Latin America for a variety of tooling and machine manufacturers,...

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Combination fiber laser/punch processes metals up to 0.25 in. thick

September 15, 2016

TRUMPF’s TruMatic 6000 fiber laser/punch combination machine offers laser cutting, punching, forming, and engraving of sheet metal up to 0.25 in. thick. It is designed for scratch-free processing, while a laser output control system helps ensure quality when cutting delicate curves and tight...

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