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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New line of press brake tooling punches and dies launched

August 14, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has launched a new line of tooling punches and dies for press brakes configured with European precision-style and Wila TRUMPF-style tooling. The new line is manufactured from premium alloy tool steels with the wear surfaces induction-hardened for enhanced...

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Permanent magnet-based magnetic drill line introduced

August 11, 2014

ALFRA USA, a subsidiary of Alfred Raith, Hockenheim, Germany, has introduced a permanent magnet-based magnetic drill line. A nonelectric magnetic base allows the drill to adhere to materials as thin as 20 ga. and drill with conventional annular cutters. Residual magnetism allows for positioning...

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New Machine, Same Tooling

July 28, 2014

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In planning the recent expansion,it was important to the company that it be able to continue using its large pre-existing inventory of punching tooling.

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Sheet marking system fits into turret punch press

July 14, 2014

Wilson Tool Intl. has released SmartMark®, which the company says is the first ink-jet sheet marking system that fits into a turret punch press. The ink-jet printer can be loaded directly into the C station of most thick-turret machines. Using a combination of the company’s SmartMark Writer...

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Parts chute helps eliminate need for microjoints

June 27, 2014

COMEQ Inc. offers an automatic parts chute as an option for 50- and 60-in. Y-axis Euromac punching machines, allowing the user to avoid microjoints. The chute unloads finished parts up to 47.24 by 35 in. without operator involvement. It can be combined with the Flex punching system to form a...

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Haco Atlantic launches new website

June 23, 2014

Haco Atlantic, Houston, has launched a newly designed website at www.hacoatlantic.com. The site presents the company’s metalworking machinery with large images and product...

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33-ton turret punch presses added to line

June 19, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has added two new 33-ton turret punch presses to its Motorum line. The M3048TG and M3058TG incorporate servo-driven ram drives that combine speed and power with tool availability and flexibility. Both presses are available in Wiedemann- or spring-style tooling. The ram...

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Thick-turret insert slitting die punches close to clamps

June 11, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced the VERSADIE™ thick-turret insert slitting die for D and E stations. According to the company, the die punches close to the clamps to reduce material cost and waste for slitting operations, and it allows users to replace die inserts without replacing the...

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Partners in THINC welcomes Allied Machine & Eng.

May 27, 2014

Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that Allied Machine & Eng. Corp., a Dover, Ohio-based manufacturer of tooling systems related to holemaking and finishing, has joined Partners in THINC. Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come...

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Deep-hole drills reach depth of up to 50xD

May 19, 2014

Walter’s standard Titex X.treme D40 and X.treme D50 deep-hole drills reach depths of 40x and 50xD of the drill, respectively. Previously the standard range of XD drills reached up to 30xD, with longer tools up to 70xD available as special versions. The drills enable holes to be drilled in one...

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Punch press available with Wiedemann-, spring-style tooling

May 15, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has introduced the Motorum M2048TS turret punch press. It incorporates a CNC servomotor-driven turret punch press with a new ram drive that combines high-speed punching, exceptional forming operations, and reduced noise, says the company. The press comes with either...

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Operator-friendly punching

May 12, 2014

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Modern punching machines are designed to be more operator-friendly, which is a bonus for today’s fast-paced shop floors. Learn just how these sophisticated machines have evolved ergonomically.

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Microdrill includes wear-indicating TiN coating

May 1, 2014

Kennametal offers the GOdrill™, its first microdrill, which works with multiple applications and multiple materials. The drill is designed to make holes from 0.0394 to 0.5 in. dia. Features include high-end material grades, a wear-indicating TiN coating, and new proprietary geometries....

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Power-reverse punch feature helps increase hole puncher productivity

April 16, 2014

Hougen Mfg. has introduced the Hougen®-Ogura® 75002.5PR and 75004PR electrohydraulic hole punchers. The 24.9-lb. units feature single-body construction for punching holes in steel in as little as 2.3 sec. Both models include the new power retractable punch system, which allows users to...

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