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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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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Wilson Venture Group seeks to acquire small to midsize businesses

April 9, 2014

Wilson Tool Enterprises, a manufacturer of tooling for the sheet metal industry in White Bear Lake, Minn., has announced the launch of Wilson Venture Group™, an acquisition arm dedicated to acquiring small to midsized manufacturing businesses. The family-owned firm is focused on the...

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Trumpf TruPunch 3000

TRUMPF Inc.

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The TruPunch 3000 offers fabricators flexible punching with fast setup, all tool rotation and total station independence. All tools fit in any station, and may be setup offline, leading to far higher uptimes compared to turret presses. One of the features of the new TRUMPF TruPunch 3000 is the all-new electric punching head. It is quiet, fast and requires less power than its predecessor. Combined with skeleton-free processing, the electric punching head allows fabricators to produce punched parts even more efficiently.

Electronic control unit handles drilling applications on robots

April 3, 2014

Sugino Corp. has announced that its SSV2 Selfeeder™ servo series electronic control unit now has the capability to mount to robots for complex automated drilling applications. The system features a high-power motor and spindle speeds from 390 to 20,000 RPM for small-diameter drilling in...

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Voortman Steel Machinery opens Voortman Experience Center

March 25, 2014

Voortman Steel Machinery has opened the Voortman Experience Center, a showroom and training facility in Rijssen, Netherlands. All of the manufacturer’s plate-, flat-, and angle-processing machines are ready for demonstration in the showroom. The facility also includes office space and meeting...

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Carbide drill designed for aluminum machining

March 19, 2014

Kennametal offers the HPS solid-carbide drill, made from Beyond™ KN15™ grade fine-grain carbide, for holemaking in aluminum. The drill’s highly polished surface reduces friction on flutes, margins, and cutting edges for good chip evacuation, even in minimum-quantity lubrication...

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Punching stations accommodate various tubing diameters

March 18, 2014

Multicyl offers Projection Mandrel punching stations to help overcome obstacles that occur when working with tubing or extrusions of different sizes. The mandrel is projected outwards from the base of the tool, leaving the space underneath open to accommodate different diameters of tubing for...

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Servo-electric turret punch press fits in compact spaces

March 12, 2014

Prima Power offers the E5x Compact Express servo-electric turret punch press. Designed to offer versatile capacity, it features a new machine control and user interface software with touchscreen panel. Compact load/unload automation, which uses the space above and below the machine to maintain...

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Drilling Tools Intl. acquires Reamco

March 10, 2014

Private equity firm Hicks Equity Partners, Dallas, has announced that its portfolio company, Directional Rentals Inc., has acquired Reamco Inc., a company based in Lafayette, La., that manufactures, rents, and refurbishes downhole drilling tools and related products used in the drilling industry....

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Automation relieves punching bottleneck

February 28, 2014

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Experience plus planning get more out of automation at Overlanders Manufacturing

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Accurate Perforating & Metal Fabricating facilities earn ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 27, 2014

Accurate Perforating & Metal Fabricating has announced that its metal perforating and precision metal fabrication facilities in Chicago have received certifications to ISO 9001:2008. The company serves industries from OEM and fabricating to architects and point-of-purchase display design...

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Drill press also performs countersinking, reaming, tapping

February 27, 2014

Knuth Machine Tools USA offers the SSB series heavy-duty drill press. The machine, available in four models, is designed for drilling, countersinking, reaming, and tapping. It features a motor up to 3 HP, a gearbox drive with drilling capacity up to 2 in., variable speed, and a motorized table....

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Plate processor handles plate up to 4 in. thick

February 27, 2014

Peddinghaus has introduced the HSFDB-C, a CNC plate processor capable of drilling, scribing, countersinking, tapping, milling, and oxyfuel and plasma cutting. It processes plate up to 4 in. thick and is available in 6-, 8-, and 10-ft. widths. The machine feeds material to the operating area of...

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Stack drill made for aerospace composite/titanium stacks

February 26, 2014

A new stack drill from Kennametal for aerospace composite/titanium stacks can operate with or without through-coolant for chip evacuation. The B55_DAL drill handles CFRP-metal stacks in hole diameters from 0.1875 to 0.625 in. The drill can be applied in all combinations of stacks:...

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Solid-carbide drill designed for aluminum workpieces

February 25, 2014

Kennametal’s new HPS solid-carbide drill features Beyond™ KN15™ grade fine-grain carbide and unique point geometry for holemaking in aluminum. Its highly polished surface helps reduce friction on flutes, margins, and cutting edges. The drill features a proprietary, 135-degree,...

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