Punching and Other Holemaking Products

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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