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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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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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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System performs hole punching, metal joining using interchangeable tooling

August 15, 2016

Multicyl has combined its MultiLoc™ metal joining technology using the patented BTM clinch tooling with the Unipunch tooling system. Users now can use a single Multicyl system and Unipunch toolholder for both hole punching and metal joining using standard interchangeable tooling...

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Cordless hole puncher generates 11 tons of punching force

July 28, 2016

The new, battery-powered Hougen®-Ogura® model 76000PR Punch-Pro™ electrohydraulic hole puncher from Hougen Mfg. is suitable for on-site hole punching where power is not available or hard to access. It generates 11 tons of punching force for punching round or oblong holes up to 19/32 in. dia. in...

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Replaceable-tip drill performs deep-hole boring

June 21, 2016

Allied Machine & Eng. Corp. offers the BT-A drill, compatible with standard BTA-STS systems. The drill is suitable for small and large deep-hole boring applications. Its patent-pending design features a laser-clad bearing area for improved straightness and replaceable cutting edges to help...

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Quick-change thick-turret punching system uses toolless design

June 13, 2016

Mate has introduced the Ultra® QCT™, a quick-change, toolless thick-turret punching system. It is compatible with the company’s Ultra line of guides and standard canisters. The system features a toolless punch-retention mechanism. The user flips the latch to remove and snap the new insert...

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Nonactive punches remain stationary in multitool design

May 24, 2016

Pass Stanztechnik AG has developed three- and eight-station multitools for use on Prima Power CNC punching machines. The ps:multitool-3 and ps:multitool-8 offer quick change of punch inserts with maximum process stability; single-pressure-operated punch inserts and maximum guide length; a spring...

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Channel punching system makes up to 15 holes in single machine cycle

May 5, 2016

Multicyl Inc. offers a channel punching system that can punch up to 15 holes and two side notches in a single machine cycle. Hole positions and quantities are adjustable, and tooling changeover to accommodate different rails or channels is simple, states the manufacturer. All three channel...

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Electric stroke controls added to ironworker

May 5, 2016

Scotchman Industries has introduced the 5014-ET, a 50-ton, three-station turret hydraulic ironworker. The unit, based on the 5014-TM ironworker, now is equipped with standard electric stroke control to help improve accuracy. The electric stroke eliminates almost all moving parts that exist in a...

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Two-speed magnetic drill offers LED light in magnet base

May 5, 2016

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released the HMD917 portable magnetic drill. Its power-to-weight ratio gives metal fabricators the strength and torque required to drill large, deep holes in steel. A new pilot LED light is built into the base of the magnet to help the operator line up the pilot with the...

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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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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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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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