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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Portable magnetic drill offers high power-to-weight ratio

February 12, 2015

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released a new model of portable magnetic drill, the HMD905. It maintains a small, lightweight footprint while offering a high power-to-weight ratio. The drill features a mag drill pilot light. Built into the base of the magnet, the LED allows the operator to line up the...

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Catalog highlights ironworker tooling

February 10, 2015

American Punch Co. has announced the availability of an expanded, 68-page catalog showcasing its ironworker tooling. The catalog shows detailed drawings and dimensions of tooling such as punches and dies, shear blades, and coupling nuts. Stock sizes of the tooling available for immediate...

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Wilson Tool appoints director of sales, North America

January 28, 2015

Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a provider of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has named Ron Palick as director of sales for North America. In this position, he is responsible for building and leading the...

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Dayton Lamina names VP of sales and marketing

January 21, 2015

Dayton Lamina™, Dayton, Ohio, a producer of punching and stamping tools and components, has added Bill Mills to the executive management team in the position of vice president of sales and marketing. He is responsible for all U.S. sales and marketing functions for the company’s divisions,...

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Hole saws allow quick, clean hand drilling of metal

December 23, 2014

CS Unitec’s new hole saws are suitable for cutting in tight spaces where a magnetic drill cannot fit and for cutting material too thin for a magnetic drill to attach. Designed for use with hand-held drills, the tungsten carbide-tipped (TCT) hole saws cut clean, fast holes without grinding the...

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Punch/fiber laser combination machine reduces secondary operations

December 18, 2014

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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Maximum sheet metal punching, minimal distortion

December 17, 2014

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Hole-intensive punching work can induce significant stress into the workpiece. To mitigate this requires a careful look at programming and tooling.

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Drill press vises available from 1.5 to 6 in.

December 9, 2014

Palmgren® offers multipurpose traditional drill press vises for drilling, tapping, reaming, spot-facing, counterboring, and countersinking operations. Available in sizes from 1.5 to 6 in., they feature replaceable jaws and a base and bed parallel to 0.001 in. The center of the base is open for...

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Going beyond commodity sheet metal perforation

November 5, 2014

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Accurate Perforating doesn’t just make holes anymore. It provides entire perforated and fabricated sheet metal components. The 200-employee Chicago manufacturer has done a lot to stand out in a consolidated sector.

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Magnetic drill pilot light increases visibility

October 30, 2014

Hougen Mfg. has added an LED pilot light to the magnet of three new two-speed drill models — the HMD905, the heavy-duty HMD917, and the power feed HMD927 — as well as the redesigned HMD904. This first-of-its-kind feature shines light along the bottom of the cutting teeth and over the...

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Combination punch/right-angle shear made for short component runs

October 16, 2014

Prima Power has introduced the SGe5 Combi punch and right-angle shear. Using servo electric motors for low power consumption and low noise levels, they operate without human intervention from the blank to automated sorting. Suitable for short runs of components, the machine enables the mixing of...

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Cole-Tuve named as exclusive distributor in U.S., Canada for Apollo s.r.l.

October 16, 2014

Cole-Tuve Inc., White Marsh, Md., has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for the U.S. and Canada by Apollo s.r.l., a manufacturer of high-speed CNC tube and pipe punching and drilling machines based in Italy. Apollo manufactures 22 different hydraulic punching machines for punching and...

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TRUMPF FABTECH 2014 Preview

TRUMPF Inc.

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The Power to Perform. An overview of the products TRUMPF will have on display at FABTECH Nov 11-13 in Atlanta. See laser cutting, punching, bending, automation, laser marking, software, services and portable power tools. See you in Atlanta! Visit our web site at www.us.trumpf.com.

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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