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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Ironworkers available with material positioning technology

December 5, 2016

MegaFab has announced that TigerStop material positioning technology is available on new or existing Piranha ironworkers for automated shearing and punching. The operator enters the length, and the system moves into position. The operator then places the material through the shear against the stop...

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Four-speed magnetic drill produces holes up to 4 in. deep

November 9, 2016

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released the HMD934 portable magnetic drill. The compact unit can drill holes up to 4 in. deep and up to 3-1/16 in. dia. The mag drill LED pilot light is built into the base of the magnet, allowing the operator to line up the pilot with the hole’s center location in all...

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Punch and dimple die arbor kit works with expander to punch sheet metal

November 9, 2016

Huth Ben Pearson Intl. has introduced a new tooling kit that allows metal fabricators to use common punch and dimple dies with the company’s Mitey Mate Jr #1685S hand-held expander to become a shop air-powered sheet metal punch.The H9000 punch and dimple die arbor kit comes with a 7/16-in. arbor,...

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Flexible metal fabrication, however you slice it

October 31, 2016 | By Tim Heston

MF&B Restaurant Systems Inc., a pizza oven manufacturer in Dunbar, Pa., increases its fabrication flexibility by shortening punch tool changeovers, making good use of form tools, and making product design choices.

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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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Get Connected with TRUMPF at FABTECH

October 17, 2016


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Wilson Tool names marketing director

October 13, 2016

Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has hired Kelli Williams as marketing director. Williams has more than 10 years of communications, marketing, digital, and strategic...

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5 factors driving the punch/laser cutting machine investment

October 5, 2016 | By Brian Welz

Does a punch/laser combination system make sense for your operation? For the answer, consider these five factors: part geometry; process throughput; lean manufacturing; process flexibility; and automation.

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Mate Precision Tooling names sales manager for Latin America

September 19, 2016

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, has appointed Benjamin Harrison to the position of Latin America sales manager. Harrison has a strong background in building sales teams in Mexico and Latin America for a variety of tooling and machine manufacturers,...

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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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American Punch launches new website

August 10, 2016

American Punch Co., Euclid, Ohio, has launched a new website at www.americanpunchco.com. It features the company’s line of punches, dies, and shear blades for the metalworking and structural steel industries. A custom search function allows visitors to search for tooling by part number,...

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New forms in punching

July 28, 2016 | By John Ripka

Metal fabricators are familiar with forming shapes such as louvers on a punching machine, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Punching tools today can produce forms, such as hinges, which could be used to streamline production on the shop floor. Fabricators just need to open their eyes and take in the possibilities.

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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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