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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Murata Machinery USA establishes new website

June 13, 2012

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has announced the development and launch of a new website at www.muratec-usa.com that features the company's automated lathes, turret punch presses, and material handling systems. It encompasses the company's design, build, and engineering capabilities...

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Murata Machinery USA names Cascade Capital Machine as distributor

May 24, 2012

Charlotte, N.C., metal forming machinery manufacturer Murata Machinery USA, a subsidiary of Murata Machinery Ltd., Kyoto, Japan, has announced that Cascade Capital Machine, a fabrication machine tool distribution company located in Surrey, B.C., has joined its North American distribution network....

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Carbide-tip cutter line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Carbide-tip cutter line expanded

May 23, 2012

Hougen Mfg. has expanded its line of Copperhead™ carbide-tip annular cutters with more sizes and depths. The cutters are available in diameters up to 2 in. and depths of cut from 2, 3, and 4 in. With full-length flutes and special tool geometry, the cutters resist wear when cutting...

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LVD Co. marks 60 years in business

May 14, 2012

LVD Co. nv, Gullegem, Belgium, marks its 60th anniversary in 2012 as a designer and manufacturer of equipment for sheet metal fabrication. The company began producing hydraulic presses in 1952 and today manufactures punching, laser cutting, and forming/bending machinery. In addition to its...

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Fabrication machines accomplish variety of punching, forming tasks - TheFabricator.com

Fabrication machines accomplish variety of punching, forming tasks

May 3, 2012

Kalamazoo Metal Muncher offers two basic types of Metal Muncher machines. The series MM is a complete five-station fabrication center in a single unit, designed for productivity in a smaller footprint than two separate machines. Its two-cylinder, two-person operation enables the punch and shear...

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Punch presses feature expanded turret capacity - TheFabricator.com

Punch presses feature expanded turret capacity

May 2, 2012

LVD Strippit's V20-1225 and V20-1525 punch presses now are equipped with a newly designed 47-station turret featuring three standard 3.5-in. autoindexable stations and four standard 2-in. stations. Every station accepts shaped punches and dies, and indexable multitools can be added to expand...

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Adjustable thick-turret canisters shorten punch-length adjustment time - TheFabricator.com

Adjustable thick-turret canisters shorten punch-length adjustment time

April 25, 2012

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced RAPIDSET™ adjustable, thick-turret canisters for use with its original-style and AMX™ punch press tooling. The canisters also are compatible with Amada standard, Amada ABS, and Wilson standard tooling styles. They are designed to provide quick...

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Voortman open house scheduled for June

April 23, 2012

On June 28-29 Voortman will hold an open house at its Rijssen, Netherlands, plant to demonstrate its automated steel processing machines. During the Product Introduction Days 2012 event, company representatives will share in-depth information with customers, distributers, and industry publications...

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Dayton Progress establishes high school manufacturing challenge competition

April 16, 2012

To combat the shortage of skilled manufacturing workers, Dayton Progress Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has announced a manufacturing challenge competition to promote awareness of careers in industrial manufacturing to Dayton-area high schools. The competition includes a prize package valued at more than...

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Ermaksan introduces fiber laser, hybrid press brake at open house - TheFabricator.com

Ermaksan introduces fiber laser, hybrid press brake at open house

April 12, 2012

Ermaksan held an open house Feb. 29-March 1 at its new plant in Bursa, Turkey, to introduce the Fibermak fiber laser cutting machine and the Evo II hybrid press brake. Two hundred guests from 90 companies in 40 countries attended the event. According to comments at the event from Ahmet Ozkayan,...

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LVD Strippit appoints sales engineer - TheFabricator.com

LVD Strippit appoints sales engineer

April 12, 2012

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., has named Dean Arneson to the position of sales engineer. Based in Andover, Minn., he is responsible for the sale of the company's sheet metal and plate working machines and software in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and northern Iowa. Arneson worked...

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Mobile device app calculates recommended tonnage for punching steel - TheFabricator.com

Mobile device app calculates recommended tonnage for punching steel

April 2, 2012

The American Punch Co. has released an app for mobile devices that allows the user to calculate the recommended tonnage needed when punching steel. The app makes calculations based on user input of punch shape and dimension and thickness of material being punched. The results of recommended...

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Ironworker includes integrated press brake - TheFabricator.com

Ironworker includes integrated press brake

March 21, 2012

Trilogy Machinery Inc. offers the Sunrise IW-66KB ironworker. It includes an integrated 12-in. press brake with a separate foot pedal for bending operations, a multi-V lower die, a worktable, and a 24-in. gauging system. Features include vertical frame design, 4-in. angle capacity, and 14-in....

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Tabletop grinders help keep turret press tooling sharp

March 15, 2012

Foremost Machinery Corp. offers Hunton vertical tabletop grinders for workplace sharpening of turret press tooling. According to the company, the grinders produce the same results as an automatic grinder. The handwheel is graduated in 0.001-in. increments. The grinders use a magnetic chuck for die...

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Hydraulic system improved in dual-operator ironworkers - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic system improved in dual-operator ironworkers

March 12, 2012

Scotchman Industries is installing a new hydraulic system in three of its Dual Operator model ironworkers. According to the company, the change increases the machines' cycle times by more than 40 percent. The hydraulic system is designed to ensure full hydraulic pressure and speed to both...

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