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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Keeping the (fire) door open

May 14, 2009

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A manufacturer of fire doors, in the South Bronx grows a business through market diversification and automation, just a few miles north of some of the most expensive real estate on earth.

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Tooling organization means punching optimization

May 12, 2009

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Turret punch press uptime will increase if you know your process capability, manufacture products within that capability, and optimize the layout of your tooling. It also will increase if you optimize programming, design, and tooling. It also is important to maintain proper die clearance and alignment of the press station.

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Mate Precision Tooling named '2009 Manufacturer of the Year'

April 16, 2009

Anoka, Minn.-based Mate Precision Tooling, a global manufacturer of original and replacement tooling for CNC punch presses, was named "2009 Manufacturer of the Year" by the Manufacturers Alliance.In...

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New generation of punching/shearing machine introduced

April 14, 2009

Salvagnini America has introduced a new generation of its S4 punching and shearing machine, the S4X.The S4X features a completely redesigned manipulator powered by two pairs of rotary electric motors....

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Slitting tool system features M4PM tool steel

April 14, 2009

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced the LongLife™ slitting tool system for TRUMPF®-style punch presses featuring M4PM tool steel. The proprietary tool steel composition uses a particle...

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TRUMPF Inc. names West Coast sales representative

April 14, 2009

Larry Johnson has been named a district sales representative for TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn. In this role, he is responsible for sales activity on the West Coast, specifically in Southern...

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LVD, HD establish joint venture company in China

April 1, 2009

LVD Company n.v. and Hubei Tri-Ring Metalforming Equipment Co., Ltd. (HD) have formed a joint venture company in Huangshi City, Hubei Province, China.The joint venture company will produce LVD sheet...

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TRUMPF redesigning its business in Taiwan

March 10, 2009

The TRUMPF Group is redesigning its business in Taiwan. In addition to marketing machine tools and lasers, the company is strengthening its electronics division by expanding the service and...

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Laser Punch Machine

Before you buy: Considerations for turret punch press shoppers

March 10, 2009

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Making an intelligent, economically sound punch press purchasing decision requires careful consideration of many factors, including material size and thickness, material handling capabilities, part complexity and volume, and turret capacity. Take the time to accurately determine your needs. Is that great deal really a wise investment?

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Ironworker can punch a 13/16-in. hole in -in. material

February 10, 2009

Scotchman® Industries offers the 5014-CM ironworker. It has a 50-ton punch station with 6-in. throat depth, which can punch a 13/16-in. hole in 3/4-in. material. The machine comes equipped with a...

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FMA launches sheet metal operator certification program

December 16, 2008

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new certification program for precision sheet metal operators for testing and validating their skills in sheet...

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Batched Punch Press Parts

Punching on demand

November 25, 2008

Until about a year ago, the staff at King Electrical Mfg. Co. manufactured parts by the thousands without much consideration of the actual demand for those parts. This doesn't happen anymore.

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Linear rail punching systems suitable for applications involving various parts, multiple setups

October 14, 2008

Multicyl's MultiPunch linear rail (MLR) system is suitable for punching applications that involve a variety of parts and multiple setups. A single machine can punch different part lengths, hole sizes,...

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TRUMPF Canada names managing director

August 12, 2008

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed James Rogowski as managing director of TRUMPF Canada.The company recently acquired the remaining shares of Advanced Fabricating Machinery, which serves...

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Peddinghaus event focuses on technology, industry partnerships

August 12, 2008

Peddinghaus Corp. has announced plans to open its facility in Bradley, Ill., from Sept. 24-27 for its Oktoberfest 2008 event. The event celebrates technological innovations and industry partnerships...

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