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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TRUMPF presents 2010 awards to distributors - TheFabricator

TRUMPF presents 2010 awards to distributors

August 10, 2010

TRUMPF Inc. presented 2010 awards of sales achievement to two companies at its annual distributor meeting held July 28 at TRUMPF headquarters in Farmington, Conn. Hegman Machine Tool Inc., Maple Grove, Minn., received the Outstanding Distributor Performance Award in recognition of the company's...

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Progress in punching - TheFabricator

Progress in punching

July 30, 2010 | By Mike Kroll

Today's turret punch presses do more than simply punch holes. They can form shapes beneath the sheet, perform shear-quality cuts, and actually deburr edges. And that's just scratching the surface of the equipment's capabilities.

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TRUMPF celebrates 10 years in Mexico - TheFabricator

TRUMPF celebrates 10 years in Mexico

July 12, 2010

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has announced that TRUMPF Mexico is celebrating 10 years in business. TRUMPF filed its registration to do business in Mexico on June 6, 2000, to better service an existing customer in that market. Additional assignments soon came along, such as automotive...

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Discovering the best path to better bending - TheFabricator

Discovering the best path to better bending

July 8, 2010 | By Michael Stock

Fabricators looking to streamline bending should weigh all the options, from standalone press brakes to robotized brake cells and automated panel benders.

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Automatic load/unload system for turret punch presses retrofittable

June 28, 2010

LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y., has introduced the Strippit PA-Series automatic load/unload system, a compact material handling device retrofittable for the company's VX, V, VT, S, and ST-Series CNC turret punch presses. The device provides continuous, uninterrupted processing. It reduces manual...

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CNC ironworkers, punching machines introduced

June 14, 2010

Trilogy Machinery Inc. has introduced the Sunrise line of CNC ironworkers and CNC punching machines. On machines with a 20-in. or larger throat depth, an optional, factory-installed, semiautomatic CNC positioning table is available for plate and angle. The operator positions the plate against the...

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CNC punch presses combine high-speed, 20-metric-ton hydraulic ram with 48-station turret - TheFabricator

CNC punch presses combine high-speed, 20-metric-ton hydraulic ram with 48-station turret

May 10, 2010

LVD Strippit has introduced the Strippit VX series of CNC turret punch presses for processing thin sheet materials. The punch presses combine a high-speed, 20-metric-ton hydraulic ram with a 48-station turret. The hydraulic press drive and motor system delivers axis speeds of up to 530 HPM on...

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TRUMPF names new sales managers

May 10, 2010

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed two new managers in its sales division. Mike Morissette has been named sales finance manager for TRUMPF Finance in Farmington, and Chris McMillin replaces him as regional sales manager based in Arizona. Morissette helps customers finance their...

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Holders for thick-turret punch presses accommodate unlimited number of forming tool inserts - TheFabricator

Holders for thick-turret punch presses accommodate unlimited number of forming tool inserts

May 3, 2010

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced ULTRAFORM® FX™ and XT™ holders, which provide interchangeability with the company's ULTRAFORM insert system. The holders help reduce complexity for turret punch presses with precise stroke control and for machine users who infrequently use or...

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The 'hole' story about the Tampa Museum of Art

April 30, 2010 | By Dan Davis

How does an architect create a building that mirrors the daylight and a nearby river? In the case of the new Tampa Museum of Art, architect Stanely Saitowitz turned to perforated metal panels that enveloped the entire building, all 96,000 square feet of building surface.

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Trilogy Machinery named U.S. agent for Sunrise ironworkers, punching machines

April 12, 2010

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., has entered into an agreement with Sunrise Fluid Power Inc. of Taiwan to become the new U.S. agent for its ironworkers and punching machines. The product line includes hydraulic ironworkers, CNC ironworkers, hydraulic punching machines, horizontal bending...

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Indexable multitool can achieve any angle setting

April 6, 2010

Mate Precision Tooling offers the patent-pending Ultra® IMT™ fully indexable multitool, which can achieve any angle setting on the workpiece. The tool comes in two versions. The three-station unit uses Ultra 1-1/4-in. B-station punches and strippers and thick-turret, B-station dies. It...

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Tube punching machine enables punching all four sides in single pass

March 5, 2010

AM Machinery Sales Inc. offers the Evergreen line of tube punching and drilling machines. They are designed to handle round, square, rectangular, and oval tubes, as well as profiles and heavy-gauge flat bar. The machines punch and drill without deforming the tube. They feature one to three punching...

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orion energy systems

Bright lights, big opportunity

February 9, 2010 | By Bob Kolcz

Orion Energy Systems, Manitowoc, Wis., has found tremendous success as a company that manufactures energy efficient lighting. The company also found that the best way to keep manufacturing in-step with demand was to bring its metal fabricating activities in-house

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Reinvigorating your ironworker

February 9, 2010 | By Lyle Menke

Metal fabricators need to meet the challenges that new customers present, but they may not be in the position to invest in new equipment. With a small investment in accessories, however, that ironworker in the corner of the shop may be the answer to their production predicament.

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