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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Automated punch press

Advances in automation broaden punching capabilities

July 10, 2007

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Increasingly metal fabricators are turning to automated equipment to reduce production downtime and costs, streamline manufacturing, minimize material handling, and address a shortage of skilled labor. Automating punch press operations can range from adding a simple load/unload device to implementing a midlevel material handling system or lights-out production cell to robotics and full tower and storage capabilities. Deciding whether to add automation depends largely on the application.

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TRUMPF names new distributors

June 12, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named its machine tool distributors for Louisiana and Michigan.The Hampton Co., Plano, Texas, represents the company's line of fabricating machines in Louisiana,...

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Mate appoints president, vice chairman

June 5, 2007

Dean A. Sundquist, chairman and CEO of Mate Precision Tooling, has announced the appointment of Jack Schneider to the newly created position of vice chairman and Kevin Nicholson to the position of...

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TRUMPF supports science center exhibit

May 8, 2007

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., is supporting an innovative new exhibit at the Connecticut Science Center. Now under construction in Hartford and set to open in fall 1008, the center is a nonprofit...

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Wilson Tool honored as Manufacturer of the Year

April 18, 2007

Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, Minn., an independent tooling manufacturer for sheet metal fabrication, has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Alliance. The award is given...

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Device automates material positioning

April 10, 2007

TigerStop's linear positioner is designed to position material quickly and accurately at the touch of a button.The device automates manual processes with computer-controlled accuracy of plusmn; 0.004...

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TRUMPF opens manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico

April 10, 2007

TRUMPF has opened a new sales, service, demonstration, and production facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The 6,400-sq.-meter production building uses the company's state-of-the-art equipment and...

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TRUMPF receives innovation prize

March 22, 2007

TRUMPF Inc. has received a Connecticut Quality Improvement Award silver level Innovation Prize. The award recognizes the company for its SYNCHRO production of the TruLaser 2025, an blend of laser...

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Tools create burr-free parts with punching machine

March 13, 2007

TRUMPF Inc. has introduced two new tools for producing sheet metal parts that come out of the punching machine burr-free. The new roller deburring tool and the deburring MultiTool eliminate the need...

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Mechanical punch stripper cleanly strips workpiece

March 13, 2007

Moeller Mfg. Co.'s True Strip die-spring-actuated mechanical stripper for punches is designed to strip the workpiece to prolong tool life and avoid double hits or parts stacked in the die.The NAAMS...

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Punching machine accessories available

March 13, 2007

Mate has launched a range of replacement parts and accessories for Amada punching machines. A new 24-page catalog contains complete specification information and illustrations.The parts and...

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Strippit/LVD names sales manager, Canada

March 13, 2007

Strippit/LVD, a manufacturer of metal forming equipment, including turret punch presses, laser cutting machines, press brakes, shears, automated systems and programming software, has promoted Neil...

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Punching machine handles 4 ft. by 8 ft. sheets

February 13, 2007

Equipped with a 50 in. by 100 in. working range and the ability to handle 4 ft. by 8 ft. sheets, TRUMPF Inc.'s TruPunch 2020 offers a turnkey processing package designed to make prototype jobs easier...

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Strippit/LVD names sales engineer

February 13, 2007

Leonard (Len) Stock has been named as a sales engineer for Strippit, Inc., a manufacturer of metalforming equipment, including turret punch presses, laser cutting systems, press brakes, shears, and...

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W.A. Whitney celebrates 100-year anniversary

February 13, 2007

W. A. Whitney is celebrating its centennial anniversary during its 2007 Open House, April 25 and 26, 2007, in the Whitney Technology Center in Rockford, Ill.For the past two years, Whitney has been a...

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