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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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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Mate Precision Tooling announces sales management promotions

February 13, 2007

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has promoted Paul Sandberg to the position of vice president international sales. Sandberg assumed the position from Chet Ferger, who will continue on with the...

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Punching through complacency to win a bid

January 9, 2007

Anderson Metals, a sheet metal fabricator with clients such as Volvo, Deere, and Cat, needed some specialized tooling in a hurry to win over a new client, Eaton Electrical. Its main punch provider didn't have the tooling in its inventory, so Anderson had to shake off the complacency that had set in and find another supplier. Happily, it found one that had the tooling in stock.<

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TRUMPF names machine tool distributor

December 12, 2006

Fabricating Equipment Co. has been named as a machine tool distributor in southern Texas for TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn.Lynn Moore continues as TRUMPF's regional manager serving Texas.

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Tooling designed for all thick-turret punch presses

October 10, 2006

The MXC&3153; tooling system from Mate Precision Tooling is designed for all thick-turret punch press brands and models and provides extended life and tooling interchangeability.The tooling system...

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TRUMPF announces new distributors

October 10, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named new machine tool distributors in Nebraska, western Iowa, and Florida.Hegman Machine Tool now distributes TRUMPF equipment in Nebraska and western Iowa. The...

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Mate appoints marketing VP

October 10, 2006

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has appointed Joseph Schneider as vice president of marketing.Most recently Schneider was Mate's product engineering manager. He was the company's e-business...

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TRUMPF honors sales achievement award winners

September 12, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., presented its 2006 sales achievement awards to Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Hart Machine Tool Inc., and TECSA at its annual distributor meeting.Advanced Fabricating...

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Pierce units are self-equalizing

August 8, 2006

Aries Eng. Co. Inc. offers the HyperPierce® self-equalizing press unit for high-production piercing and assembly. It incorporates HyperCyl® hydrapneumatic drive units.The press unit operates...

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Strain sensor uses piezoelectric elements

August 8, 2006

The Force/Torque Div. of PCB® Piezotronics Inc. has introduced M240 ICP® strain sensors that use piezoelectric sensing elements to indirectly measure dynamic and quasistatic forces on...

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MegaFab names sales manager for Latin America

August 8, 2006

MegaFab, Hutchinson, Kan., has appointed Hugh D. Barron as sales manager for Latin America.Barron is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He is working to establish additional representation in areas...

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The formula for successful punching

August 8, 2006

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While the first step in successful punching is to pay close attention to the quality and features of punching tooling, other factors come into play. Punched slugs are clues, and examining them can reveal whether the punch and die clearance is too loose or too tight and whether the machine is properly aligned.

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Roll-Kraft adds to staff

July 11, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has added several personnel in a variety of positions.Joe Korzen and Jarred Esborn have been added to the engineering staff. Other new hires are Kevin Myers, John Dowler, and...

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Acrotech acquires Di-Acro

July 11, 2006

Acrotech Inc., Lake City, Minn., has acquired the Di-Acro product line and moved production back to Lake City, where the line was originally designed and built.The product line includes finger brakes,...

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