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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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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Pneumatic drill provides less than 0.0006-in. T.I.R., 0.0008-in. repeatability on depths

December 15, 2009

Sugino Corp. has introduced portable pneumatic drilling units designed for the aerospace industry. The Pneucon Selfeeder™ is designed to provide less than 0.0006-in. T.I.R. and 0.0008-in. repeatability on depths.The prototype units incorporate a requested design feature from the company's...

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Punching holes in aerospace manufacturing theories

December 4, 2009 | By Dan Davis

Unison Industries, an aerospace partsmanufacturer, found out that a metalfabricator can offer a lot to theirmanufacturing efforts.

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TRUMPF celebrates 50 years of nibbler technology

November 20, 2009

The hand-guided TRUMPF power nibbler is celebrating its50th birthday. The first tool, based on technical principles developed by Berthold Leibinger, came to market in 1959, when the company introduced the "THN100".The THN100 was a tool with a punch that pushed through the fixed die plate with a...

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Punch/laser combination features enhanced transition between modes

October 13, 2009

Amada's new LC-C1NT combination punch/laser machine has been engineered to reduce the time it takes to transition between modes. According to the company, the normal transition time of almost 5 seconds has been decreased to about 2.2 seconds, which can reduce run time per sheet by two or more...

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Tapping into new capabilities on punching machines

October 1, 2009 | By Dan Davis

Whether in the guise of bolt-on tapping units or actual tapping tools that are housed in a turret, precision punch presses can handle tapping chores like never before. As a result, metal fabricators are considering these options to take the manual activity out of the fabricating mix.

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