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.

Filter Content

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,...

Continue Reading

Euros zoned in on competing

July 11, 2006

By:

European metal fabricators, among them a stainless steel cabinet-maker, an electronics contract manufacturer, and a commercial refrigerator appliance manufacturer, are staying competitive in the global marketplace with automated material handling systems that feed modern punching, laser cutting, shearing, and bending devices.

Continue Reading

Powering up with a punch

July 11, 2006

When Generac Power Systems, a generator manufacturer, went looking for ways to increase the useful life of its punching tooling, it tried several strategies before it settled on the Optima® coating provided by Wilson Tool International® Inc. When Wilson later introduced UltimaT, a tool steel, Generac tried it also. Generac eventually converted all of its punch tooling to the new tool steel and coating.

Continue Reading

Entry-level punching machine introduced

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF has introduced the Trumatic 1000 R compact punching machine designed as an entry-level model for beginners in the field of CNC sheet metal processing that don't need to integrate their machines...

Continue Reading

INTECH North America challenges fabricators

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. brought 80 people from 60 companies representing 23 states, Mexico, and Canada to its INTECH North America 2006 in-house "tradeshow" and educational conference, held May 2-4 at its...

Continue Reading

TRUMPF names regional managers

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed Dan Hoff and Carl Freehauf as regional managers.Hoff is responsible for Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, western Wisconsin, and western...

Continue Reading

Strippit promotes two

June 13, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has named Don Grochocki as customer service manager-punch presses and Dan Caprio as product specialist-punching machinery.Grochocki oversees field service efforts,...

Continue Reading

TRUMPF names Hart as exclusive distributor

May 9, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Hart Machine Tool as its exclusive distributor for machine tools in Georgia. The company continues to supply TRUMPF fabricating machinery in Alabama,...

Continue Reading

Strippit appoints laser product specialist

May 9, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has promoted J. Matt Keever to product specialist-lasers.Keever advises and trains customers and sales representatives in the use and application of laser cutting equipment...

Continue Reading

Sheet metal marking tool handles various materials

April 11, 2006

The Multi-Scribe™ sheet metal marking tool from Wilson Tool International® handles various materials and is suitable for conventional sheet scribing or dot-matrix marking. The tool marks...

Continue Reading

Tooling system compatible with conventional thin-turret tooling

April 11, 2006

The components of the Xcel™ tooling system from Mate Precision Tooling are compatible with existing, conventional thin-turret tooling inventory and include a canister assembly for the 1 1/4-in....

Continue Reading

Whitney names regional sales manager

April 11, 2006

Whitney, Rockford, Ill., a division of MegaFab, has appointed Cliff Ankersen as regional sales manager representing the Whitney and Bertsch product lines.Ankersen is responsible for the western U.S.,...

Continue Reading

T-Drill Industries names No. 1 seller

April 11, 2006

T-Drill Industries Inc., Norcross, Ga., has awarded George Yardley Co., Fountain Valley, Calif., the No. 1 in sales award for 2005.George Yardley Co. represents plumbing, HVAC, filtration,...

Continue Reading

Daylen Solutions adds to sales staff

April 11, 2006

Daylen Solutions LLC, Indiana, Pa., has added Larry Rarig to its sales force for eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland.Rarig assists customers looking to increase productivity, accuracy, and safety by...

Continue Reading

Portable magnetic drill features power feed

March 7, 2006

Hougen Mfg.'s HMD925 portable magnetic drill features power feed and heavy-duty holemaking capability.The drill uses the company's Rotabroach® annular cutters to produce holes from 7/16 in. to...

Continue Reading