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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Thick-turret insert slitting die punches close to clamps

June 11, 2014

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced the VERSADIE™ thick-turret insert slitting die for D and E stations. According to the company, the die punches close to the clamps to reduce material cost and waste for slitting operations, and it allows users to replace die inserts without replacing the...

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Partners in THINC welcomes Allied Machine & Eng.

May 27, 2014

Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that Allied Machine & Eng. Corp., a Dover, Ohio-based manufacturer of tooling systems related to holemaking and finishing, has joined Partners in THINC. Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than 40 industry leaders who come...

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Deep-hole drills reach depth of up to 50xD

May 19, 2014

Walter’s standard Titex X.treme D40 and X.treme D50 deep-hole drills reach depths of 40x and 50xD of the drill, respectively. Previously the standard range of XD drills reached up to 30xD, with longer tools up to 70xD available as special versions. The drills enable holes to be drilled in one...

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Punch press available with Wiedemann-, spring-style tooling

May 15, 2014

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has introduced the Motorum M2048TS turret punch press. It incorporates a CNC servomotor-driven turret punch press with a new ram drive that combines high-speed punching, exceptional forming operations, and reduced noise, says the company. The press comes with either...

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Operator-friendly punching

May 12, 2014

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Modern punching machines are designed to be more operator-friendly, which is a bonus for today’s fast-paced shop floors. Learn just how these sophisticated machines have evolved ergonomically.

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Microdrill includes wear-indicating TiN coating

May 1, 2014

Kennametal offers the GOdrill™, its first microdrill, which works with multiple applications and multiple materials. The drill is designed to make holes from 0.0394 to 0.5 in. dia. Features include high-end material grades, a wear-indicating TiN coating, and new proprietary geometries....

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Multicyl Power to Punch Unipunch With

Multicyl Inc.

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See how Multicyl works with Unipunch, a leader in the unitized tooling market, and how you can use this combination to improve your manufacturing processes!

Power-reverse punch feature helps increase hole puncher productivity

April 16, 2014

Hougen Mfg. has introduced the Hougen®-Ogura® 75002.5PR and 75004PR electrohydraulic hole punchers. The 24.9-lb. units feature single-body construction for punching holes in steel in as little as 2.3 sec. Both models include the new power retractable punch system, which allows users to...

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Wilson Venture Group seeks to acquire small to midsize businesses

April 9, 2014

Wilson Tool Enterprises, a manufacturer of tooling for the sheet metal industry in White Bear Lake, Minn., has announced the launch of Wilson Venture Group™, an acquisition arm dedicated to acquiring small to midsized manufacturing businesses. The family-owned firm is focused on the...

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Trumpf TruPunch 3000

TRUMPF Inc.

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The TruPunch 3000 offers fabricators flexible punching with fast setup, all tool rotation and total station independence. All tools fit in any station, and may be setup offline, leading to far higher uptimes compared to turret presses. One of the features of the new TRUMPF TruPunch 3000 is the all-new electric punching head. It is quiet, fast and requires less power than its predecessor. Combined with skeleton-free processing, the electric punching head allows fabricators to produce punched parts even more efficiently.

Electronic control unit handles drilling applications on robots

April 3, 2014

Sugino Corp. has announced that its SSV2 Selfeeder™ servo series electronic control unit now has the capability to mount to robots for complex automated drilling applications. The system features a high-power motor and spindle speeds from 390 to 20,000 RPM for small-diameter drilling in...

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Voortman Steel Machinery opens Voortman Experience Center

March 25, 2014

Voortman Steel Machinery has opened the Voortman Experience Center, a showroom and training facility in Rijssen, Netherlands. All of the manufacturer’s plate-, flat-, and angle-processing machines are ready for demonstration in the showroom. The facility also includes office space and meeting...

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Carbide drill designed for aluminum machining

March 19, 2014

Kennametal offers the HPS solid-carbide drill, made from Beyond™ KN15™ grade fine-grain carbide, for holemaking in aluminum. The drill’s highly polished surface reduces friction on flutes, margins, and cutting edges for good chip evacuation, even in minimum-quantity lubrication...

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Punching stations accommodate various tubing diameters

March 18, 2014

Multicyl offers Projection Mandrel punching stations to help overcome obstacles that occur when working with tubing or extrusions of different sizes. The mandrel is projected outwards from the base of the tool, leaving the space underneath open to accommodate different diameters of tubing for...

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Servo-electric turret punch press fits in compact spaces

March 12, 2014

Prima Power offers the E5x Compact Express servo-electric turret punch press. Designed to offer versatile capacity, it features a new machine control and user interface software with touchscreen panel. Compact load/unload automation, which uses the space above and below the machine to maintain...

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