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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Magnetic drill with automatic feed suitable for production applications

August 4, 2015

CS Unitec’s MAB 825 V portable magnetic drill features an automatic feed mechanism with power retraction, which makes it suitable for production applications. The 16-amp, double-insulated reversible motor has a 4-speed oil bath gearbox (40-110, 65-175, 140-360, 220-600 RPM) for applications...

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App simplifies punching calculations

July 21, 2015

TRUMPF’s new PunchGuide app, designed for use with smartphones and tablet PCs, helps punch press users determine calculations. The app offers support for calculating punching force, cutting clearance, prepunching diameters, maximum edge length, stripper selection, and sheet metal thickness and...

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Punch press offers two tooling options

July 20, 2015

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has introduced the Motorum M2558TS/TS-S punch press. The TS model uses Wiedemann-style push/pull tooling, while the TS-S model uses spring-style tooling. With the push/pull tooling, the ram, punch holder, and punch are connected to achieve a push/pull action (positive...

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Cutting oil made for cutting fine threads, drilling deep holes

July 15, 2015

Wallover's Wococut 508 cutting oil is suitable for cutting fine threads in small-diameter screws, drilling small-diameter holes in 306 stainless steel, and heavy-duty screw machining. The product uses chlorine, active sulfur, and synergistic fatty additives to reduce the chance of burrs...

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BTM announces new ownership

July 14, 2015

BTM Co. LLC, Marysville, Mich., a provider of production equipment systems for sheet metal clinching and precision piercing, has announced the new owners are Bruce Smith and Thomas Kemeny. Smith has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from...

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Wilson Tool announces exclusive agreement with LVD Strippit

July 7, 2015

Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components, has announced that the company has entered into an exclusive agreement with metal fabricating equipment manufacturer LVD Strippit, Akron, N.Y. As...

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Tool provides drilling, chamfering

July 1, 2015

The new Walter D4580 chamfer body provides drilling and chamfering in one tool. This two-in-one approach helps reduce machining time, since fewer tool changes are required. The tool is suitable for use with ISO material groups P, M, K, N, and S and for all holes with 45-degree chamfers. In the...

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Solid-carbide drills offer fast penetration time

July 1, 2015

Emuge Corp. has introduced the EF series solid-carbide drills. They incorporate special geometry, proprietary carbide grades, and a PVD coating design for penetration times that are three to five times faster than conventional carbide and cobalt drills, the company reports. The drills feature a...

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Machine punches holes in opposing walls of tubing

June 24, 2015

Multicyl Inc.® offers a double horizontal tube punching machine. The unit punches holes in the opposing walls of a tube or extrusion. Both holes are positioned and aligned correctly every time and punched in seconds, the company...

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Annular core cutters resist impact, stress

June 24, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has redesigned its line of annular core cutters to have a mix of high-speed steel and aluminum (M2Al), providing more resistance to impact, stress, and deformation. The SST core cutter is uncoated, made with a surface treatment that reduces heat transfer. The IceCut...

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Wilson Tool names VP of global marketing

June 18, 2015

Wilson Tool Intl. has hired Paul Landgraf as vice president of global marketing. He leads the company’s strategic marketing, new product and service development, and branding initiatives worldwide and also is responsible for sales in South America and Southeast Asia. Landgraf brings more...

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American Punch Co. earns recertification to ISO 9001:2008

June 5, 2015

American Punch Co., based in Cleveland, has been recertified to ISO 9001:2008 credentials. The firm manufactures punches, dies, and shear blades used in the structural steel and metal fabricating industries. It also supplies precision die components to the stamping, roll forming, and metal...

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Four tooling configurations designed for thick-turret punch presses

May 15, 2015

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced Roller Solutions™ tooling in several configurations. Rolling Rib tooling reduces the time required to create stiffening ribs in products needing additional strengthening. Ribs may be created in any contour and can start and end anywhere on the sheet....

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Automatic plate-processing system punches, shears simultaneously

May 13, 2015

Trilogy Machinery Inc. has introduced the new Sunrise APS fully automatic plate-processing system. It can punch and shear simultaneously. The fully enclosed system is driven by a rack-and-pinion infeed that can handle up to 40-ft. lengths of material at speeds up to 40 FPM. Standard features...

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Don't be afraid of skeleton handling

May 6, 2015


Removing the skeleton from a machine tool is a time-consuming and potentially dangerous task. Machine tool builders recognize this and are taking steps to eliminate that manual effort.

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