Punching and Other Holemaking Products

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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Integrated flattening allows hole punching without sheet metal distortion - TheFabricator.com

Integrated flattening allows hole punching without sheet metal distortion

June 18, 2013

TRUMPF® has introduced a new integrated flattening concept, available on the TruPunch 5000 punching machine and the TruMatic 7000 punch/laser combination machine. The process allows punching of a large number of holes in thin sheet metal without distorting the panel. Opposing stresses are...

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Tonnage increased on ironworkers

June 18, 2013

Piranha, a division of MegaFab, has introduced a new line of single-operator ironworkers with increased tonnage and capacity. The new tonnages by model are P50, P65, P90, P110, and P140. All new models include FEA, structural changes, and new materials....

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Cylinders handle difficult tube punching applications - TheFabricator.com

Cylinders handle difficult tube punching applications

June 18, 2013

Multicyl cylinders are suitable for custom tube piercing applications. Their compact design, positional versatility, and self-adjusting stroke enable radial punching, punching multiple tube walls, and punching tubes with challenging shapes. The machines require a supply of shop air. The company...

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Sharpening system handles commonly used tooling styles - TheFabricator.com

Sharpening system handles commonly used tooling styles

June 12, 2013

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced the new Premia™ sharpening system for automated, precision sharpening of commonly used punch press tooling styles. Its touchscreen interface is menu-driven, with three standard programs for small, medium, and large tools, plus two more that are...

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Heavy-duty line assists press brake plate bending - TheFabricator.com

Heavy-duty line assists press brake plate bending

June 10, 2013

Wila® USA has introduced the HD heavy-duty product line to help maximize press brake productivity when bending plate from 0.3125 to 1 in. thick or when bending high, concentrated loads, such as high-tensile-strength materials in dies with smaller than normal V-openings. The line comprises...

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CNC press brake line offered - TheFabricator.com

CNC press brake line offered

June 10, 2013

The new Atlantic Blue Line program from Haco-Atlantic Inc. includes type ATP hydraulic press brakes from 50 to 300 tons with working lengths to 13 ft., type ATS hydraulic guillotine shears from 0.25 to 0.625 in. with cutting lengths to 13 ft., and a type ATT 30-ton hydraulic CNC turret punching...

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Punch/laser combination processes complex parts without scratching

June 4, 2013

Amada's new ACIES series punch/laser combination machine provides scratch-free processing of complex sheet metal parts. Featuring advanced automation and tool change options, the machine delivers fast hit rates, stable processing, versatile forming, and unlimited shape cutting flexibility, the...

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Punches, dies made of proprietary high-speed steel - TheFabricator.com

Punches, dies made of proprietary high-speed steel

April 30, 2013

Mate Precision Tooling offers a variety of tooling made of M4PM™ high-speed steel. The line includes TRUMPF®-style size 0 and 1 punches, QuickLock™ size 1 punches, NEXT™ size 40 and 76 punches, TRUMPF-style size 5 and 10 multitool punches and dies, and LongLife™...

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Flying cutoff press's servo drive adds flexibility for various operations - TheFabricator.com

Flying cutoff press's servo drive adds flexibility for various operations

January 31, 2013

Airam Press Co. Ltd. has designed and engineered a pneumatic flying cutoff press that uses a servo drive for stamping, punching, cutting, and piercing materials such as steel and aluminum. It can be used as part of a stamping workcell, to anchor the front or back of a roll forming line, and for...

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Turret punch press features automatic tool changer

January 24, 2013

Haco Atlantic offers the latest version of the Q 5 turret punch press with an automatic tool changer to punch through steel up to 0.26 in. thick providing 1,200 HPM. The press performs punching, nibbling, louvering, rolling, and bending. It is available in 22- or 30-ton capacities with 12 to 20...

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Forming tool simplifies fastening of sheet metal pieces - TheFabricator.com

Forming tool simplifies fastening of sheet metal pieces

January 10, 2013

Mate's new Hybrid Threadform forming tool for punch presses provides a method for fastening two pieces of sheet metal together without tapping or secondary operations. Designed for use when the material thickness is greater than the screw pitch, the tool thins the material in the center of the...

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Drills systems offered

December 13, 2012

Kennametal offers a variety of holemaking products. The GOdrill™ microdrill works with multiple applications and materials. It handles diameters starting at 0.0394 in. The YPC Beyond™ drill, a solid-carbide drill platform, is engineered to deliver long tool life in cast iron, ductile iron,...

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Angle/detail machine offers technology to help optimize productivity - TheFabricator.com

Angle/detail machine offers technology to help optimize productivity

December 12, 2012

Peddinghaus Corp. has introduced the Anglemaster-HD angle/detail machine. It uses new Smart Cylinder technology that optimizes hydraulic fluid levels for accelerated production, the manufacturer reports. Equipped with two 169-ton, three-speed punch cylinders with triple tool punches and one...

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Guide assemblies feature tool-free punch length adjustment

November 28, 2012

Wilson Tool International® has introduced HPX™ guide assemblies for thick-turret tooling, combining tool-free punch adjustments with replaceable punch technology in one package. The guide assemblies combine EXP punch tooling — which offers a standard holder with universal punches — with the...

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Punching/shearing system features standard layout marking - TheFabricator.com

Punching/shearing system features standard layout marking

October 30, 2012

Voortman has introduced the new V550-6 punching and shearing system for flat and angle steel processing. With six punches available, the system features a large-capacity hydraulic pump to make it the fastest punch in the market, according to the manufacturer. Layout marking is a standard...

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