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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Phinney Tool & Die earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

July 23, 2013

Phinney Tool & Die, Medina, N.Y., a division of S. B. Whistler & Sons Inc., has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company manufactures turnkey progressive punching and notching systems, as well as precision stamping services. Its core focus is the design, manufacture, and...

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Tooling performs 90-degree bends on a punch press - TheFabricator.com

Tooling performs 90-degree bends on a punch press

July 15, 2013

Mate Precision Tooling’s new VariBend™ is a flexible, multipurpose tool that bends sheet metal tabs at any angle up to 90 degrees in 1-degree increments. It eliminates secondary operations usually performed on a press brake. The tool produces form heights of about 0.300 to 0.700 in....

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Punch technology allows fast punch switching times - TheFabricator.com

Punch technology allows fast punch switching times

July 11, 2013

Wilson Tool Intl. offers EXP™ punch technology for Fab/thin turret-style tooling. It features a standard holder with universal punches, allowing fabricators to replace only the punch to speed punch switching times. The punches come standard with the company’s Ultima® premium...

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TRUMPF Inc. names new president/CEO - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF Inc. names new president/CEO

July 10, 2013

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Dr. Lars Gruenert as president and CEO, succeeding Rolf Biekert. In this position, he is responsible for all of the company’s subsidiaries and business operations in North America, including manufacturing,...

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Radius, blank punches available for springback development

June 19, 2013

Urethane Tooling & Eng. Corp. has launched a new line of aluminum and urethane radius and blank punches for forming development and tryout. The products, designed to work with the Tool-A-Thane urethane press brake die retainers and springback development tools, are available in radii of 0.02...

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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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Get more out of your punch - TheFabricator.com

Get more out of your punch

April 16, 2013

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Several factors come into play when trying to determine the appropriate lifespan of a punch before major maintenance or replacement is required. If a fabricating operation is knowledgeable about punching activities and vigilant about organization and maintenance, it can expect to get the most out of its tooling.

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TRUMPF names new sales representative

March 19, 2013

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Materials Integrity Testing Inc. (MIT) as a sales representative for its fabricating machinery in the Caribbean. This territory includes Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Jamaica.Shane Simpson is the...

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