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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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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Drilling Tools Intl. acquires Reamco

March 10, 2014

Private equity firm Hicks Equity Partners, Dallas, has announced that its portfolio company, Directional Rentals Inc., has acquired Reamco Inc., a company based in Lafayette, La., that manufactures, rents, and refurbishes downhole drilling tools and related products used in the drilling industry....

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Automation relieves punching bottleneck

February 28, 2014

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Experience plus planning get more out of automation at Overlanders Manufacturing

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Accurate Perforating & Metal Fabricating facilities earn ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 27, 2014

Accurate Perforating & Metal Fabricating has announced that its metal perforating and precision metal fabrication facilities in Chicago have received certifications to ISO 9001:2008. The company serves industries from OEM and fabricating to architects and point-of-purchase display design...

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Drill press also performs countersinking, reaming, tapping

February 27, 2014

Knuth Machine Tools USA offers the SSB series heavy-duty drill press. The machine, available in four models, is designed for drilling, countersinking, reaming, and tapping. It features a motor up to 3 HP, a gearbox drive with drilling capacity up to 2 in., variable speed, and a motorized table....

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Plate processor handles plate up to 4 in. thick

February 27, 2014

Peddinghaus has introduced the HSFDB-C, a CNC plate processor capable of drilling, scribing, countersinking, tapping, milling, and oxyfuel and plasma cutting. It processes plate up to 4 in. thick and is available in 6-, 8-, and 10-ft. widths. The machine feeds material to the operating area of...

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Stack drill made for aerospace composite/titanium stacks

February 26, 2014

A new stack drill from Kennametal for aerospace composite/titanium stacks can operate with or without through-coolant for chip evacuation. The B55_DAL drill handles CFRP-metal stacks in hole diameters from 0.1875 to 0.625 in. The drill can be applied in all combinations of stacks:...

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Solid-carbide drill designed for aluminum workpieces

February 25, 2014

Kennametal’s new HPS solid-carbide drill features Beyond™ KN15™ grade fine-grain carbide and unique point geometry for holemaking in aluminum. Its highly polished surface helps reduce friction on flutes, margins, and cutting edges. The drill features a proprietary, 135-degree,...

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Femtosecond laser processing allows cutting, drilling with no thermal damage

February 11, 2014

LSA Laser has added femtosecond laser processing capabilities for medical device manufacturing. The lasers can drill and cut high-precision holes and shapes free from thermal damage, the company reports. The ultrafast laser system vaporizes matter without HAZ, making it suitable for use on...

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Calculators added to mobile app for punching

January 13, 2014

American Punch Co. has launched an updated version of its mobile app for determining the proper tonnage required for punching mild steel. The new app features a die clearance calculator, a diagonals calculator, and an inch/decimal/metric conversion calculator. The app is available for free...

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Annular cutter line expanded for hole drilling in structural steel

November 25, 2013

American Punch Co. has introduced a general-purpose, high-speed-steel annular cutter and a high-performance carbide cutter. The cutters are designed for drilling holes in structural steel. The annular cutters are available in commonly used sizes and feature a 0.75-in. shank. According to the...

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Icon Machine Tool named exclusive Pacific Northwest distributor for TRUMPF

November 4, 2013

Icon Machine Tool Inc., Fenton, Mo., has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for TRUMPF® fabricating equipment and laser systems in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The company already is the exclusive TRUMPF distributor in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and...

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