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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Punching up forms on a turret press - TheFabricator.com

Punching up forms on a turret press

October 7, 2013

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From producing fairly simple tapping extrusions to bends to tabs to tall louvers to complex special shapes, upforming can enhance a turret’s multitasking capabilities and reduce multiple processes to one pass.

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Cutting machine incorporates six oxyfuel torches, two plasma torches - TheFabricator.com

Cutting machine incorporates six oxyfuel torches, two plasma torches

September 30, 2013

The V304 plate processing system from Voortman delivers multitorch oxyfuel cutting, plasma straight cutting, and plasma 3-D beveling. It is suitable for repeating and simultaneous cutting jobs and layout marking. A maximum of six oxyfuel torches, two plasma torches, or a combination can be...

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Turnkey, bench-mounted punching system available in 5-, 10-ton models - TheFabricator.com

Turnkey, bench-mounted punching system available in 5-, 10-ton models

September 30, 2013

Multicyl offers the Press in a Box press package. The turnkey, bench-mounted system punches holes using air-oil cylinders and unitized tooling. The system comes in 5- and 10-ton models for small hole punching applications, secondary operations, and parts that don’t fit in a traditional...

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Combined saw/drill unit designed for railroad industry - TheFabricator.com

Combined saw/drill unit designed for railroad industry

September 25, 2013

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) offers the Amsaw R series saw, designed for high-production cutting of high-alloy rails for the railroad industry. Features include a saw blade changeover time of less than 3 min., hardened spindle gears ground for minimum backlash, a blade guide and...

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Tap tool processes many different materials - TheFabricator.com

Tap tool processes many different materials

September 24, 2013

WIDIA™ offers the VariTap(TAM) tap for processing multiple work materials, such as aluminum, stainless steel, and cast iron. The design includes a proprietary spiral point geometry that lowers tapping torque, extending tool life while driving chips forward in through-holes. The geometry...

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Turret punch press combines two configurations - TheFabricator.com

Turret punch press combines two configurations

September 17, 2013

Murata Machinery USA Inc. has introduced the Motorum 2048TS series turret punch press. The high-speed, 22-ton press has a 50- by 100-in. table. The press features a FANUC Oi PB touchscreen control, including Murata's Campath TRM as standard. The same large turret configuration in the Motorum 25...

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Magnetic-base drill makes holes through 2-in.-thick steel

September 5, 2013

Trick-Tools has announced the release of its Fein JHM Short Slugger magnetic drill. It features an electromagnetic base that secures it to the material being drilled. Annular cutters, which drill only the perimeter of the hole and eject the slug, allow this model to drill up to 1.1875-in. holes...

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Straight-cut control made for milling, drilling, boring machines - TheFabricator.com

Straight-cut control made for milling, drilling, boring machines

September 4, 2013

Heidenhain has introduced the TNC 128 compact, straight-cut CNC. The intuitive control is designed for use with milling, drilling, and boring machines. For program creation, the control provides "help"” graphics, practical prompts, machining cycles, and cycles for coordinate...

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Punch tooling strategy for punching thousands and thousands of holes - TheFabricator.com

Punch tooling strategy for punching thousands and thousands of holes

August 1, 2013

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Carter Day International punches thousands of holes to make specialized screens. One screen can take several hours to punch. Problem is, the company doesn’t have enough volume to warrant using a specialized perforation press. So it uses a traditional turret punch press, but with highly durable tooling.

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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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