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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CNC punching system delivers up to 220 tons

August 21, 2012

Trilogy Machinery will introduce the Sunrise ANC fully automatic, CNC punching system at FABTECH 2012. It combines a dual-cylinder ironworker or punching machine delivering up to 220 tons, with up to a 20-ft. single-axis infeed system for punching flat bar, angle, and channel webs. The main frame...

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Same-day shipping offered for stock tooling - TheFabricator.com

Same-day shipping offered for stock tooling

July 24, 2012

American Punch Co. can ship its stock oblong and square tooling the same day if ordered by 12:00 p.m. EST, regardless of keyways specified by the customers. The company has added 65 sizes of oblong tooling and 60 sizes of square punches to its inventory of stock...

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Tooling forms hinges in punch press - TheFabricator.com

Tooling forms hinges in punch press

July 11, 2012

Fabricators can form many different types, lengths, and diameters of hinges for a variety of applications using hinge tooling from Mate Precision Tooling. The tooling forms hinges in mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel in thicknesses from 0.030 to 0.060 in., incorporating pin diameters...

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Carbide-tip cutter line expanded - TheFabricator.com

Carbide-tip cutter line expanded

May 23, 2012

Hougen Mfg. has expanded its line of Copperhead™ carbide-tip annular cutters with more sizes and depths. The cutters are available in diameters up to 2 in. and depths of cut from 2, 3, and 4 in. With full-length flutes and special tool geometry, the cutters resist wear when cutting...

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Fabrication machines accomplish variety of punching, forming tasks - TheFabricator.com

Fabrication machines accomplish variety of punching, forming tasks

May 3, 2012

Kalamazoo Metal Muncher offers two basic types of Metal Muncher machines. The series MM is a complete five-station fabrication center in a single unit, designed for productivity in a smaller footprint than two separate machines. Its two-cylinder, two-person operation enables the punch and shear...

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Punch presses feature expanded turret capacity - TheFabricator.com

Punch presses feature expanded turret capacity

May 2, 2012

LVD Strippit's V20-1225 and V20-1525 punch presses now are equipped with a newly designed 47-station turret featuring three standard 3.5-in. autoindexable stations and four standard 2-in. stations. Every station accepts shaped punches and dies, and indexable multitools can be added to expand...

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Adjustable thick-turret canisters shorten punch-length adjustment time - TheFabricator.com

Adjustable thick-turret canisters shorten punch-length adjustment time

April 25, 2012

Mate Precision Tooling has introduced RAPIDSET™ adjustable, thick-turret canisters for use with its original-style and AMX™ punch press tooling. The canisters also are compatible with Amada standard, Amada ABS, and Wilson standard tooling styles. They are designed to provide quick...

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Mobile device app calculates recommended tonnage for punching steel - TheFabricator.com

Mobile device app calculates recommended tonnage for punching steel

April 2, 2012

The American Punch Co. has released an app for mobile devices that allows the user to calculate the recommended tonnage needed when punching steel. The app makes calculations based on user input of punch shape and dimension and thickness of material being punched. The results of recommended...

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Ironworker includes integrated press brake - TheFabricator.com

Ironworker includes integrated press brake

March 21, 2012

Trilogy Machinery Inc. offers the Sunrise IW-66KB ironworker. It includes an integrated 12-in. press brake with a separate foot pedal for bending operations, a multi-V lower die, a worktable, and a 24-in. gauging system. Features include vertical frame design, 4-in. angle capacity, and 14-in....

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Tabletop grinders help keep turret press tooling sharp

March 15, 2012

Foremost Machinery Corp. offers Hunton vertical tabletop grinders for workplace sharpening of turret press tooling. According to the company, the grinders produce the same results as an automatic grinder. The handwheel is graduated in 0.001-in. increments. The grinders use a magnetic chuck for die...

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Hydraulic system improved in dual-operator ironworkers - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic system improved in dual-operator ironworkers

March 12, 2012

Scotchman Industries is installing a new hydraulic system in three of its Dual Operator model ironworkers. According to the company, the change increases the machines' cycle times by more than 40 percent. The hydraulic system is designed to ensure full hydraulic pressure and speed to both...

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Pads help keep punch tips lubricated throughout punching process - TheFabricator.com

Pads help keep punch tips lubricated throughout punching process

February 7, 2012

Mate's new Eliminator™ patent-pending lubrication pads help keep punch tips lubricated throughout the punching process to prevent galling and other problems. The pads reduce heat buildup in the punch to help extend tool life while maintaining quality edges to punched parts. The pads fit...

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CNC turret punch press handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in. - TheFabricator.com

CNC turret punch press handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in.

January 9, 2012

LVD Strippit has introduced the Strippit M-1525 midrange, 20-metric-ton, CNC turret punch press. It handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in. with one sheet repositioning, making it suitable for the fabrication of large panels in cellular manufacturing or job shop environments....

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Punch tooling holders designed to fit all styles of A and B station thick-turret assemblies - TheFabricator.com

Punch tooling holders designed to fit all styles of A and B station thick-turret assemblies

November 27, 2011

Wilson Tool International® has introduced patent-pending EXP™ punch technology. According to the company, it is the first tooling to offer standard holders with universal punches. The punch holders are designed to fit in all styles of A and B station thick-turret assemblies. This...

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CNC turret punch press handles large, oversized workpieces - TheFabricator.com

CNC turret punch press handles large, oversized workpieces

November 7, 2011

LVD Strippit has introduced the Strippit P-1525, a 20-metric-ton, CNC turret punch press designed to handle large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 98.4 in. Larger sheets can be processed with clamp repositioning. The machine delivers up to 270 HPM on 1-in. centers and up to 600 HPM in nibble...

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