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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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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Murata Machinery's Fabrication Division hires sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Murata Machinery's Fabrication Division hires sales manager

March 18, 2013

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has appointed Rick Dorman as western regional sales manager for the Fabrication Division, which supplies mechanical, servo-drive, laser-hybrid, and punch/plasma hybrid turret punch presses. In this position, he coordinates sales efforts with dealers in...

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Wilson tool donates equipment to Anoka Tech for training

March 5, 2013

Wilson Tool International®, a provider of tooling for sheet metal fabrication in White Bear Lake, Minn., has donated a $14,000 grinder to Anoka Technical College in Anoka, Minn. The grinder, which sharpens punch press tooling, will be used to train students in the college's precision sheet metal...

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Murata Machinery hires central regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Murata Machinery hires central regional sales manager

March 5, 2013

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has hired Dan Baker as central regional sales manager. He brings to the position a background in maintenance, scheduling, field service, and training within the machine tool industry, most recently acting as a sales manager for a major tooling company....

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Wilson Tool changes name of two Canadian divisions

February 25, 2013

Wilson Tool International®, White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling for sheet metal fabrication, has changed the name of Exacta Precision and Exacta FabTool to Wilson Tool Canada. The new name more accurately represents the integration of the two Canadian divisions into Wilson Tool...

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Trilogy Machinery names VP/national sales manager

February 12, 2013

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., has promoted Ben "Beej" Flamholz to the position of vice president and national sales manager for Sunrise ironworkers. Flamholz has been selling ironworkers and punching machines since 2005. In this position, he supports customers and dealers across the...

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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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Wilson Tool establishes new Spanish website

January 22, 2013

Wilson Tool International, a maker of tooling for sheet metal manufacturing, White Bear Lake, Minn., has announced the launch of a new version of its website at www.wilsontool.com/Spanish/index.aspx. The website offers simple navigation through tooling systems and services available locally....

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