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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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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Forming tool simplifies fastening of sheet metal pieces - TheFabricator.com

Forming tool simplifies fastening of sheet metal pieces

January 10, 2013

Mate's new Hybrid Threadform forming tool for punch presses provides a method for fastening two pieces of sheet metal together without tapping or secondary operations. Designed for use when the material thickness is greater than the screw pitch, the tool thins the material in the center of the...

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Wilson Tool appoints new executives - TheFabricator.com

Wilson Tool appoints new executives

December 18, 2012

Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, Minn., a provider of tooling systems for punch presses and press brakes and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has announced the appointments of Chris Lawless as president and Paul Johnson as president of new business development,...

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Murata Machinery USA names new sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Murata Machinery USA names new sales manager

December 17, 2012

Murata Machinery USA's Fabrication Division, Charlotte, N.C., has promoted Cary Teeple to fabrication products sales manager, extending the scope of his oversight of the Muratec brand to all of North and South America. A 13-year veteran of the company, Teeple started out as a district sales...

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Drills systems offered

December 13, 2012

Kennametal offers a variety of holemaking products. The GOdrill™ microdrill works with multiple applications and materials. It handles diameters starting at 0.0394 in. The YPC Beyond™ drill, a solid-carbide drill platform, is engineered to deliver long tool life in cast iron, ductile iron,...

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Angle/detail machine offers technology to help optimize productivity - TheFabricator.com

Angle/detail machine offers technology to help optimize productivity

December 12, 2012

Peddinghaus Corp. has introduced the Anglemaster-HD angle/detail machine. It uses new Smart Cylinder technology that optimizes hydraulic fluid levels for accelerated production, the manufacturer reports. Equipped with two 169-ton, three-speed punch cylinders with triple tool punches and one...

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Guide assemblies feature tool-free punch length adjustment

November 28, 2012

Wilson Tool International® has introduced HPX™ guide assemblies for thick-turret tooling, combining tool-free punch adjustments with replaceable punch technology in one package. The guide assemblies combine EXP punch tooling — which offers a standard holder with universal punches — with the...

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