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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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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TRUMPF Inc. hires Northwest direct sales rep - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF Inc. hires Northwest direct sales rep

November 26, 2012

Fabricating machinery producer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has hired Christopher Gildehaus as Northwest direct sales representative. In this role, he is responsible for machine tool and power tool sales activity in the Northwest, specifically Northern California and northern Nevada. A...

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Punching/shearing system features standard layout marking - TheFabricator.com

Punching/shearing system features standard layout marking

October 30, 2012

Voortman has introduced the new V550-6 punching and shearing system for flat and angle steel processing. With six punches available, the system features a large-capacity hydraulic pump to make it the fastest punch in the market, according to the manufacturer. Layout marking is a standard...

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First to the punch

October 23, 2012

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The ability to move from one job to the next quickly is essential to a shop’s ability to produce more parts in less time. An important part of this involves shortening changeover time at the punch press.

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LVD Strippit names manufacturing manager, assembly supervisor

October 16, 2012

LVD Strippit, a manufacturer of metal forming equipment in Akron, N.Y., has announced additions to its manufacturing management team. Lieven Decloedt has been named to the position of manufacturing manager. In this role, he is responsible for leading all machine shop, assembly, and manufacturing...

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When to cut a common line - TheFabricator.com

When to cut a common line

October 12, 2012

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All things being equal, it stands to reason that a single separating cut is always preferable where possible. But all things are not equal, and there are times when common-line cutting is not the best option.

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American Punch earns ISO 9001:2008 recertification

October 9, 2012

American Punch Co., Cleveland, has announced its recertification to ISO 9001:2008. The company manufactures punches, dies, and shear blades for the structural steel and metal fabricating industries. It also supplies precision die components to the stamping, roll forming, and metal forming...

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10 questions to ask for safeguarding success - TheFabricator.com

10 questions to ask for safeguarding success

October 9, 2012

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Applied correctly, safeguarding can add to a company’s bottom line by preventing injury, improving the manufacturing process, and optimizing the overall shop environment.

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LVD Strippit Punching

Punching up productivity

October 8, 2012

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Mid-West Metal Products Co. Inc., Muncie, Ind., needed a new punching press for a large-volume order and soon found out just how fast production flow can change on a shop floor with new technology.

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Wilson Tool acquires Toolspress

September 24, 2012

Wilson Tool Intl., Swindon, U.K., manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has expanded its global manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of Italian press brake tooling manufacturer Toolspress, Parma, Italy....

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Mechanical Designs of Virginia adds turret punch press

August 28, 2012

Mechanical Designs of Virginia Inc., Stuart, Va., has installed an HP1500 Tailift CNC turret punch press. It has a punch capacity of 30 tons and can handle sheet sizes of 60 by 120 in. The addition of the machine to the company's existing TRUMPF® and Weidemann punches and TRUMPF laser has...

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