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 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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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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Piecing together a growing business - TheFabricator.com

Piecing together a growing business

August 3, 2012

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The ironworker at RJ Industries keeps modular aluminum components flowing. At this shop, the tried-and-true machine is the center of cutting and punching production.

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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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TRUMPF announces staff appointments

July 16, 2012

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed Shane Simpson as regional manager of machine tool sales for the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. and Tom Bailey as product manager – TruBend Product Group in North America. Simpson has 17 years of experience in the company's machine tool group, having...

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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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TRUMPF names VP of engineering, manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF names VP of engineering, manufacturing

July 10, 2012

Fabricating machinery manufacturer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has named Stephan Bundschu to the position of vice president, engineering and manufacturing. He is responsible for overseeing the machine assembly, components, sheet metal, tooling, and purchasing departments. He also continues...

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Wilson Tool website launches in multiple languages

June 26, 2012

Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, Minn., has launched a redesigned website at www.wilsontool.com. The new site includes more product information, simplified navigation, and multiple languages. The simultaneous launch of the website in five languages — American and British English,...

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Murata Machinery USA establishes new website

June 13, 2012

Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has announced the development and launch of a new website at www.muratec-usa.com that features the company's automated lathes, turret punch presses, and material handling systems. It encompasses the company's design, build, and engineering capabilities...

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Murata Machinery USA names Cascade Capital Machine as distributor

May 24, 2012

Charlotte, N.C., metal forming machinery manufacturer Murata Machinery USA, a subsidiary of Murata Machinery Ltd., Kyoto, Japan, has announced that Cascade Capital Machine, a fabrication machine tool distribution company located in Surrey, B.C., has joined its North American distribution network....

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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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LVD Co. marks 60 years in business

May 14, 2012

LVD Co. nv, Gullegem, Belgium, marks its 60th anniversary in 2012 as a designer and manufacturer of equipment for sheet metal fabrication. The company began producing hydraulic presses in 1952 and today manufactures punching, laser cutting, and forming/bending machinery. In addition to its...

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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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