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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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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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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