Punching and Other Holemaking Products

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 machine handles 4 ft. by 8 ft. sheets

February 13, 2007

Equipped with a 50 in. by 100 in. working range and the ability to handle 4 ft. by 8 ft. sheets, TRUMPF Inc.'s TruPunch 2020 offers a turnkey processing package designed to make prototype jobs easier...

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Tooling designed for all thick-turret punch presses

October 10, 2006

The MXC&3153; tooling system from Mate Precision Tooling is designed for all thick-turret punch press brands and models and provides extended life and tooling interchangeability.The tooling system...

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Pierce units are self-equalizing

August 8, 2006

Aries Eng. Co. Inc. offers the HyperPierce® self-equalizing press unit for high-production piercing and assembly. It incorporates HyperCyl® hydrapneumatic drive units.The press unit operates...

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Strain sensor uses piezoelectric elements

August 8, 2006

The Force/Torque Div. of PCB® Piezotronics Inc. has introduced M240 ICP® strain sensors that use piezoelectric sensing elements to indirectly measure dynamic and quasistatic forces on...

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Entry-level punching machine introduced

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF has introduced the Trumatic 1000 R compact punching machine designed as an entry-level model for beginners in the field of CNC sheet metal processing that don't need to integrate their machines...

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Sheet metal marking tool handles various materials

April 11, 2006

The Multi-Scribe™ sheet metal marking tool from Wilson Tool International® handles various materials and is suitable for conventional sheet scribing or dot-matrix marking. The tool marks...

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Tooling system compatible with conventional thin-turret tooling

April 11, 2006

The components of the Xcel™ tooling system from Mate Precision Tooling are compatible with existing, conventional thin-turret tooling inventory and include a canister assembly for the 1 1/4-in....

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Portable magnetic drill features power feed

March 7, 2006

Hougen Mfg.'s HMD925 portable magnetic drill features power feed and heavy-duty holemaking capability.The drill uses the company's Rotabroach® annular cutters to produce holes from 7/16 in. to...

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Punch laser machine requires no sheet repositioning

January 10, 2006

The EML K3510NT punch laser combination machine from Amada America Inc. handles full-size sheets without repositioning.The machine's X-axis (3,937 IPM) and Y-axis (3,149 IPM) simultaneous axis speeds...

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Tooling available for immediate delivery

November 8, 2005

Mate Precision Tooling has announced that its Ultraform® tools for fabricating special part features are now available for immediate delivery from stock.Included are the Rollerball® tooling...

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Ironworker tooling engineered for longer life, improved hole quality

October 11, 2005

Piranha has introduced a new line of ironworker tooling engineered to provide longer life and improved hole quality for both standard and special shapes, the company reports.The tooling is suitable...

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Machine punches, drills, marks, cuts flat bar, plate stock

October 11, 2005

Peddinghaus Corp.'s FBDB 2500/3 plate processing center incorporates punching, drilling, scribe marking, and thermal cutting technologies via plasma or oxyfuel into one machine.The machine processes...

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Dies designed for punching abrasive, high tensile strength materials

September 13, 2005

Wilson Tool International® now offers Ultima™ premium tool steel dies for its HP™ thick-turret line. The dies are designed to improve tool life when punching materials that are...

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Tool calibration system verifies, restores punching station alignment

August 9, 2005

The Mate Pilot tool calibration system from Mate Precision Tooling is designed to verify and restore the angular alignment of punching stations of a turret press.The system, consisting of a matched...

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Tooling system needs no alignment fixtures

June 14, 2005

Mate Precision Tooling's QuickLock™ tooling system for TRUMPF presses features a keyed alignment ring that engages the alignment key in the punch for quick tool setup without alignment...

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