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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Mobile device app calculates recommended tonnage for punching steel - TheFabricator.com

Mobile device app calculates recommended tonnage for punching steel

April 2, 2012

The American Punch Co. has released an app for mobile devices that allows the user to calculate the recommended tonnage needed when punching steel. The app makes calculations based on user input of punch shape and dimension and thickness of material being punched. The results of recommended...

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Ironworker includes integrated press brake - TheFabricator.com

Ironworker includes integrated press brake

March 21, 2012

Trilogy Machinery Inc. offers the Sunrise IW-66KB ironworker. It includes an integrated 12-in. press brake with a separate foot pedal for bending operations, a multi-V lower die, a worktable, and a 24-in. gauging system. Features include vertical frame design, 4-in. angle capacity, and 14-in....

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Tabletop grinders help keep turret press tooling sharp

March 15, 2012

Foremost Machinery Corp. offers Hunton vertical tabletop grinders for workplace sharpening of turret press tooling. According to the company, the grinders produce the same results as an automatic grinder. The handwheel is graduated in 0.001-in. increments. The grinders use a magnetic chuck for die...

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Hydraulic system improved in dual-operator ironworkers - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic system improved in dual-operator ironworkers

March 12, 2012

Scotchman Industries is installing a new hydraulic system in three of its Dual Operator model ironworkers. According to the company, the change increases the machines' cycle times by more than 40 percent. The hydraulic system is designed to ensure full hydraulic pressure and speed to both...

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Packing a wallop with the punch - TheFabricator.com

Packing a wallop with the punch

February 28, 2012

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Eliminating secondary processes in a fabricating operation is a way to reduce labor costs, which is good news for both the metal fabricator and, potentially, the customer. Modern punch tooling can duplicate some of those secondary processes while the material remains in the punching press, which reduces excess material handling and those downstream fabricating activities. Fabricators, however, have to realize just what is possible, so that they can take advantage of the tooling advancements.

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ARKU appoints North American president - TheFabricator.com

ARKU appoints North American president

February 22, 2012

ARKU Coil Systems, Cincinnati, has appointed Jurgen Jost as its president for North America. He brings many years of sales and management experience to the position. The company — the U.S. subsidiary of ARKU Maschinenbau GmbH of Baden-Baden, Germany — manufactures hydraulic...

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Pads help keep punch tips lubricated throughout punching process - TheFabricator.com

Pads help keep punch tips lubricated throughout punching process

February 7, 2012

Mate's new Eliminator™ patent-pending lubrication pads help keep punch tips lubricated throughout the punching process to prevent galling and other problems. The pads reduce heat buildup in the punch to help extend tool life while maintaining quality edges to punched parts. The pads fit...

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Wilson Tool announces acquisition of Brazilian tool manufacturer

January 12, 2012

Wilson Tool International has announced that it has acquired Milling Puncionadeiras of Sao Paolo, Brazil, a manufacturer of punch press and ironworker tooling for the fabrication industry in Brazil. "Wilson Tool has been doing business in Brazil and throughout Latin America for more than fifteen...

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CNC turret punch press handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in. - TheFabricator.com

CNC turret punch press handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in.

January 9, 2012

LVD Strippit has introduced the Strippit M-1525 midrange, 20-metric-ton, CNC turret punch press. It handles large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 157 in. with one sheet repositioning, making it suitable for the fabrication of large panels in cellular manufacturing or job shop environments....

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Punch tooling holders designed to fit all styles of A and B station thick-turret assemblies - TheFabricator.com

Punch tooling holders designed to fit all styles of A and B station thick-turret assemblies

November 27, 2011

Wilson Tool International® has introduced patent-pending EXP™ punch technology. According to the company, it is the first tooling to offer standard holders with universal punches. The punch holders are designed to fit in all styles of A and B station thick-turret assemblies. This...

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CNC turret punch press handles large, oversized workpieces - TheFabricator.com

CNC turret punch press handles large, oversized workpieces

November 7, 2011

LVD Strippit has introduced the Strippit P-1525, a 20-metric-ton, CNC turret punch press designed to handle large or oversized workpieces up to 60 by 98.4 in. Larger sheets can be processed with clamp repositioning. The machine delivers up to 270 HPM on 1-in. centers and up to 600 HPM in nibble...

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The ironworker stands ready for production

October 10, 2011

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These days the ironworker can play a role in production, thanks in part to the custom tooling available, as well as positioning and gauging systems that add accuracy, repeatability, and efficiency to the operation.

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TRUMPF presents 2011 awards to distributors - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF presents 2011 awards to distributors

August 15, 2011

TRUMPF Inc., a producer of lasers and other fabricating machinery in Farmington, Conn., has presented 2011 awards of sales achievement to three of its distributors. Fabricating Machine Technology, Cleveland, received the Outstanding Distributor Performance Award in recognition of its...

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Punch presses handle workpieces up to 60 by 120 in.

August 9, 2011

LVD Strippit offers the Pullmax series of punch presses, including the LVD Pullmax 520, 530, 720, and 730 models. The machines perform punching, forming, marking, bending, and tapping. The hydraulic press drive combines with rapid table accelerations and high hit rates to produce prototypes,...

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Material storage/retrieval tower for turret punch presses introduced - TheFabricator.com

Material storage/retrieval tower for turret punch presses introduced

June 3, 2011

LVD Strippit has introduced the CT-P compact material storage and retrieval tower for Strippit turret punch presses, including the V, VT, M, and VX-series models. The system provides full capabilities for loading, unloading, and storage of raw material and finished parts, thus enabling...

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