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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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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Tooling creates lines for hand bending

May 10, 2005

Mate Precision Tooling's Easy Bend™ tooling creates bend lines in metal to simplify hand bending fabricated assemblies for which conventional press brake forming isn't practical.The tool...

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Tool steel suitable for long runs of UHSS

March 8, 2005

Bohler-Uddeholm has developed Vanadis 4® Extra, a powder metallurgy (P/M) tool steel suitable for applications with high demands on adhesive wear and chipping resistance, particularly for stamping...

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Tool system taps threads in sheet metal

December 7, 2004

Mate Precision Tooling's Mate EasyTap® tool system automatically produces threaded holes in all types of sheet metal in thick-turret punch presses. The threaded holes are produced in prepunched...

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New steel extends punch life

November 9, 2004

Wilson Tool's Ultima™ premium tool steel has been engineered to extend tool life when punching abrasive materials and materials with high tensile strength.The new composition reduces cutting...

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Punching, shearing machine has reduced sheet travel distance

September 14, 2004

Salvagnini's S4N punching and shearing machine is designed to reduce the distance of sheet travel required to punch parts. It features a patented multipress head combined with an integrated shear. All...

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