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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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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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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