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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CNC turret punch presses have 51 percent larger turret capacity than previous models - TheFabricator.com

CNC turret punch presses have 51 percent larger turret capacity than previous models

May 9, 2011

LVD Strippit has introduced the M-series of midrange, 20-metric-ton CNC turret punch presses featuring a 51 percent larger turret capacity than previous models. Equipped with the company's energy reduction system (ERS), the punch presses consume up to 30 percent less electrical power than...

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Leaning on the turret punch press

May 6, 2011

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Proper planning and tools lead to greater punching efficiencies as well as smooth part flow throughout the rest of the fabrication operation.

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Tool deburrs parts on punch press

April 25, 2011

Wilson has introduced a tool that deburrs parts on the punch press. Available for TRUMPF® or thick-turret-style punch presses, the tool coins a small chamfer on the cut edge to deburr straight lines or arcs, including acute angles and very small radii. The ball assembly design helps reduce setup...

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CNC ironworker has 30-in. plate and 8-in. angle shears

April 5, 2011

Trilogy Machinery Inc. has announced the recent sale of a Sunrise XY CNC ironworker. The 180-ton machine with 30-in. plate shear and 8-in. angle shear features a hydraulic plate shear hold-down, hydraulic punch stripper, pendant control, and interchangeable die blocks for up to 4 in. A...

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LVD Company, Pullmax AB agree to merger of operations

February 17, 2011

LVD Company nv, Gullegem, Belgium, and Pullmax AB, Göteborg, Sweden, today announced they have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production, and research and development facilities. The agreement will expand the product...

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Mate Precision Tooling appoints vice president of business development - TheFabricator.com

Mate Precision Tooling appoints vice president of business development

February 17, 2011

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, announces the appointment of Frank Baeumler to the position of vice president of business development. He is responsible for identifying complementary business segments for the company to provide diversification and...

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Dayton Progress Corp. acquires Lane Punch business, assets

February 17, 2011

Dayton Progress Corp., Dayton, Ohio, has acquired the business and assets of Lane Punch Corp., a manufacturer of metal stamping tools with locations in Michigan and North Carolina. Dayton Progress will transfer all production from the two Lane plants to Dayton Progress factories in Ohio, Canada,...

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Mate Precision Tooling opens Shanghai office, appoints sales manager - TheFabricator.com

Mate Precision Tooling opens Shanghai office, appoints sales manager

February 7, 2011

Mate Precision Tooling, a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling in Anoka, Minn., has opened a new sales office in Shanghai, China. Wei Sun has been appointed China sales manager for the new office. Sun is responsible for dealer and direct sales development in China and Hong Kong. He has a...

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Power consumption reduction system incorporated in punch presses, press brakes - TheFabricator.com

Power consumption reduction system incorporated in punch presses, press brakes

January 31, 2011

LVD Strippit has incorporated the new Energy Reduction System (ERS) into its Strippit VX-series punch presses and PPEC series press brakes. The system manages power consumption during machine operation, standby, and idle times, reducing energy consumption by 15 to 30 percent over...

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Punch press tooling systems offered - TheFabricator.com

Punch press tooling systems offered

January 24, 2011

Mate offers a complete range of Salvagnini-style Type II and Type III tooling in a newly published 28-page catalog. Also available and in stock are Type 70 and 90 tooling, fully guided assemblies, and PU and PB forming assemblies. Manufactured from powdered metal-based, high-speed steel, the...

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Sterling Fabrication Technology to represent TRUMPF

January 17, 2011

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has selected Sterling Fabrication Technology to represent its sheet metal fabricating equipment in Louisiana and Texas. The Dallas-based representative has worked with TRUMPF in the past as well....

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Deburring tool eliminates burrs, secondary operations on punched parts - TheFabricator.com

Deburring tool eliminates burrs, secondary operations on punched parts

January 10, 2011

Mate's new Rollerball Deburr™ tool eliminates burrs and secondary operations on punched parts. Designed to deburr mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum sheet material in any thickness, the tool removes the burr automatically as part of the punching process. The tool is designed for...

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High-speed punch press controls introduced

December 13, 2010

FANUC FA America has introduced the 30i/31i-P model B high-speed punch press controls. The CNCs have increased hit rates as a result of high-speed punch control cycles and an increased number of controllable axes: 32/20 maximum controlled axes and 24/4 maximum simultaneously controlled axes,...

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Through thick and thin, punching tooling can help - TheFabricator.com

Through thick and thin, punching tooling can help

December 2, 2010

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More metal fabricators are venturing into the area of thicker materials, so it's not too unusual to see 0.25-in. material thrown onto a punch press that also accommodates thin material. Luckily, the right punching tooling can help fabricators work with this mix of material thicknesses efficiently.

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Slitting tooling system expanded

October 25, 2010

Mate Precision Tooling offers an expanded LongLife™ slitting tool system. The system, which combines premium tool steel punch and die inserts with punch and die holders, now includes inserts in lengths from Size 56, 0.787 to 2.205 in., and Size 76, 2.206 to 3.000 in. Widths are available up to...

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