December 13, 2001
By: Frank Baeumler
This article provides the basics on how the punch, die, and stripper work; how to perform material thickness calculations on various materials; how different applications affect punching quality; how fully guided tooling counters lateral forces; and how metallurgy, coatings, and maintenance affect tooling.
See the products TRUMPF will have on display at FABTECH on Nov 11-13 in Atlanta. TRUMPF will introduce a wide array of new products and technologies, including the world premiere of the TruLaser 2030 fiber laser cutting machine, in addition to new laser cutting, punching and press brake technologies, laser marking, laser welding, and power tools. Visit our FABTECH web site: www.us.trumpf.com
From the Web: Harley jewelry; U.S. manufacturing renaissance or fantasy? - by Vicki Bell
Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles—Utica, N.Y., company decorates Harleys; manufacturing renaissance—maybe, maybe not; women provide manufacturing muscle; and predicting metal costs.
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