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.
The OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 CO2 laser-cutting system is simply innovative. It combines high performance with a compact and flexible design, ideal for fabrication job shops looking to expand into laser-cutting services.
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