John Ripka

Applications Technician
Mate Precision Tooling
1295 Lund Blvd.
Anoka, MN 55303


Phone: 763-421-0230
www.mate.com

Punching and Other Holemaking | Articles

New forms in punching

July 28, 2016 | By John Ripka

Metal fabricators are familiar with forming shapes such as louvers on a punching machine, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Punching tools today can produce forms, such as hinges, which could be used to streamline production on the shop floor. Fabricators just need to open their eyes and take in the possibilities.

Continue Reading

Punching and Other Holemaking | Articles

Maximum sheet metal punching, minimal distortion

December 17, 2014 | By John Ripka

Hole-intensive punching work can induce significant stress into the workpiece. To mitigate this requires a careful look at programming and tooling.

Continue Reading

Get more out of your punch - TheFabricator.com

Punching and Other Holemaking | Articles

Get more out of your punch

April 16, 2013 | By John Ripka

Several factors come into play when trying to determine the appropriate lifespan of a punch before major maintenance or replacement is required. If a fabricating operation is knowledgeable about punching activities and vigilant about organization and maintenance, it can expect to get the most out of its tooling.

Continue Reading