Selected articles from April 2009 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
Punch tooling innovations help die builders and stampers improve lead times, reduce waste, and expand design options as well as eliminate slug pulling and minimize stripping pressures.
Scrap handling is one important issue that is sometimes left out of the planning stage, but if not integrated into the project properly, scrap handling can cost you operating time and money. By asking—and answering—these five questions first: Can I install the equipment in the floor space I have? Do I want to drop the scrap through the bolster or convey it away from the bolster? Do I want to convey the scrap to a central collection area or near the press at floor level? What size pit do I need and how will I collect the scrap when it gets to the remote scrap area?—you can prevent costly problems.
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