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Replace, reduce

Replace, reduce
Learn the ins and outs of replaceable insert tooling designed to reduce waste and increase efficiencies by John “JJ” Johnson, punching product manager, Wilson Tool International       Cost and quality are two of the driving forces when purchasing tooling. The lowest cost often equates to the lowest product price, but often that mindset can compromise quality and the life of the tool. To Read full article >>

Automating A Turret Punch Press

Octobor, 2012By Russ OlexaV. P., Associate PublisherThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Automating a turret-punch press can be a quick way to dramatically increase productivity along with streamlining a shop's material handling. But is the productivity enough to outweigh the costs? There are many reasons to automate a punch press mentions Dan McIntyre, punch press product sales manager for LVD Strippit Inc. Read full article >>

An Update on Punch Press Tooling

Nov./Dec. 2011By Colin Carlu, Associate Editorccarlu@ fsmdirect.comThis year’s FABTECH saw the introduction of many new and exciting developments in the metal fabrication industry, and the field of punch press tooling was no exception. Two such companies that fit that rule are Unipunch and Wilson Tool. Both have both introduced new tooling recently that helps to further maximize customers’ Read full article >>

An Update On Punch Press Technology

Nov./Dec. 2011By Colin Carlu, Associate EditorThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Metal Finish and Salvagnini America punch presses offer new features that result in more stable and productive machines, yielding plenty of benefits to customers, such as increased hit speeds, reduced maintenance, decreased energy consumption and increased part accuracy.Metal Finish (EUROMAC) EUROMAC has introduced a number of new Read full article >>

New Punch Press Developments

March/April 2011New technology can add profit to the bottom lineBy Colin Carlu, Associate EditorTurret punch press manufacturers have been hard at work in recent years to keep up with customer demands, and the fruits of their labor have yielded machines with benefits centered on more reliability, better automation, less maintenance and lower labor requirements, among others. Yet every Read full article >>

Weighing the options

Weighing the options
Comparing punching technologies to make the best choice for the application by Pierre Comhaire, punch press product manager, and Dan Caprio, punch press product sales manager, LVD Strippit     When it comes to batch runs and producing 3-D or formed parts, it’s tough to beat the cost-per-part efficiency and productivity of the modern CNC punch press. Unlike other sheet metal fabricating Read full article >>

Punching in the Age of Lasers

Punching in the Age of Lasers
Lasers have been getting more advanced and powerful over the years, which begs the question – where does punching fit in today’s industry?   Punching has transformed itself to compete with the advancement of lasers. Where does the tested technology of punching fit now?   By Colin Carlu OlexaAssociate This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Looking at the past decade or so, it could be argued that Read full article >>

Punch Tooling with Unique Advantages

March, 2013By Colin CarluAssociate EditorThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Not all punch tooling is created equal. Some tooling has unique advantages that help fabricators increase productivity through various means, and the different types of punch tooling described in this article do just that. They reduce tonnage, eliminate secondary operations, decrease changeover time or even increase compatibility among Read full article >>

Getting a Competitive Edge

March, 2013By Colin CarluAssociate EditorThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.In today’s competitive market, fabricators need every advantage they can get.The UniPunch System offers just such an advantage for punching. For many fabricators that already use it, it’s a trade secret – so if you’ve never heard of it, it might be just what your shop needs.Speed within reach The UniPunch System offers a different way Read full article >>

Get More Hits From Your Punch Tooling

June/July, 2012 By Russ OlexaV. P., PublisherThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.As Mike McNamara found out, there's is a way to get greater productivity from punch-press tooling. And in many cases, it's not just doubling tool life, but often extending it by ten times or more. McNamara, president of Tripar, Bohemia, N.Y., understands what it takes to be more productive when it comes to punching. At one time he Read full article >>

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