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The easiest solution to slug management is to keep the tooling in good condition

Writer : Gerald Davis

Published in : www.thefabricator.com

URL : http://www.thefabricator.com/Punching/Punching_Article.cfm?ID=386

 

This article is based on the writer’s experience in managing slug ejection. From many years of experience, he discovered that he had made several tooling maintenance errors resulting in counter-productive downtime. In order to avoid the problem of slug ejection he found that the easiest solution was to keep the tooling in good condition and use proper die clearance, according to the material type and thickness.

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Tooling organization means punching optimization

These tips will keep turret punch presses running efficiently

Writer : Dennis Lowry

Published in : www.thefabricator.com

URL : http://www.thefabricator.com/Punching/Punching_Article.cfm?ID=2167

 

This article focuses on implementing design for manufacturability and organizing the punch press tools in a sophisticated way to optimize job productivity. First, the writer shows that, in order to maximize punching uptime, design for manufacturability should be implemented in the shop and the manufacturing and engineering team should work together to develop the lowest-cost product design.

The other factor to keep turret punch presses running efficiently is to optimize the tooling. The writer covers five ways to do this. He also mentions die clearance and press station alignment that can be a significant factor in making the punching process run smoothly.

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