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Before you buy: Considerations for turret punch press shoppers

Writer : Terry Stewart

Published in : www.thefabricator.com

URL : http://www.thefabricator.com/Punching/Punching_Article.cfm?ID=2114

 

This is a good article if you want to buy a new turret punch press to increase your workshop productivity and to broaden your business opportunity in the sheet metal industry. The first step in buying a new machine is to look at the size and thickness of the sheet regularly used to make the product. The second step is to examine the material handling capabilities and part volume. The third step is to consider the turret capacity. Simple part geometry does not need a large turret capacity - 21 stations should be enough. The last factor is to evaluate setup reduction and productivity.

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Keeping pace with today’s punching requirements

Advancement in tool design, metallurgy lead to more accurate holes, improved part quality

Writer : Frank Baeumler

Published in : www.thefabricator.com

URL : http://www.thefabricator.com/Punching/Punching_Article.cfm?ID=108

 

This article discusses many basics of the punching process. It starts by explaining how the three main components in punching work together: the Punch, the Die and the Stripper. It also explains how to calculate the die clearance based on thickness and the type of various materials.

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