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2022 NASCC The Steel Conference Recap

NASCC Steel Conference Recap 2022 The NASCC Steel Conference 2022 was back and in-person after a two-year hiatus and continued its reputation of being the premier educational and networking event for the structural steel industry. The conference again brought together a diverse audience ranging from structural engineers, steel fabricators, erectors and detailers.  Education at [...]

By |2022-04-20T17:59:33+00:00April 20th, 2022|General, Structural Steel Tooling|

2022 Metal Fabrication Outlook

2022 Metal Fabrication Outlook As 2021 wrapped up there were many opportunities, challenges, highs and lows all impacted by the new economic landscape we work in. Has your metal fabrication business thrived during this time? Many haven’t and one of the biggest failures is the lack of planning for potential changes to the industry [...]

By |2022-02-25T15:50:11+00:00February 25th, 2022|General, Ironworker Tooling|

What does ISO 9001 Certification Mean for Precision Tooling?

What does ISO 9001 Certification Mean for Precision Tooling? You may have heard the term ISO 9001 and if you are like most aren’t quite sure what it is or why ISO 9001 certification is important to you. When American Punch first started the ISO 9001 certification process back in 2009, we were concerned [...]

By |2021-08-18T15:00:02+00:00August 18th, 2021|General, Precision Tooling|

Find the Right Punch and Die Manufacturer to Meet Your Needs

It’s important to find the right punch and die manufacturer that you can rely on. Your punches and dies are at the core of your metalworking operation. There are several characteristics that identify a reliable manufacturer. Large Inventory You’ll want to find a supplier with a large inventory in stock and ready to ship. [...]

By |2021-03-29T20:02:36+00:00March 29th, 2021|General, Ironworker Tooling, Structural Steel Tooling|

Avoiding Punch Failure to Boost Performance & Worker Safety

Avoiding punch failure to boost performance and worker safety should always be a priority. Even though punches are made of hardened steel designed to withstand extreme pressures, they eventually will wear out. But they shouldn’t break. When punches do break, it’s important to understand what happened and why. Manufacturing defects are very rarely the [...]

By |2021-01-07T14:50:03+00:00December 21st, 2020|General, Ironworker Tooling, Structural Steel Tooling|

Better Design of our Max Force Shoulder Punch Offers Longer Tool Life

Let's talk about shoulder punches. Many punch manufacturers have a “heavy-duty” tooling series option for their shoulder punches. It makes sense because any time a punching application exceeds 20,000 psi, you’re running the risk of breaking the punch head. Punch heads break for two primary reasons: Improper fit of the punch body to the [...]

By |2020-11-02T13:10:57+00:00October 30th, 2020|General, Precision Tooling|

Pandemic Lessons Learned from Our Perspective

It’s been a rough year and there have been some lessons learned. Well, FABTECH 2020 is canceled. The pandemic is lasting a lot longer than anyone hoped, and the economy continues to teeter. But, in looking back over the last several months, we’ve discovered a number of insights that are worth sharing: At the [...]

By |2020-09-01T18:15:51+00:00August 27th, 2020|General, Ironworker Tooling|

Ironworker Punches & Dies: A Material Difference

Ironworker Punches & Dies: A Material Difference At American Punch, we are often asked about the material we use to make our ironworker punches and dies and if our tooling is through-hardened or just case-hardened. Most ironworker punches and dies are designed to punch thicker structural steel over ¼” and up to 1-1/2” thick. [...]

By |2020-11-01T16:55:14+00:00July 16th, 2020|General, Ironworker Tooling|

Peddinghaus and American Punch: Shared Values & Commitment

Peddinghaus and American Punch: sharing a comittment to customer service and producing quality products. Peddinghaus Corporation has been a leader in structural steel fabrication technology since its founding in 1903. Branching out into ironworkers in 1931, the company has consistently provided important innovations for the structural steel and metal working industries. These include a [...]

By |2020-03-09T13:11:30+00:00February 27th, 2020|General, Ironworker Tooling|

Introducing the Punch Pack– Ironworker Punch and Die Kit

Introducing the Punch Pak Punch and Die Kit When our customers speak, we listen. One of the most frequent questions we get when people order ironworker tooling is if we have punch and die kits that could meet their standard requirements. Other customers admit they know they need additional punch and die sizes but [...]

By |2020-02-19T19:25:47+00:00January 19th, 2020|General, Ironworker Tooling|
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