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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|

Decade in Review for Ironworker & Precision Tooling

Decade in Review for Ironworker & Precision Tooling With 2020 nearly at our doorstep, it’s worth taking the time to look at the last decade and the tremendous changes we’ve undertaken here at American Punch. To start, let’s step back to 2008 and the start of the Great Recession, which hit the steel fabrication [...]

By |2020-01-02T14:32:22+00:00December 30th, 2019|General, Ironworker Tooling, Precision Tooling|

FABTECH Exhibit Showcases Precision Tooling

FABTECH 2019 is just a memory now, but we came away with many opportunities to build on for the future. This year’s show was held in Chicago and offered a chance for us to showcase our manufacturing growth and products. Our team expressed our dedication to headed and ball lock punches, along with numerous [...]

By |2019-12-02T15:16:29+00:00November 18th, 2019|General, Ironworker Tooling, Precision Tooling|

See Our Precision Tooling at FABTECH 2019

It’s nearly time for FABTECH, the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industry’s biggest trade show held this year in Chicago, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing information on our great precision tooling capabilities. Our precision tooling is perfectly suited for a wide range of applications, including: Stamping Automotive Appliance Truck [...]

By |2019-10-22T19:44:21+00:00October 22nd, 2019|General, Precision Tooling|

Honoring the Scotchman Ironworker Tradition

For over 50 years, Scotchman Industries Inc. has been a trusted name among ironworker manufacturers, and American Punch has been pleased to provide replacement Scotchman punches, dies and shear blades from our very beginning. A proud made-in-America manufacturer based in Philip, S.D., Scotchman offers more than a dozen ironworker models in three distinct styles, as [...]

By |2020-02-19T19:31:59+00:00September 13th, 2019|General|
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