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How to Calculate the Diagonal Dimension of a Punch

We are often asked about the correct way to calculate the diagonal dimension of a punch. In this diagram, you will see several formulas for calculating the diagonal dimension for a square punch, rectangular punch and hexagonal punch. When punching these shapes, you will often need to know what the diagonal dimension is to ensure [...]

By |2017-08-11T15:02:45+00:00August 9th, 2017|Ironworker Tooling|

Don’t Forget Your Replacement Shear Blades

Punches and dies may get all of the attention, but it’s shear blades that do all of the heavy lifting (actually cutting). We sometimes put a lot of emphasis on getting you the right punch and die for your application, but just as important to punching and steel fabrication, are the shear blades needed for [...]

By |2017-07-19T19:17:30+00:00July 9th, 2017|Ironworker Tooling|

Punch and Die Options Can Meet Punching Challenges

Punch and die options allows for punching an application you may have thought not possible. American Punch Company offers several punch and die options to adapt stock tooling designs to meet your specific needs and requirements. For instance, we can add extra length to the punch body or to its working length. When your [...]

By |2017-07-19T20:31:42+00:00July 9th, 2017|Ironworker Tooling|