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Special Tooling Delivers When Last-Minute Design Change is Needed

When an American Punch customer realized it needed a design change, the request for special tooling came at the last-possible minute: The shop had already completed punching all 48,000 units for the project. Only as assembly was about to begin, it became clear that the 26mm round hole indicated in the original print needed [...]

By |2018-07-11T16:19:39+00:00June 15th, 2018|General|

See our Structural Steel Tooling at NASCC

See our tooling up close and personal at NASCC 2018! We look forward to two things in early April: Opening day and the annual NASCC Steel Conference. American Punch is excited to once again exhibit at this year’s conference, set for April 11-13 in Baltimore. We’ll be spotlighting the products and services that engineers [...]

By |2018-04-05T21:25:47+00:00April 5th, 2018|General, Ironworker Tooling|

Ironworker Tooling Solutions at Your Fingertips

Metalworking shops are busy places – orders coming in, orders going out, tooling changes, design issues, machine capabilities, set up procedures, maintenance and safety concerns. So, when a problem pops up about your ironworker tooling, we understand you don’t always have the time to stop what you’re doing and do a Google search or [...]

By |2018-03-29T14:13:52+00:00March 29th, 2018|Ironworker Tooling|

Having the Correct Set-up with Proper Maintenance Critical for Punching Success

The correct punching set-up for your operation is one of the most important things for successful punching. We sometimes hear, “Something is not right with my punching operation.”  And sometimes, we even hear, “The tooling isn’t right.”  Of course, our goal is to always provide our customers with products that meet the strictest quality standards, and [...]

By |2017-10-31T17:54:21+00:00October 31st, 2017|Ironworker Tooling|

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|

American Punch Breaks Ground on Building Expansion

Major expansion of building will nearly double the size of our production facility and significantly increase our manufacturing capabilities. To meet the increasing demand for our tooling, American Punch Company announces we have begun construction on a major plant expansion of our building that will nearly double the size of our production facility and significantly [...]

By |2017-07-19T20:20:39+00:00July 10th, 2017|General|

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|
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