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These 5 tips will help you optimize your next Sheet Metal project to reduce costs and maximize your efficiency.
Sheet metal is an ideal material for creating durable parts, from single prototypes to high-volume production runs. Sheet metal has many commercial applications and can be a cost-effective way to create your parts. However, because sheet metal parts are made from a single, flat sheet, there are additional design considerations compared to other machining processes.
Three Tricks to Keep Punching Performance at Its Best
There is still a place for punching in fabrication, and here are some practices and applications to get the best performance out of your punching equipment.
For years punch presses were at the forefront of sheet metal fabrication for versatile part manufacturing. Since the introduction of the laser, however, the punch press has slowly been losing work to the newer technology. Still, many shops continue to see the value of the punch for the consistency of part, cost of equipment and operation, and the ability to eliminate secondary operations.