There are many tools and techniques used in any given metal fabrication project. Today, we’d like to talk about one of those tools – the CNC turret punch press. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the benefits of using turret punch presses in metal fabrication.
What is a Turret Punch Press?
A CNC turret punch press is a metal fabrication tool used to process flat blank sheet metal. The punch press is comprised of a large turret that has the capacity to hold more than 50 different punches and dyes. These punches and dyes are controlled by a computer and can be used to make all kinds of different shapes and features.
A Cost-Effective Alternative
Turret punch presses can complement CNC lasers, or work as a cost-effective alternative, especially for flat blanks that have a lot of features. Turret punch presses can create features like counter bores and counter syncs that are formed right into the material, or extrusion, embosses, and hinges that protrude from the material. Adding these features into your parts can save you a lot of money in the long-run by reducing the need for secondary operations.
Custom Metal Fabrication Solutions
Data Metalcraft offers customized, turnkey solutions for your metal fabrication needs. Our team has decades of experience working on metal fabrication projects of all shapes and sizes. No matter what the specs of your project, we can ensure that your needs are met within your budget. Contact our metal fabrication pros today to learn more about the extent of our services and how we can help you accomplish your project goals. Our primary facility is located in Arlington, but we provide services throughout Minnesota and the surrounding states.