As we’ve discussed before, there are many tools and techniques that can be useful throughout the course of a metal fabrication project. One of the most commonly utilized techniques is sheet metal punching. In this article we are going to discuss why sheet metal punching is commonly used in metal fabrication.
What is Sheet Metal Punching?
As the name suggests, sheet metal punching is the process of punching holes into pieces of metal, via the use of a punch press machine. During the process, the punch goes through the sheet metal (as well as any dies that are placed on the other side to ensure the metal remains intact).
Sheet metal punching is an incredibly versatile and customizable process. It can be used on nearly all metals, including (but not limited to):
- Stainless Steel
- Other Alloys
Combining Punches & Dies for Versatile Designs
Punches and dies can also be combined to form versatile designs. You don’t always need a unique punch/die for every single punch made, contrary to a popular misconception.
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