Punching in manufacturing – what is it and how does it work?

Metal Fabrication Services – Metal Punching is a valuable part of our fabrication services

Punching is a metalworking process used in manufacturing to create holes, notches, and other features in sheet metal and other materials. It can be performed either by hand or using a machine (a punch press). While hand-punching tools are still available and are used by some companies, it is now a lot more common to use a punch press. By using a machine, we can punch a hole through thicker, harder materials.

A punch press applies pressure to a punch and die set. The punch is a tool with a pointed or rounded end, and the die is a tool with a hole or cavity that matches the shape of the desired hole/feature.

The metal workpiece is aligned between the tools, and once ready the punching tool is driven down into the workpiece, removing a piece of metal the same shape as the die.

Punching is a popular process in manufacturing because it offers unique advantages when compared to other similar processes. It’s an incredibly versatile, fast, consistent, and cost-effective process, that provides high-quality results.

Punching is used in the production of metals for a wide range of industries, from automotive, to aerospace, construction, etc.

At Seward Precision we provide expert metal fabrication services, including laser cutting, punching, folding, fabrication, welding, and painting.

We can carry out a vast amount of workload in a short period of time, without ever compromising on quality. We do it fast and we do it well.

We are dedicated to this craft and keeping up with the times. Our team are metal fabrication specialists. We act as your partner and work along with you every step of the way. We guarantee a high-quality finished product every time, on every project.

To find out more about our fabrication services please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our team is always available to help and discuss your next project.