Basics of Turret Punching Machines
There are two turrets one above for the punch, and one below the bed for the die.
The two turrets must be perfectly aligned and rotate synchronously for the press to work effectively.
Machines generally have a standard automatic tool changers for their specific system
The metal is formed by pushing a punch through the metal, creating a hole
Sheets are help down through clamps (usually automatic & hydraulic)
Die lays underneath the sheet
Well suited for mass production
Different types of punching tools
WHY USE A TURRET PUNCH
Turret punching is an extremely fast and affordable way to make holes in sheet metal
So cost-effective because it contains multiple tooling in one device
Manufacturers avoid the expense of creating multiple, job-specific punch tools.
WHEN TO USE A TURRET PUNCH
You would use a turret punch if you are cutting many repetitive shapes in a row. If you need more complex, compound shapes, a laser cutter may be a better choice.
Punching Machine Buyers' Guide by The Fabricator
Local Service Providers
Quality Sheet Metal QSM
Naugatuck, CT (Outside Waterbury CT)
Local Turret Punching Machine Manufacturers - Tri-State
CONNECTICUT - TRUMPF Inc.
Provides CNC laser machines, CNC punch presses, CNC press brakes, CNC marking lasers, punch press and press brake tooling, CAD/CAM software, and portable power tools
They have cool as shit punch + laser machines
Full suite of mobile apps for workflow
NEW YORK - LVD Strippit Company
Located in Northern NY
Punch presses, laser cutting systems, hydraulic press brakes, guillotine shears, press brake tooling, CAD/CAM software
Provides complete training, service and support