DigiFab - CNC Turret Punch

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

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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.

Trumpf Punching Tools  Catalog

Trumpf Punching Tools Catalog

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.

NEW YORK - LVD Strippit Company

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  • 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