A metal punching machine is a key piece of equipment in the sheet metal industry. It is also a key technique used to shape custom metal forms, for a variety of industries. With a quality metal punching machine you can create a variety of customised shapes, out of varying thicknesses of sheet metal.

But, how does a metal hole punching machine work?

Metal punching is carried out by using heavy machinery, such as the Workshop Press’ Profi Punch 16 Ton. This metal punching machine can create holes and indents in a piece of metal. The principle is relatively simple:

  1. The sheet metal is placed between the punch and a die.
  2. The punch moves downward and into the die. This causes the sheet metal underneath the punch to be sheared away from the surrounding material.
  3. The cut metal is collected into a container for use or recycling.
  4. Steps 1 – 3 are repeated until the desired shape is achieved.

Which metals can be punched?

Thanks to the evolution of the sheet metal cutting machine, almost all metals can be punched: iron, stainless steel, aluminium, copper, brass and special alloys. This versatility has led to the metal punching machine being a staple in a wide range of fields: metal fabrication, engineering, automotive, manufacturing, electronics, textiles and many others.

The Benefits of Sheet Metal Profi Punch Punching Machine: 

  • Ease of setup and use
  • Quick changeovers
  • Efficiency and accuracy of punching processes
  • Machines are built in EU with high-quality metal and components
  • Affordable to purchase and maintain

Sheet metal punching machines are often the cheapest method for creating holes in sheet materials, in both medium and high volume productions.

Quality Metal Punching 

The quality of each punch is determined by a few critical factors, including:

  • Size and structure the punch press
  • Available tonnage of the punching machine
  • Quality of the punches and dies being used
  • Condition of the punches and dies. Punching tools are suitable for so many “strokes” only before becoming too worn to make clean punches
  • Thickness of the metal being punched
  • Type of metal being punched

Get in Touch

Is sheet metal punching the right choice for your next project? If you would like to buy a metal punching machine, or would like some more information on one, head to our website today. Alternatively, you can contact one of our experienced team members to discuss your requirements today at info@workshoppress.co.uk. You might also be interested in our Metal Sheet Corner Cutting Notcher or Rod Cutter.

If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Manual Hydraulic Presses.

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