CNC punching sheet metal
Punching sheet metal with a CNC punch press is a very versatile process. It can produce parts at great speed. Simple circular holes, rectangles, squares and special shapes. CNC punching can also be used to form sheet metal into shapes such as ventilation louvres, stand off dimples, plunge bosses etc. There are also options to tap threads and form simple small bends all in the same machine cycle on the punch press.
The example show here is a simple aluminium plate with a couple of CSK formed holes. The parts took 5 seconds each to produce including the formed CSK. These parts are typical of the work we often produce on our Trumpf CNC punch presses.
CNC punching sheet metal – CSK
With many years of tooling on the shelf we have the ability to tackle the majority of parts we make with no new tooling. This keeps the costs down for new projects. If your volumes are not huge then laser cutting can be an interesting alternative. As we have both CNC punching and laser cutting in house we can normally sort your parts without the need for new tooling.
For a lot more examples of CNC punching sheet metal take a look a tour Pinterest Boards.
We are always happy tp take a look at your drawings and produce price options for the most effective production method.