CNC punched grille with bespoke punch press tooling
CNC punch presses are so flexible when it comes to producing bespoke sheet metal work and our Trumpf machines are the best of the bunch. With their single head design allowing all punch and form tooling to rotate through 360 degrees we can produce some very complex components with the simplest of standard tooling that we have “on the shelf”.
The ventilation grilles shown here were produced with standard CNC punch press tooling and one specially made bespoke tool. This special tool was purchased by our customer to allow us to produce a repeating pattern across a range of grille sizes for them quickly, cleanly and cheaply.
The punch press video shows our Trumpf 3000R CNC punch press running with the presser foot option engaged. This system allows the stripper plate to positively press the sheet each time a hole is punched. This technique reduces the amount of distortion that is produced when CNC punching a series of close pitch holes such as the ventilation pattern in these sheet metal grilles.
CNC punching machine video
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Run the video and you will see that even with the presser foot activated the machine still has an impressive turn of speed.
Perhaps you have a sheet metal working project that needs a ventilation pattern CNC punched, we have lots of standard tooling we can use for you. If you want a bespoke shape the tools are surprising cheap for the life and volume of work that they can produce. Please call us on 01489 577786 to discuss your project.