At TMT, our CNC punching services provide the exact shape that is needed from various different types of sheet metal. We operate with the TruPunch 2020 to produce precise, clean results. It’s a fundamental CNC machining option when you need individual parts or just one big part punched out. It also has capabilities to perform both tapping and bending to metal parts in production.
CNC punch presses are a great alternative to laser cutting because of their speed and accurate ability to punch a variety of different shapes; both geometric and custom. Not to mention their overhead price being less than double that of laser cutting.
Typically used for short to medium runs, our punch presses produce rapid turnaround on generic shapes, with our new machines being 3-4 times faster than the old ones.
About Our Sheet Metal Punching Process
Controlled by a CNC punch-press machine, CNC punching creates holes or special indents on various types of sheet metal. CAD files feed the punching machine with exact details to make sure precise movements are met and the machine punches in the correct shape. Thus creating clean-edged shapes at low tolerances in a quick manner. CNC punch presses are able to function with various sheet metals up to 12 gauge thick.
1. The design is uploaded into our software as a CAD file and the program for the machine is created.
2. After that, the CAD file program is loaded into the machine and the correct punch tooling is placed in the punch press in order to create the desired part. The tool is able to punch the precise shape, dimple, or embossment into the metal.
3. Using the CAD file, the machine moves the sheet metal in an x and y direction, accurately placing it under the punch press for the exact placement of the punches.
Also called “Bead Blasting,” this finish creates a smooth matte appearance on metals.
Competitive quotes and quick turnaround times are the reason we are able to provide same-day quotes. Our goal is to make it easy to find the most affordable project solution out there.
CNC punching machines are built for precision and are perfect for the production of parts and prototypes. We offer our metal punching services anywhere in the United States. Because of 20 years of exceptional service, TMT guarantees high-quality finished parts, competitive pricing, and fast turnaround on all services offered.