APSM’s CNC sheet metal punching services guarantee customisable and accurate metal forms for a wide range of industries. Our team uses innovative Amada technology to create various shapes from metals of different thickness and sizes.
But what is sheet metal punching, how does it work and what guarantees success? Here’s a brief guide outlining the basics.
What Is Punching?
Punching is a process which uses a press to force a punch tool through a sheet of material to make a hole through shearing. It’s applicable to various materials including sheet metal, plastic sheets, and paper. Punching is a cost-effective and quick method to create holes in sheets for medium to high capacity manufacturing volumes.
How Does It Work
Sheet metal punching equipment uses punches which penetrate the metal sheet to achieve accurate and error-free holes. It also involves using dies on either side of the metal piece which ensures that the metal doesn’t break. Sheet metal punching allows you to achieve parts and sheets of any design or shape, depending on your goals.
For example, if you need to combine oval and circular shapes, APSM can achieve the design in record time.
What Metals Are Suitable?
Thanks to the evolution of technology and our team’s increased expertise, we can punch through a wide variety of metals including stainless steel, aluminium, mild steel, brass and copper. The wide range of metals we can process allows us to serve various industries including automotive, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and engineering.
Our equipment can process sheets of up to 2000 x 1000 mm depending on the material:
- Stainless Steel (all grades): from 0.6 mm to 3 mm thickness;
- Aluminium (all grades): from 0.6 mm to 5 mm thickness;
- Mild Steel (Cold reduced, hot rolled pickled & oiled): from 0.6 mm to 4 mm thickness;
- Brass (all grades): from 0.6 mm to 4 mm thickness;
- Copper (all grades): from 0.6 mm to 4 mm thickness.
We use ultimate technology including auto-index, modern punching stations and multiple tools to create various punch forms and sizes. Our systems accurately assess each type of material and re-calibrate to fulfil the requirements.
The equipment’s geometry is completely automatic and controlled through high performance software. We can easily configure the number of punches, their form and shapes to provide the expected outputs. CNC software allows simultaneous execution of different punches through sub-programs which are controlled automatically.
APSM’s Strategy for Success
We guarantee top-quality of our metal sheet punching services. We carefully configure the systems to produce precise punches which meet all our clients’ needs. Our team understands what affects the quality of each punch and they optimise the applications to ensure efficient and top-ranking results.
We consider everything from the size & shape of the punch, the amount of force, superior condition of the punch press & the die, the type & thickness of the metal.
Wrapping It Up
We use 20-ton Amada punching presses and CNC systems to deliver the best services to its customers. Our systems and technology include ultimate technology innovations which coupled with our team of highly trained professionals guarantees superior services.