Sheet Metal Punching
- We have an automated sheet metal punch machine with loading and unloading capabilities, equipped with a single-head shear of 46 stations, saving time in cycles by eliminating tool changes. The more complex the piece, the greater the savings
- Additionally, we have a combined laser cutting and punching machine, also automated, that enables the production of parts with complex embossing and geometric shapes.
Sheet Metal Punching and its Functionality
Sheet metal punching is a manufacturing process in which a punching machine cuts and perforates metal sheets using a punching tool and a die. The process begins with loading the sheet into the machine, which is secured by clamping devices.
The punching machine is equipped with punching tools that are selected based on the required diameter and shape for cutting and perforating the sheet. These tools are mounted on a punching head that moves through the sheet. The tool is driven by a hydraulic system, which applies force to the tool to punch and cut the sheet.
The punching process also utilizes a die, which is a steel plate mounted on the punching machine beneath the sheet. The die has a hole with the same shape and size as the punching tool. The sheet is punched and cut when the tool moves downward and comes into contact with the sheet. The force applied by the punching machine is strong enough to cause the sheet to break through the cut or perforation.
This punching process is fast and efficient, making it ideal for mass production of sheet metal parts with repetitive shapes and diameters. Additionally, the punching process produces precise and clean cuts and perforations, ensuring the quality of the sheet metal parts.
Sheet metal punching for complex embossing and geometric shapes
At Teklan, we utilize an advanced punching process where punching tools are capable of creating simple shapes such as circles, ovals, and rectangles. However, we are also able to create more complex shapes through laser technology.
The laser cutting process uses a highly concentrated and focused beam of light to cut and shape the sheet metal. By combining punching with laser cutting, it is possible to use punching tools for creating simple shapes and laser technology for producing more complex shapes, such as embossing and geometric figures.
Furthermore, laser technology enables more precise cuts, faster processing, and higher quality finishes compared to traditional punching methods. This means that sheet metal parts with intricate shapes and high-quality finishes can be achieved.
Some Applications of Sheet Metal Punching
Complex embossed sheet metal parts
Using punching tools and laser technology, we can create sheet metal parts with complex embossing and intricate shapes. This can include sheet metal parts used in the automotive, electronics, aerospace, and other industries.
Control panels and electronic components
Control panels and electronic components require high precision and tight tolerances. At Teklan, we utilize laser technology to create precise and clean cuts in the sheet metal, enabling the production of high-quality electronic components.
Ventilation systems and ducts
We can manufacture ducts and ventilation systems for a wide range of applications, from heating and ventilation systems to air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Punching enables the creation of complex and precise shapes in the sheet metal.
Furniture and decorative elements
We can also produce furniture pieces and decorative elements using advanced punching and laser cutting techniques. The possibilities are vast, ranging from metal tables and chairs to custom decorative elements for homes and offices.
How long does it take to punch a sheet metal part?
The time it takes to punch a sheet metal part depends on several factors, including the size and complexity of the part, the type of material used, and the required precision. Additionally, the punching process may involve multiple stages, including design, machine programming, tool setup, and the actual punching process.
In general, punching a sheet metal part can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, depending on the complexity of the part and the equipment used for punching. In some cases, the process may even take several days if a large quantity of parts is required or if especially complex punching techniques are employed.
If you have a specific need, don’t hesitate to consult with our team. We will provide you with a service estimation based on the complexity of the project.