Sheet Metal Turret Punching Service

Ferreus Industries utilizes CNC Sheet Metal Turret Punching which gives us the ability to punch many different shapes including:

  • Any shape, including custom shapes (logos, part numbers, etc.)
  • Hooks
  • Louvers
  • Conduit Knockouts
  • Tapped Holes
  • Embossing
  • Countersunk Holes
  • Extrusion

Turret punching is a low cost and very effective method for cutting and forming sheet metal parts of any shape and size. It will also give the holes a smooth edge as compared to laser cutting which has a sharper and more defined edge. Commonly used for products where a smooth rounded surface is preferred.

Volume Capabilities:

Prototype runs to several million pieces annually depending on product complexity and application.

Materials:

  • Aluminum (all grades)
  • Mild Steel
  • High Strength (HSLA) Steel
  • Cold Rolled Steel
  • Hot Rolled Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Specialty Stainless Steel
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Brass
  • Copper

Data Exchange:

  • AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks Part Files
  • SolidWorks Assembly Files
  • 2D and 3D DXF Files
  • 2D and 3D IGES Wireframe
  • Other CAD/CAM Formats

Sheet Metal Punching: Defined

Sheet metal punching in metal fabrication is the process of using a machine to press a shape through a sheet of metal and into a die to create the desired shape in the metal.  This is most commonly done by use of a turret, a computer numerical controlled machine that houses tools and their corresponding dies in a revolving indexed turret.  These machines use hydraulic, pneumatic, or electrical power to press the shape with enough force to shear the metal. The shape is formed by pressing the material against a die with a huge force. The shear forces generated between the material and die separate the material into the desired shape.