Punching is a process to cut or create holes in patterns using repeated punches, usually in sheet metals.
Punching makes holes in a piece of material by punching a tool into a die, with the workpiece in between. This creates a
hole in the workpiece. By doing this repeatedly, it is possible to punch holes in patterns. It is also possible to let the
holes overlap each other, making punching an efficient process to cut large pieces of sheet metal.
A modern punch press can hold several tools at the same time. The tools are mounted in the machine tool's turret. The machine tool can be programmed to use them in a sequence, which significantly reduces the machining time. Therefore punching is somtimes referred to as CNC turret punching.
For large volume production, punching can be highly automated. However, it is also possible and cost-effective to punch smaller volumes, especially since the tools are not custom-made for each project.
Post project to suppliers with Punching capabilities
Punching and chemical etching of arm carrier badges is needed, to be used within turntables. The company behind this enquiry spends over £250,000 a year on bespoke fabricated items. They initially require samples, followed by production batches of 100 off, to be repeated approximately once or twice per year. Two different anodising options are being considered and therefore, the client requires quotes that reflect this. They would like to partner with a supplier that can offer a high standard of quality, as well as good value.
The attached patterns are sought on a regular basis, by a company that spends a sizeable £300,000 a year on bespoke fabricated parts. Due to an increase in volumes, they are looking to expand their supplier base for the production of these components. They have an immediate order to place for quantities ranging from 20 to 300 off, to be repeated in larger volumes moving forward in line with growing demand.
The attached tin steel battery plate is sought on a regular basis, by a company that spends a sizeable £300,000 a year on bespoke fabricated parts. Having previously completed this work in-house, they are now keen to subcontract it out to an external supplier. They have an immediate order to place for 20 off, to be repeated on a quarterly basis moving forward. Quotes from companies that can facilitate delivery within two to three weeks of order placement will be looked upon favourably.
Suppliers with punching capabilities are asked to quote for the production of five different sizes of mild steel washer. The client will use these items across multiple industries, placing repeat orders for their production with the supplier that they select. Over £25,000 worth of fabrication work is outsourced by this company annually, meaning that there could also be scope for further opportunities once a relationship has been cultivated.
This company operates within the food & beverage industry, spending over £40,000 a year on bespoke fabricated components. They are currently looking for a supplier with the in-house capabilities to produce their punched turret pressed parts from a combination of mild steel and zintec. The chosen supplier will be asked to fulfil quarterly orders of these items and therefore, this is an opportunity to win not only the job in question, but also a new long-term customer.
A supplier with punching capabilities is required, in order to produce an aluminium perforated sheet for end use within the construction industry. This enquiry is from an architectural solutions specialist, who spends upwards of £100,000 a year on bespoke fabricated components. Owing to their regular requirements in this field, there may be scope for the successful supplier to assist the buyer with additional subcontract needs in future.
This manufacturer of batteries has a set of punched washers, for which they presently require quotes. These items have previously been made in-house, but now the buyer is keen to outsource their production to an external supplier. They would like to partner with a company that has aerospace-associated approvals in place, owing to the destined end use of the parts. This is a sizeable project in terms of volume, that will have a great alignment with suppliers who are looking to grow their long-term customer base.
Pioneer is a one stop shop for quality sheet metal products. Manufactured by a workforce of 50 highly skilled and organised staff using the very latest machinery within our own 32000 sq ft factory. Based in East Kent for more than 50 years we have been providing our customers with a nationwide level of service second to none. Backed up by dedicated staff we aim to deliver quality work at competitive prices. With the ability to produce anything from an urgent prototype to large production runs, we can adapt to our clients needs quickly and efficiently.
Reekie Steeltec has been offering its sub contract engineering services to manufacturers for more than 15 years. We provide a highly efficient service producing high-quality work for demanding clients from multinationals to one man operations, from large volume contracts to one-off supply.
Stevens Rowsell (Precision) Ltd are a privately owned, well established, precision sheet metal engineering & fabrication company manufacturing high quality components and products from a range of ferrous and non ferrous sheet materials.
We operate from a highly organised and well equipped 20,000 sq ft premises in South East England, offering an extensive range of production capacity in; Laser Cutting - Flat Sheet Metal (Fully automated 4kw CNC Laser Cell)
Profix Fabrications Ltd are a fully equipped company on and off site and have been established for 15 years. We have a highly skilled workforce which are loyal and honest, we have an impressive turnaround time and quality. We have customers that repeat orders on a regular basis and we are proud to give this service to any new customers. We find that no jobs are to small for us to quote on.
AJF Fabrications is able to offer a full range of fabricating services from simply punching and cutting to a full building fabrication package.
In our bespoke built workshop we currently have three top of the range MIG welders along with a Kingsland punch and crop machine and a large band saw. We have fully trained staff with many years of experience who will be able to assist you with any project.
Interface Sheet Metal Paint and Powder Ltd. (ISPPL) was born through the merge of Interface Sheet Fabrication Ltd. And TMT Powder Coating Ltd in April 2014. The company’s specialties lie in Sheet Metal manufacturing and Paint and Powder finishing.
ISPPL can offer a broad range of finishes to Sheet metal and other items, the majority of which we can undertake in house.
Since our establishment in 1980, PKD PRECISION SHEET METAL LTD has forged a strong reputation as a supplier of high-quality sheet metal components. A family run company based in North Staffordshire, we specialise in the manufacture of precision sheet metal and fabricated assemblies in a wide range of materials including steel, stainless steel and aluminium, with a team of more than 40 people.
Stevens & Carlotti is an established metal working company which has been trading for over 30 years. We have invested heavily in modern machinery so that we can offer a complete solution encompassing fabrication, painting and assembly to suit your needs. Quality is rigorously maintained by our bespoke quality control system which is accredited to BS EN ISO 9001: 2000. Batch sizes are determined by our customers requirements and vary from one to thousands.
Washington Metalworks are a large specialist metalwork company established in 1985, based in the North of England offering a wide variety of services. We serve clients nationally and internationally offering them a comprehensive range of services in both ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
Our complete service offers consultation, design, production, delivery and installation to the highest standard with computer controlled dynamic resourcing so that realistic delivery times can be met.