Okay. Have been thinking about how you could make sheet fabrication happen and in record time? Well, we could help, as we do know a couple of techniques you could employ if you are looking to improve punching performance, tooling maintenance or even forming.

We believe we can persistently raise the stakes in whatever field we find ourselves by embracing latest tips or techniques, for that’s what smart people do.


If improving forming is your goal, then it’s paramount to understand that to get your forming right and on point, it will require consistent, punch press stroke dynamics. It often requires several tons of force when the upper unit meets material. But how do you apply this force? Usually in applying force, the frame of the punch press should move in the opposite direction for maximum impact.

AS the force come in contact with the material, punching force will tend to reduce drastically and the frame will spring back to its initial position. The outcome of this will be that the upper unit will lunge deeply into the lower unit.

This process will normally happen even before forming. If the motion is left uncontrolled, forming will occur by a spring back of the press frame, and the control over accuracy is very minimal.


Usually a normal sheet metal constitutes of 0.030 -0.130 (0.80-3.30) thickness, and a sheer strength of 25,000-75,000 psi (0.172- 0.157 KN/mm2). So it’s often best to work with normal sheet, as it is likely to provide the least trouble during operations and longest tool life.

Using material that are not within the normal range, but still in the capacity of the punch press may require special tools, multiple hits, high lubrication and/or other procedures before a very good job can be churned out.


A couple of factors may affect punching performance and piece part quality. So here are a couple of punching tips and techniques you could employ to avoid encountering some of the usual challenges while dealing with punching.

Calculating the punching force, coatings, die clearance, punch and die maintenance, guided punches, and sheer recommendations. While some of the fabrication techniques could include blanking, bridge hitting, holes, slitting, notching, micro-joints, nibbling, and corner rounding.

In Conclusion

To get the best out of your welding experience is super easy if you employ the tips and techniques listed. And also be free to surf the internet for a couple of others that may not have been listed here. The idea is about making what you do come easier to you. And we bet that there are always simpler ways to what we presently are doing. But how would you know if you don’t find out?

These techniques are very useful and will bring out the best in what you do, and that could invariably mean more money, as you would have saved time doing some usually laborious process.

True, implementing something new may not be easy, but stay on the techniques and tips and be determined to come through with it, and you definitely will get better with consistency.