Turret Punching

• UTILIZES A TURRET WITH PUNCH AND DIE PROFILES THE SIZE OF THE FINISHED CUTOUT
• FIRST MACHINE AVAILABLE IN 1967

ADVANTAGES:
• CAN FORM METAL AS WELL AS CUT IT. EX. LOUVRES IN AC UNITS/DIMPLES IN STAIR TREADS
• VERY EFFICIENT ON THIN METALS WHERE A LOT OF HOLES ARE REQUIRED

DISADVANTAGES:
• MOSTLY FOR SHEET METAL APPLICATIONS NOT VERY GOOD WITH PLATE SIZES
• TOOLING CAN BE VERY EXPENSIVE AND MOST PROFILES REQUIRE THEIR OWN UNIQUE TOOL
• FINISHED STRAIGHT LINE EDGES TEND TO HAVE SHARP SPOT WHERE CUTOFF TOOLING STARTS AND STOPS MEET