What is punching and what is it for? From Talleres MAF, a machining workshop in Barcelona, we will tell you. If you like to know more about the exciting machining sector, the following lines will be very interesting for you.
What is punching?
Punching is a technique by which metal sheets or plates are perforated, cut or shaped in a specific way. The machine used for punching is called a punching machine.
This machine consists of a die and a punch, which gives it its name. The process is carried out without the need to heat the material, as is the case with other metalworking techniques. And thanks to punching, the part can be adapted to the needs of each customer.
The finish is clean and precise. And it can be applied to various types of metal materials, such as aluminium and stainless steel, among others. It is also a very fast and efficient technique.
What is it used for?
Thanks to its precision, punching is one of the most widely used techniques due to its flexibility. All kinds of designs can be made in metal.
This procedure is used for forming and punching or cutting metal parts. And as it can be programmed to work, in a short period of time it is possible to obtain a great performance and produce a large number of parts.
The punching machine is used to give the required shape to the metal sheet, and there are several types: manual, hydraulic or CNC. The most sophisticated is the CNC punching machine, which allows more complex and precise designs to be made, and allows different types of metals to be used, being equally effective for all of them. It is very versatile, it can punch and punch holes in all types of materials, not only in all types of metals, but also in plastic and wood.
A CNC punching machine can be used for all kinds of designs and to optimise part production processes.
Depending on the type of work to be carried out, one type of punching machine is used or another. However, it does not only depend on the type of work, but also on the needs of each company.
Now you know: what is punching and what is it used for? At Talleres MAF we specialise in machining in Barcelona, and in a personalised way. If you need the best ones, contact our team and we will be happy to help you. We are waiting for you!