Punching services provided by RJC can increase product lines to include punched assemblies and high volume sheet metal fabrication. It is cost-effective for cutting sheet metal in prototypes, low- to high-volume production. Metal punching creates multiple shaped holes, punching out a series of basic shapes. The basic shape can be a circle, square, rectangle. The punch is selected from a guide rail under CNC control. Turret punches have punching, tapping, and wheel forming capabilities. All operations are scheduled and prioritized electronically.
Metal stamping equipment is set up as a separate unit; the material is loaded into the CNC turret punch’s unique automated system, machined (punched), unloaded back onto pallets, and transferred to the following process: forklift. The automation used in this unit enables lights-out operations, which helps reduce costs and maximize capacity. Another benefit of using the turret stamping process is that the edges are usually perfect due to the shearing action of the turret.Our CNC punches have higher machining speeds, so in most cases can give you cheaper machining costs.
Another advantage of CNC stamping is producing shapes into sheet metal parts, eliminating the need for secondary operations on the press. These include dimples, slits, forming tools for cable ties and locating labels, knockouts for electrical outlets, shutters, ribbing, extruded and stamped tapped holes, and integral hinges.