CNC PUNCHING

The best, most efficient solution for your custom metal parts manufacturing.

CNC TURRET PUNCHING IS THE START OF THE PROCESS FOR MANY CUSTOM METAL PART PROJECTS

The primary method of cutting out sheet metal parts at Bayview Metals, is using a CNC turret punch press machine. It is a highly accurate, cost effective solution to cutting out sheet metal parts using a variety of standard or custom shaped tools.

There are also many forming capabilities that can be done during this part of the manufacturing process.

Technical Point: Standalone CNC laser cutting machines can’t do any forming operations such as; countersinking, tapping, emboss, lance, imprinting, louvers, ribs, extruded formed holes, just to mention a few.

Technical Point: Standalone CNC laser cutting machine can’t do any forming operations such as; countersinking, tapping, emboss, lance, imprinting, louvers, ribs, extruded formed holes, just to mention a few.

OUR PROVEN DESIGN TO MANUFACTURE SOLUTION

The process begins at the CAD/CAM design stage. Using up to date seats of Solidworks 3D CAD software, or RADAN CAM and Nesting software for imported customer designs, or parts that are designed in house.

The designs are then flattened and processed in RADAN to machine the patterns in the most productive way, and automatically nest them into sheets to maximize sheet utilization and reduce scrap.

Generated CNC programs are downloaded to our Amada CNC Turret Punch Presses for punching and forming operations.

This translates to reduced cost to our customers, as well as ensures that exactly what was designed in the CAD system, is what the final part will precisely be, with faster turnaround times and delivery date.

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR CNC FABRICATION PROCESS

Bayview Metals is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company that manufactures a wide variety of products to very tight tolerances such as; PCB board shrouds, housings, cabinets, control panels, chassis, bracket, panel, faceplate, heat sink, frame, card cage enclosure, or any other metal part.

  • Design to Manufacturing Solutions
  • 3 Amada CNC Turret Punch Presses – Automated CNC punching with sheet loader/unloader accepts sheet sizes up to 4×8 feet.
  • Automated tapping
  • Automated countersinking
  • Abilities to run lights out decrease lead times, and reduces costs

Large Selection of Special Tools

Over the years we have built an extensive library of tools that support a speedy manufacturing process with quality. These tools create;

  • Louvers
  • Knockouts
  • Emboss
  • Extruded Holes for tapping
  • Imprint Tools
  • Lances
  • Countersinks
  • Taps
  • Common shapes used for electronic and telecommunication enclosures.
    (RJ45, USB, Fiber ports, AC Power, etc…)
  • Louvers
  • Knockouts
  • Emboss
  • Extruded Holes for tapping
  • Imprint Tools
  • Lances
  • Countersinks
  • Taps
  • Common shapes used for electronic and telecommunication enclosures.
    (RJ45, USB, Fiber ports, AC Power, etc…)

OUR AUTOMATED AMADA CNC PUNCH PRESS

Bayview Metals chooses to use Amada CNC Turret punch press machines because they have a reputation as “the best in the industry” in terms of speed, accuracy, and reliability. We have installed customized automation on the machinery so that it loads and unloads sheet stock into the machine and off loads punched out parts onto a pallet. This gives us the ability to run lights out, as well as run higher volume production runs efficiently. CNC Turret punching machines that are lights out to the competition.

Our current lineup of CNC turret punch press machines:

Amada Turret Punch Press EMK 3510NT Servo Electric Driven

Amada Turret Punch Press VIPROS 357 Queen Hydraulic

Amada Turret Punch Press EMK 3510NT Servo Electric Driven

Amada Turret Punch Press VIPROS 357 Queen Hydraulic

Amada Turret Punch Press PEGA 345 King Pneumatic

CNC PUNCHING FAQs

Max Thickness CNC Turret Can Machine Punch

Our CNC Turret Punch Presses can punch materials up to 0.250″ thick. We have experience punching materials between 0.010″ and 0.250″, however, the majority of the time, we are running materials between the ranges of 0.030″ and 0.125″ thick.

What Is CNC Turret Punch Press

A CNC Turret Punch Press is a Computer Numerical Controlled sheet metal fabrication machine that uses various sizes and shapes of tools to cut or punch out the profiles of sheet metal parts. With our huge tooling inventory, they are very fast and versatile machines. These machines can also do forming operations (tapping, countersinking, emboss, knockouts, small bends, lances to name a few) that other CNC cutting technology cannot do. Our Amada machinery has a reputation to be the best in the industry, and have large turrets with 58 stations allowing punching of cuts sized 0.040″ to 4.500″.

How To Program CNC Punching Machine

CNC Punching machines are programmed in a language called G-Code. Over the years, many software CAM packages have evolved to streamline this process. At Bayview Metals, we use Solidworks for our 3D CAD design, and Radan as our CAM software for programming our CNC Punch Press, as well as nesting parts into sheet in the most efficient way possible. Radan uses algorithms to program the machines so that they have the shortest run time, and have maximum sheet utilization to reduce scrap. This allows us to offer the best prices possible from those processes.

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