CNC Punching Terms – Explained!

While the world of sheet metal fabrication can seem complex and confusing, we have been breaking down some of the most common terms to help our clients understand the science behind our services. This time we will be talking about our CNC punching.

CNC- CNC (computer numerical control) machining is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. In CNC punching, this means the patterns of the punches are pre-programmed.

Ram Position Accuracy – The precise positioning of the ram that creates impressively exact patterns. Our CNC punching in Suffolk boats the highest ram position accuracy on the market.

Tooling – Equipment designed to accompany or perform processes, such as CNC forming, inspection, welding and more.

Nibbling – Nibbling is a manufacturing process for punching and processing sheet metal workpieces from steel plates.

Blanking – while blanking uses the same process as CNC punches, the outcomes are the opposite. If the small removed piece is discarded, the operation is called punching, whereas if the small removed piece is the useful part and the rest is scrap, the operation is called blanking.

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