Thanks to industry leadership in innovation, Kloeckner is proud to offer customers the latest in punching equipment and capabilities.

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Kloeckner offers extensive punching capabilities in our service centers throughout North America. One of our core competencies is the sheer range of products we stock, whether standard or processed to exact customer tolerance and dimensional specification, and we give customers the possibility for end-to-end supply chains to be invoiced through one supplier. Our seamless ordering experience also includes sophisticated warehousing and logistics services, end-to-end inventory management and supply chain solutions, and expert consultation throughout.

Products That Undergo Punching

Special Punching Equipment

Branches Featuring Punching

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Industries Served by Punching

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is punching?


    It is a metalworking process in which a hole is made in a metal workpiece using a punch and a die. The punch is a hardened steel tool with a shaped end, and the die is a similarly shaped tool with a hole in it. The workpiece is placed between the punch and the die, and pressure is applied it, which cuts a hole in the workpiece as it is forced through the die.

    Punching is a common method of creating holes in metal workpieces, and is used in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, heavy equipment and construction, and engineering. It can be used on a variety of metal workpieces, including sheets, plates, and other flat or curved surfaces.

    The process can be done manually, using hand-held tools, or it can be done with automated equipment, such as hydraulic or mechanical punches. The type of punch and die used will depend on the size and shape of the hole to be created, as well as the thickness and type of metal.

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