What is CNC Punching?

CNC Punching involves the communication of part data and methods of shaping and cutting to punching machines in order to efficiently and economically produce parts. CNC punching usually serves as an alternative to metal stamping where part volumes are lower and where greater part variety is required, as CNC punching does not require more costly hard tooling.?

What is Tooling?

Tooling for punch presses--punch, die and stripper--produces holes, slots, and other shapes in sheet metal and plate, and also can perform slitting, forming, clinching and other fabricating operations.