PROFESSIONAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE TURRET PUNCHING
If you need turret punching services, we are one of the most capable and affordable sources in Melbourne, and we can get the job done right. We stock a wide variety of materials, use state-of-the-art machines and diligently follow all design specifications. We continually strive to improve and optimize our processes and maximize customer convenience. Our customers range from inventors to businesses to government agencies in Australia. We are focused on quality and customer service.
Our highly experienced team of machinists and engineers offers an all in-one fully automated turret punching and sharing service. It is fast, accurate, and more cost-effective than laser on most materials up to 6mm thick.
The Finn Power drops finished parts into designated bins or pallets, removing the requirement of labor to break parts out from the skeleton the way punching has traditionally been performed. This allows us to take parts directly from the machine to the folding area for the next process with no additional labor needed.
So if your sheet metal components require piercings such as round holes, square holes, rectangular holes, dimples, or other perforations, we recommend you explore the option of having your components made by our fully automated CNC turret punch line.
In many cases, turret punching allows us to offer you a lower cost per component than laser cut parts. Send us your inquiry and our team will inform you of the best options.
BUILT FOR EFFICIENCY & SPEED
Our Finn Power 'Shear Genius' and Amada turret punch presses achieve speeds as high as 1,000 hits per minute and offer optimal punching solutions. These high-efficiency machines allow us to pass on lower production cost to our customers.
The Finn Power, with its punching and shearing all-in-one operation, automated feed, and automated palletized stacking of cut parts is the pinnacle of machines when it comes to full speed and fully automated "lights out" turret punching. This machine is ideally suited for high volume, cost-effective, integrated punching and sharing applications.
Given that the Finn Power is highly automated, our CNC turret punching machinery offers unmanned and lights-out operation a11owing faster turnarounds. Lower processing times also mean savings can be passed onto you.
EXPERT CNC TURRET PUNCHING & FOLDING
Our turret punching capabilities are just one element of our extensive sheet metal engineering and fabrication services. These also include CNC laser cutting, CNC brake pressing/folding, MIG and TIG welding, and many other component assembly services.
From concept right through to the final product, Australian General Engineering can provide a range of turnkey solutions that are all backed by our in-house ISO accreditation.
We employ the latest technology and expertise for consistent and accurate tube bending to a range of metals. From vehicle exhaust and handrails to frameworks and portable generators, our pipe benders will deliver the high-quality results that you are looking for.
BRAKE PRESSING / FOLDING
Fast and accurate brake pressing/folding of a range of metals is facilitated with our sophisticated CNC brake press machinery. Through easy to set up and operate methodology, we can quickly tum out precision workmanship that aids the smooth and timely fabrication of our clients' components.
PRESSING & STAMPING
In an industry where precision is a key factor to success, we are dedicated to providing consistently high-quality pressed and stamped components in ongoing and large production runs. Our state-of-the-art equipment has the capacity to produce virtually any stamped or pressed metal component that you need.
If your products require accurate and efficient turning or milling, you need our highly professional CNC machining services. Every step of our CNC machining processes is audited for quality and accuracy.
How Turret Punching Works
CNC turret punching creates shapes in sheet material by successively punching a series of basic shapes such as circles and rectangles. The basic shapes are selected from a rotating turret under CNC control.
A turret punch or turret press is a type of punch press used for metal forming by punching.
Punching and press work, in general, is a process well suited to mass production. However, the initial tooling costs, of both the machine and the job-specific press tool, are high. This limits punch work from being used for much small-volume and prototype work. A turret punch is one way of addressing this cost.
The tooling of a turret punch uses a large number of standard punch tools: holes of varying sizes, straight edges, commonly-used notches or mounting holes. By using a large number of strokes, with several different tools, in turn, a turret press may make a wide variety of parts without having to first make a specialized press tool for that task. This saves both time and money, allowing rapid prototyping or for low volume production to start without tooling delays.
Turret punching is a cost-effective method for cutting sheet metal in moderate to long runs. Edges are usually very good due to the shearing action.
Turret punching can produce almost any 2D shape including cutouts. Example applications include Custom Enclosures, Custom Metal Brackets, Custom Robot Parts, Custom washers, Custom wrenches, Custom Front Panels, Custom Sheet Metal Boxes, Custom Motorcycle Parts, Custom Auto Parts, Custom Toy Parts, mechanisms, and chassis.
Punching is commonly applied to Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel, and Brass.
- Cost optimization
- Replacing outside arcs such as rounded corners with chamfered corners
- Reducing the number of different hole sizes
- Minimizing use of complex curves
- Use of hole sizes corresponding to stock tooling
- Requesting custom tooling for high volume runs
- Design Considerations
- Avoid thin, fragile shapes
- Warping may occur if many holes are punched or much material is removed from the sheet
- Minimize use of very small holes
- Bottom side features may have a few thousandths of an inch more material than the top dimensioned side.
- Some edges may show minor signs of the successive punching process, less so on the bottom side.
Expert General Engineering Services in Melbourne
Since our inception, Australian General Engineering (AGE) has grown to a market-leading sheet metal and general metal fabrication service provider/manufacturer in Melbourne
Working with production and logistics locations of over 4,000 m2 in Melbourne and comparable in Vietnam, we are ultimately set for maximized engineering needs. With high-efficiency machine solutions, 'lean' fixated manufacturing processes and an exceptionally flexible production team, we have a strong emphasis on achieving 'delivery in full on time' (DIFOT).
We have expanded our operations in Vietnam permitting us to offer our Australian customers with more cost-effective options for our services while maintaining the high quality demanded by our market sector. Quality assurance, production methods, and all aspects of the business in Vietnam are also controlled by AGE in Melbourne.
A Wealth of Metal Fabrication Experience in Melbourne
Our Melbourne based professional and dedicated management team are specialists that have come from diverse industry backgrounds. This provides us with the skill set to not only comprehend your requirements but also to exceed your expectations.
We consistently meet the requirements of a diverse and sophisticated market with organisations such as the Australian Department of Defence, Original Equipment Vehicle and Component Manufacturers (OEM), and many others in the government, private, and public sectors.
With a continual improvement approach and commitment to achieving the greatest possible standard in client satisfaction, Australian General Engineering is focused on delivering the highest quality products, on time and at market competitive rates.
Our Sheet Metal and General Fabrication Services
Here at Australian General Engineering in Melbourne we have established ourselves as a market leader, and pride ourselves on providing our clients with tailored services such as:
- CNC Laser Cutting
- CNC Turret Punching
- CNC Metal Folding, Rolling and Pressing
- CNC Machining
- CNC Robotic Mig and Tig Welding
The Melbourne team focuses on effective production processing and adheres to 'lean production' practices. We incorporate our latest in-house technology production equipment, MRP software, dedicated management, and customised warehousing facility so that we can manufacture economically, and take care of stock for immediate availability.
The sheet metal and fabrication services we offer at our Melbourne and Vietnamese facilities include:
- CNC Laser Cutting
- CNC Turret Punching
- CNC Brake Pressing/Folding
- Cutting services using Band Saws, Guillotines, Shears, and Cold Drop Saws
- Metal Rolling
- MIG and TIG welding
- CNC Machining
- CNC Tube Bending
- Metal Spinning
- CNC Pressing and Stamping