Beverage Industry Punch Noose

Twin City EDM and Manufacturing continually invests in technology equipment that allows us to efficiently and effectively fabricate intricate and complex components. With a reputation for executing part features previously thought to be unattainable, we were contracted by a customer in the beverage industry to provide a solution for drilling micro holes in the tool shown here. Used to form beverage cans at a high rate of speed, this punch nose was fabricated from tough M2 tool steel hardened at RC 62-64.

Our CNC micro hole EDMs, equipped with automatic electrode feeders, feature the ability to locate parts within very exacting tolerances. We programmed the equipment to pop multiple holes at 55 degrees around a circular pattern through this very hard material while leaving an immaculate, burr-free hole. Dimensional and visual inspections ensured that we met the tight ± .002″ tolerance requirements. We do blanket orders shipping 150 units monthly for this customer.

Technical Specifications

Product Name
Punch Cap Nose
Capabilities Applied/Processes
.006 dia. - .250 dia.
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Current Micro Hole EDM
Tightest Tolerances
+/- .001 to +/-.005
Material Used
M1 Tool Steel, A2, and Carbide
Material Finish
Holes typically at 63 - 90 micro inch
In process testing/ inspecting performed
CMM combined with the vision system
Industry for Use
Beverage, but popular in all industries
10 - 10,000
Delivery/Turnaround Time
1 - 3 weeks 10 - 150 pcs.
Delivery Location
Made in Fridley shipped any where in the USA.
Standards Met
ISO 9001:2016 & ISO 13485:2015 Certified.

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