Berzerker Posted August 21, 2020 Share Posted August 21, 2020 Don't know if anyone here has worked in this field but I guess it won't hurt to ask. I'm wondering is it better to use a punch press or a CNC milling machine to make repetitious parts? I need to punch holes in an 1/8" aluminum plate ranging from 5/64" (.078), 9/64" (.140), and 1/4" (.250). These will be tapped all but the 1/4" hole it's a line up hole. If I ever get going there will be hundreds if not thousands of these. Can you punch a hole in a 1/8" plate with a 5/64" or 9/64" punch or do you think it will break? A milling Machine costs thousands and to tool up a press would be about the same. I think the press would be faster just slide a part in a press the buttons and in about 1 to 2 seconds a part comes out all but tapped. Milling machine one hole at a time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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