PRECISION PUNCH CORPORATION - MANUFACTURING FACILITY FAQ'S

General FAQ

Q. I just reviewed your catalog. It is well laid out and easy to use. Do you also manufacture your perforators, punches, close space punches, stepped close space punches, punch blanks, ejector punch blanks, ejector punch components, stepped punches, ejector punches, pilot punches, EDM Die blanks, precision die buttons, die blanks, tool blanks, fractional tool blanks, decimal tool blanks, forged pins, core pins, mold pins, ejector pins, economy ejector pins, long length bevel headed perforators, Style AF-01, Style AF-M2, Nitrided ejector pins, Nitrided ejector pins shoulder type and Core pin styles SH and HH in metric sizes also?

Yes, contact us at:

860-229-9902 or sales@ppunch.com and an Inside Sales associate will provide you with a quote and lead time for metric sizes.

Q. What if we can’t find what we need in your catalog?

No problem. Our custom capabilities are unmatched. Our team of process engineers will work with you from start to finish. They will evaluate your specifications and design a process using state of the art production equipment operated by highly skilled, experienced operators to consistently meet your requirements. Approximately 70% of our business is custom orders and special requests, you can count on us to meet your specifications and exceed your expectations.

Q. Is Precision Punch RoHS compliant?

In a nutshell, yes. Since Precision Punch makes precision metal parts to the specifications of our customers, if the parts are designed as RoHS compliant, then we make them RoHS compliant.

Q. Do you chemical etch or laser etch your parts?

We are able to provide both processes, but the Laser etch gives a much better result.

Q. Why laser mark?

Some time ago before lasers, the only way to achieve a mark was by physical engraving, letter punching, electro-chemical or acid etching, and various methods of painting. They worked and many of those methods are still in use today however, they each had obstacles to overcome. Some obstacles like contours made it difficult to for paints or letter punching. Although chemical etching would work it was expensive and time consuming to purchase, and then let’s hope it doesn’t rust from the etching solution or neutralizer. The costs, production time, and headache stories go on and on.

Q. So what is laser marking anyway?

Laser marking is a focused laser beam producing very specific amounts of heat at the work surface. The heat superficially anneals just microns of the part surface causing it to darken. By changing the amount of energy at the work surface, etching or deep engraving is easily accomplished. With technology today we can create text, logos, barcodes, serial numbers, even photos in minutes. Another added bonus is we never have to clean the part after laser marking, contoured shapes are no problem, we achieve very small marks in hard to see places and everything is clean, clear and repeatable to high quality standards.

Q. Do you offer plant tours?

Yes. We’d love to show you our manufacturing facilities. Please contact us at 860-229-9902 or sales@ppunch.com to set up an appointment.

Q. Do you have manufacturer’s reps in my area?

Most of our sales are direct, you can contact us at 860-229-9902 or sales@ppunch.com and an Inside Sales associate will be happy to help you immediately. If you prefer using a manufacturer’s representative or a distributor, our Inside Sales associate will be happy to help you find one.

Q. Is Precision Punch ISO certified?

Yes, Precision Punch is ISO 9000:2001 and ISO 13485:2003 certified.

Q. What metals do you work with?

Precision Punch has the widest range of in-stock materials in our industry. We stock M-2, A-2, D-2, 52-100, PM-M4, PM-10V, PM-9V,S-7, 17-4, 15-5, 300 and 400 series stainless steel, H-13, M-42, M-7, PM-3V to mention a few.

Q. Can you help me select a metal for my application?

Yes. Contact us at 860-229-9902 and our process engineering group will be happy to provide you with the information necessary to make an informed decision. You can also look at our technical section on our website at www.ppunch.com.

Process FAQ

Q. What is the longest part that you can make?

As a general rule, 12 inches ( 30.48mm), depending on the application we can manufacture longer parts, please contact us with your request.

Q. What is the range of diameters that you can make?

Our capabilities include diameters ranging from .004 inches (.0101 mm) to 1.25 inches (3.175 mm).

Q. What tolerances can you hold when manufacturing to these lengths and diameters?

We hold tolerances down to .0001 inches (.000254 mm).

Q. What surface finish can we expect from Precision Punch parts?

Typically we provide a 12 micro (Ra or RMS), but can provide down to a 4 micro (Ra or RMS) upon request depending on the nature of the part.

Q. Why plate or surface treat your parts? Do you offer such services?

Yes, based on customer requests, we offer a variety of options to improve surface hardness, reduce galling and improve wear and/or corrosion resistance a coating may be added. Depending on the requirements the coating is applied in various thicknesses and is composed of elements that may include Nitrides, Titanium,Chromium, Electroless Nickel, Nickel matrixed with Teflon and other elements. The dimensions of the part may need to be adjusted to allow for the thickness of the coating.

Q. How long does it take to get parts made?

Most of our catalog parts are in stock and ready for immediate delivery. Custom punches, made parts or specials are typically quoted for two weeks depending on the nature of the part.

Quotes / Orders / Delivery FAQ

Q. Who should I contact to send in my RFQ?

Here are a few ways to send in your RFQ:

E-mail to sales@ppunch.com

Fax to 860-229-9902

Online at Request For Quote

Call 860-229-9902 and Inside Sales will follow up on your request immediately.

Q. Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, we accept Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and government credit cards.