Fly Press

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Fly Press
Fly Press.jpg
Model Unknown
Sub-category Metalworking
Status Good working order
Last updated 20 January 2022 18:35:16
Training requirement no
ACnode no
Location Metalworking shop
Maintainers Metalshop team

A fly press used primarily for shaping metal and punching holes in sheetmetal. Although an arbor or hydraulic press would better suited to this task, in the absence of one at hackspace it can also be used with care for pushing applications such as seating bearings or broaching

A set of sheetmetal punches are kept in the blue cupboard adjacent to the laser cutter. Be very careful to ensure correct matching of punches and dies, these are surprisingly expensive and delicate