One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A press that is designed to drive a punch for shaping metal.
- ‘Designed to require no expensive castings, it could be made by countries with limited industrial capability using punch presses and automatic screw machinery to produce rifles made largely of sheet metal stampings.’
- ‘The most modern line of punch presses and press brakes ensures high quality and maximum flexibility.’
- ‘In toggle draw, the sheet is placed over a cavity, a toggle-driven upper binder ring comes down, and a punch presses the metal into the cavity.’
- ‘Someone else adds that the punch presses have safety measures, ‘straps that come down and grab your hands, but sometimes they're not tuned up.’’
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