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Looking for a creative, cost-effective way to punch and form sheet parts? Dive into the world of punching with our PunchGuide. Find basic information, clear practical examples and step-by-step instructions for sheet metal design in our web application. Use our app to make specific calculations for your sheet metal production.

Online punching expertise

The PunchGuide features exclusive expertise from decades of punching technology experience. Find tips and ideas on punch-optimised component design for sheet metal and prototypes for your everyday design work. Whether used for reference or to improve your knowledge base, the PunchGuide shows you how to save time when punching and forming. 

The advantages at a glance: 

Getting started is easy

Discover creative design ideas that are easy to implement, even for beginners  

Save time and reduce costs

Gain knowledge and punching expertise to save time and money when designing parts 

Improve part quality

Thanks to practical tips and tricks, you can reliably produce new components right from the start 

Use templates

You can easily download CAD data for virtual sample parts used in real-life punching examples to use as inspiration for your design

Access PunchGuide online

Discover the potential of punching technology! Receive TRUMPF support for your component design with our free web application.

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Punching calculations via app

The TRUMPF PunchGuide app (only available for iOS) performs punching calculations more easily than ever before. Take advantage of TRUMPF's expertise in punching sheet metal!

PunchGuide app

The following punching calculations can be made in the app: 

  • Punching force
  • Cutting clearance
  • Prepunching diameter
  • Maximum edge length
  • Stripper selection
  • Sheet thickness conversion
  • Sheet weight
  • You also have access to helpful punching brochures.

Downloading the app

The PunchGuide app is available for iOS free of charge.
In the "More" menu item, you can convert the units of measurement from metric to the Anglo-American system. You can also easily save your own machines to speed up the calculations and send us questions in the app.


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