Thursday, December 15, 2016


Must watch! Neil's passion and work ethic for fabrication is inspirational!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Fabtech 2016 Highlight Video

Check out this highlight video from Fabtech 2016!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lancing Punch

In this application, the customer required an elongated D lancing punch. Lancing is defined as a process where material is sheared and bent to make tabs, vents and louvers. During the process, there's no material removed, it is formed into the shape required. The customer requested a 13/32" x 1-19/32" tab to be generated. We machined a blend radius on the rectangle end of the die to prevent the material from shearing. The angle of the tab varies depending on the stroke of the punch. 

Check out the pictures and video to see how the tooling and finished product were used!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Cleveland Indians

We already can't wait for the next Indians season here at CPD!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Custom Gum Drop Punch

Our customer needed to manufacture gum drop shaped tabs with ½” holes using their Marvel MSIW60D ironworker. Our engineering team determined a two-step operation would be necessary to produce these tabs.

The first operation included manufacturing gum drop shaped tooling to fit the oversize attachment. The punch was machined with a flat face and we used .028” clearance to ensure each tab would be free of any distortions. Lastly, it was critical to machine a 1/4“x1/8” keyway on the punch and whistle notches on the die to provide proper alignment during the punching process.

To begin the second operation, we replaced the oversize attachment with the standard attachment for punching the ½” round holes. This is an easy switch and tooling is more cost effective. We designed a die with 3 alignment pins to guarantee the hole would be punched in the same position on each tab.

The customer will weld these onto their product and utilize the round holes for bolts.

Need tooling for a similar application? Send us a picture or drawing and we can make it happen!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Ripping Punch

The requirement to punch oblong/slotted holes beyond the capacity of an ironworker is a common occurrence and we have a solution!

Ripping punches allow an ironworker to punch holes of any length with a continued cycle. First, punch a round hole in the same size as the width of your desired oblong hole. Next, insert the guide of the ripping punch through the pre-punched hole and begin cycling the machine while feeding the material into the guide. Continue this process until you achieve the length of oblong/slot desired.
When ordering please provide the following information: figure number of punch and die, material thickness and dimensions indicated in the diagram below.

**SAFETY WARNING** Do not punch with the guide!


  • Machine: Peddinghaus 1100G
  • Punch: F-20
  • Die: F-59
  • ‘A’ Dimension: 13/16”
  • ‘L’ Dimension: 1-1/4”
  • Material Thickness: 3/8” Mild Steel

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Custom Channel Blades

The Spartan IW66D is a dual cylinder ironworker with a maximum capacity of 66 tons. Within the power cavity, the machine is equipped with round and square bar blades with an option to shear up to 5” channel. Below are 3” and 4” channel shear blades along with the stripper plate used to shear 1/4” channel. These blades are interchangeable with the round and square bar blades that come with the machine. The dual cylinder capability allows the customer to use these blades while punching at the same time. Custom blades are our specialty, let’s see what custom blades we can manufacture for you! 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mandrel Punch

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With help from the customer, our engineers designed this mandrel set-up for the Geka Hydracrop 55A Ironworker. This custom designed attachment allows the customer to quickly and easily punch four oblong holes in 2" schedule 40 pipe. By adding a location spring, the pipe can easily be rotated at 90° for accurate punching. Prior to this design, the customer was milling each hole individually; a costly operation requiring multiple touches from the operator. This solution allowed the customer to punch four holes in less than one minute, increasing throughput and dramatically reducing cost per piece. Reach our engineering team at 800-451-4342 to start designing your custom application.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Extrusion Punch

The bullet punch is used to manufacture extruded edges from a pre-existing hole. These extruded holes are typically used to accept sheet metal screws, provide spacing in panels, strengthening holes in parts that are mounted with rods or bolts, or to allow tapping into a deeper distance past the material thickness. On what applications do you use extruded holes?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Urethane Strippers

Stripping material is a crucial part of the punching process. The video on the left shows the standard stripper assembly on the Piranha P-50 ironworker. The yellow base is the stripper foot and the black tubes on either side of the punch are the urethane strippers. When released the urethanes press down on the stripper foot. The stripper foot then strips the material off the punch.

The photos on the right show the different urethane strippers we stock. Unlike the black Piranha strippers, the red and blue strippers slide over the punch to strip the material. The colors signify different hardness/durometer of urethane. The harder urethane (red) is used for thicker material, while the softer urethane (blue) is used for thinner material. It’s important to use the correct urethane to ensure the material will not distort while stripping. When the urethane starts to crack, it is time to be replaced. This helps ensure quality holes and extended tool life. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Piranha Angle Blades

These Piranha P-90 angle blades are capable of shearing 5" x 5" x 1/2" angle with no problem! We stock flat bar, coper, round bar, and angle blades for all the Piranha Ironworkers. These blades are all made in the USA! Contact us today for any of your ironworker needs.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Special Punch

The punch and die industry is in contact with all types of industries ranging from manufacturing to jewelry, but recently we received a request to manufacture this punch for creating animal tags.  These tags are used by scientist to track the movement and habits of different water animals ranging from fish, like bass or tarpon, to shellfish. The punch is used to punch out a plastic tag that’s identified with a specific number.  This number is specific to the animal and the region it originates from. Scientists use this tag to track an animal’s habits and migration patterns.  No matter what industry you’re in, contact us today for all of your punching needs!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Louver Assembly

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Louvers have been around for hundreds of years, in the beginning these were made from barrels to allow ventilation while cooking or for a fire place while keeping the rain and snow out. With the evolution of technology, louvers can now be manufactured in metal to act as an air vent. These can be used on a variety of products such as lockers or any type of equipment that would need ventilation and temperature control. We manufacture louvers in form up and form down positions from 2” to 6” long. The louvers are manufactured with a spring load system to help strip the material off the cutting blades. These cutting blades are replaceable components within the louver assembly. Check out the video below to watch a louver in action on our Piranha P-50. Give us a call to get a quote on your louver today! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Hardcoating Difference

Do you have a punching application where galling or tooling life is an issue? Or, is your particular punching application preventing you from using a punching lubricant? By utilizing a variety of Cleveland Punch and Die coatings, a better tooling life can be achieved. With a delivery time of approximately one week, we are able to get these items out the door much faster than the competition! CPD offers three types of coatings depending on your requirements:

CPD MG1 Coating:
  • A general purpose, gold colored coating, allowing higher punching speeds and longer tooling life.
  • Especially effective when punching copper, bus bar and aluminum.
  • Standard coating on our FP1 style punch.
CPD MG2 Coating:
  • A harder, more lubricious coating offering better performance in steels and aluminum.
  • Minimizes galling due to rapid punching.
  • Commonly used in higher strength steels and when the punch size is smaller than material thickness.
  • This coating is useful on "Insert" and "Style 1" Whitney™ punches.
CPD MG3 Coating:
  • The most abrasion resistant and hardest coating for punching heat resistant alloys.

The punches and dies shown are for a custom die set but coated punches and dies can be manufactured for any set up. Call Cleveland Punch today to get more information on our coating options!

Friday, July 8, 2016


Do you need a way to emboss parts with your logo? We can help you! We can manufacture punches to emboss your material like the one shown below. Contact us today to see how we can help you! 

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Cleveland Punch is now on Instagram! Follow us @clevelandpunchdie

Monday, July 4, 2016

4th of July

Happy 4th of July from your friends at CPD! We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Cook out!

Today the Green Team enjoyed a 4th of July cook out! This gave the entire team time to bond. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Multi-Radius Punch & Die Set

If you have an ironworker equipped to hold 28XX tooling and you’re looking to shear multiple sized corner radii, then we have a solution for you! Check out this punch and die our engineering team manufactured to punch 1/4”, ½”, ¾” and 1” corner radii. The material is located by guides on the punch to ensure an accurate corner with every cycle. Call the Green Team today to receive a quote on this tooling!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Geka Extended Length Punches

Last week we covered the offset punch and die holder for the Geka machines to assist in punching angle. This week we will cover another option for punching angle. The Geka GXL punches are extended length punches that are used in conjunction with the Leg Up Stripper attachment (LUPPS attachment). The LUPPS attachment is a modified stripper assembly that allows you to punch angles in the leg up position. The length of the punch used within the LUPPS attachment varies depending on the model of Geka Ironworker. We stock round punches in the 78MM and 97MM overall lengths. We can manufacture any shape or size upon request. Check out the video below and contact the Green Team today with any questions or to place an order! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Geka Offset Tooling

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 in a Geka Hyd. 55 A
Is your ironworker a Geka Hydrocrop 55, 80 or 110? If so, your machine can hold our Geka offset tooling to easily punch holes in angle. In order to use the offset punch and die holder you will need to remove the die reducer from the die block, insert the die spacer, then insert the offset die holder. For the punch portion, the punch ring (GKA3) for the F-26 punch will be used. The offset punch holder will drop into the sleeve and be screwed into the coupling nut to lock in the machine.

The two different offset die holders,
punch holder and a few punches and dies.
 Once the offset holders are in place, the punch and die can be inserted. The Geka offset tooling is a 12MM straight shank punch and a 35MM outside diameter die. The max material that can be punch is 1/8” stainless steel or ¼” mild steel. Cleveland Punch stocks the holders along with the round punches and dies. Watch the video below to see the offset tooling in action. Contact your Green Team representative today to start using offset tooling to punch angles!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Keyways & Notches

Click below to watch "The Punch Doctor" explain the importance of using keyways and notches on shaped punches and dies!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Baileigh U-Bending Punch & Die

The engineering team here at CPD is kept busy with different special applications every day. Recently we manufactured a U-Bending punch for a Baileigh ironworker. This punch and die will be used on the punch end of the ironworker in the standard tooling set up.

The customer will place their material over the die and cycle the machine. When the machine has completed its cycle, the piece of material will be U-shaped and the operator can move to the next step in their production.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Golf Outing

The Green Team enjoyed our 7th annual golf outing on Friday! Here's Elliot, a member of our customer service team, participating in the closest to the pin competition.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cleveland Punch and Die Company Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Ravenna, Ohio (May 24, 2016) – The Cleveland Punch and Die Company has announced the 2016 recipients of the Eugene and Arlene True Memorial Scholarship. This Fund, established at the Akron Community Foundation (, awards annual scholarships to Cleveland Punch and Die Company employees, their spouses, children and grandchildren. 

The 2016 Eugene and Arlene True Memorial Scholarship recipients are:
  • -- Emily Illner, a Business Management Major at Kent State University Trumbull  
  • -- Mark Vecchio, an Engineering Major at University of Akron 
  • -- Christine Koporc, a Zoology Major at The Ohio State University   

Monday, May 23, 2016

Cluster Punch

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Are you in search of a special punch application? Our team of engineers at Cleveland Punch can help! Our customer needed to punch these 6 round holes at the same time on their Roper Whitney press. Since the machine was capable of using the 28XX style tooling, our engineers got to work designing this cluster punch. Now the customer can punch all 6 holes at the same time. In turn this has increased their productivity. Email or fax a drawing of your application to see what our team can manufacture for you!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Coper Blades, Angle Blades & Shear Blades

Whether you're searching for coper blades, angle blades or shear blades Cleveland Punch & Die has you covered! We stock blades for Controlled Automation, Edwards, Franklin, Geka, Hill Acme, Kingsland, Mubea, Metal Muncher, Ocean Clipper, Peddinghaus, Piranha, Spartan, Sahinler, Scotchman, Uni-Hydro, and Whitney machines! We can also manufacture special blades based on your drawings and samples. Check out the video below to see a shear blade and a coper blade in action! Remember to contact your Green Team representative today regarding any of your blade needs!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sahinler Blades

Are you looking for shear blades for your new Sahinler Ironworker? Look no further! We manufacture shear, angle and coper blades for your Sahinler machine. Call us today with the make, model, and serial number of your machine along with the part number of your blade. Our Green Team representatives will be happy to put together a quote or order for you.
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Monday, May 2, 2016


Visit Rod & Ryan at FABTECH Mexico in booth #2551 May 4th-6th!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Special Shear Blades

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Check out this special round bar and flat bar shear blade we manufactured for a Piranha ironworker! With this blade our customer will not have to constantly switch out their round bar blades to shear different sizes of round or flat bar. This blade can shear 1/8”, 3/16”, ¼”, 5/16”, 3/8”, 7/16” and ½” round bar along with flat bar measuring up to 7” wide. The customer will save time and money in their set up and their production of parts. Contact the Green Team today regarding punches, dies, blades and component parts for your machine. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

NASCC 2016

Visit us in Orlando at NASCC 2016 in booth #1913! Shawn and Ryan will be there to answer all your questions!

Friday, April 1, 2016

FICEP Anglelines and Ironworkers

We manufacture punches, dies, shear blades and component parts for all FICEP punching machines. If you have a special application, we can help with that as well! Email or fax a drawing of your application and our experienced engineering staff will work with you to turn your thoughts into a reality. Contact our Green Team today with the make and model number of your machine to receive a quote or place an order.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Punch Packs

Are you looking to replenish inventory and save a few dollars?

We stock three Punch Packs for figure 16 punches and figure 55 dies. These packs include round punches, round dies, toolbox and Punch Easy® Lubricant. Figures 16 and 55 are commonly used on Piranha, Edwards, Hawthorne, Durma, and Pittsburgh ironworkers.

Punch Packs ship same day as ordered! Contact your Green Team representative today to place an order.  

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

36TC Tooling

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The Cleveland Punch and Die Company manufactures round and shaped punches and dies as well as special application tooling for W.A. Whitney™ 36TC and 44TC punching machines. Punches and dies ship in as little as 24 hours. We offer high performance punches with our MG2 coating to increase tooling life. Check out our blog on punch coating by clicking here.

Cleveland Punch manufactures jam series dies which are designed to eliminate slug pulling and increase productivity during the punching process.

Stock Items Include: Cartridge assemblies, punch rings, stripper plates, die adapters, insert punch holders, springs and die shims. These items will ship same day as ordered!

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Do not hesitate to call or email The Green Team with any questions you may have! We are open Monday through Friday 7:00AM to 6:00PM EST or email us anytime! (800) 451-4342

Cleveland Punch & Die Company is not affiliated with nor related to W.A. Whitney.
Cleveland Punch & Die products are not endorsed or warranted by W.A. Whitney.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Sunrise Catalog

Cleveland Punch and Die provides the punches, dies, blades, coupling nuts and quick change sleeves for the Sunrise Ironworker. We have a variety of round punches and dies in stock and special sizes can be turned around in 3 working days for all square, oblong and rectangle shapes. We can also make picket tooling for your Sunrise as well as a variety of other special punches and dies. Cleveland Punch offers three different styles of punches including, SUN30P, SUN40P and SUN51P as well as three different dies including, SUN45D, SUN60D and SUN80D depending on the size hole you need to punch. Please contact us for a quote or to place your next order. Click on the pictures below for detailed information on items we stock for the Sunrise Ironworker.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Piranha Stripper Assemblies

Cleveland Punch and Die can handle all of your tooling needs for the Piranha Ironworker. We stock the entire stripper assembly for the Piranha, which includes the punch holder, die block, urethane strippers and the smaller component parts. Our products are proudly 100% made in the U.S.A. We provide the highest quality steel and our parts are machined from a piece of raw material so that they last much longer than the competition. Please give us a call at 800-451-4342 or email us at for a quote for your P-50, P-65, P-90 and P-120 and we will get back with you immediately.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Picket Tooling

Cleveland Punch and Die manufactures standard and custom Picket Tooling for the ornamental iron and residential fence industry.
CPD picket tooling is stocked in our F-26 punch and our F-62 die. Our stock tooling generates a 60 degree picket on square tubing, but we can manufacture any specific degree per our customer's request. We stock picket tools for use with 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" and 1" square tubing. It is important to remember when you are punching a hole for a square picket to pass through, you will need a hole slightly larger than the picket itself. For example, if you are trying to pass a 1/2" square picket through a piece of material, we recommend you punch a 17/32" square hole to allow the picket to pass through the material adequately.
Cleveland Punch has also recently manufactured a custom picket tooling set for fabricating aluminum residential fence. This tooling package was customized to fit the customer's machine and job specifications. You can use it for round or square-shaped posts and pickets. Call your Cleveland Punch representative today for any picket tooling needs.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Corner Radius Tooling

Cleveland Punch and Die’s corner radius tooling is perfect for punching a radius on the corner of square or rectangle material. We stock 3/8, 7/16, ½, 9/16 and ¾” corner radius punch and die sets and special sizes can be manufactured upon request.

Corner radius tooling is easy to use.  First, place the punch and die in your ironworker as you would a standard shape. After the punch and die are in the machine, jog the punch down so the guide is slightly above the die. At this point, make sure the punch and die are aligned properly. Once they are aligned, tighten the coupling nut, die block and the setscrew on the die. During the corner radius punching process, the guide of the punch will stay in the die at all times. This will reduce run time and ensure accuracy on each radius. The stroke of the punch can be controlled by the limit switch on your ironworker.

Remember, Cleveland Punch always recommends using PunchEasy lubricant to reduce galling and increase life of each punch and die.

Watch the corner radius tooling in action in the following video!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Ironworker Punch and Die Styles

Cleveland Punch & Die is on YouTube! Check out our first video and subscribe to our channel for all future updates!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Buy More, Save More!

Cleveland Punch offers quantity discounts on a variety of punches and dies for Edwards, Geka, Piranha Ironworkers and many more. If you have a large job or are looking to stock your inventory give us a call or email us and see what discount we can offer you! Call us at (800) 451-4342 or email to

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hougen Ogura Tooling

Cleveland Punch and Die manufactures punches and dies for the Hougen-Ogura machine in all shapes and sizes. Check your punches and dies to see if they’re marked with any of the following part numbers: CH001, CH002, CH003, CH004, CH005, or CH006. If you cannot locate these part numbers, please call us with the model number of your machine and we would be more than happy to help you!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Pipe Notch Tooling

Are you a fabricator that is looking to cope or “fish mouth” the ends of your tube or pipe? We have the perfect solution for you! Cleveland Punch and Die stocks pipe notch housings, tooling and striker punches! We stock 1”, 1-1/4”, 1-1/2” and 2” schedule 40 pipe notch tooling for Piranha, Edwards, & Spartan ironworkers. Stock sizes ship same day and special sizes can be manufactured upon request.

Your ironworker can be ready to cope in a matter of minutes. All that’s required is to replace the die block with the pipe notch housing and replace the standard punch with the striker punch. If you don’t have an ironworker, that’s not a problem! Since the pipe notch assembly is a self-contained unit, any of these housings can be used on a hydraulic press as long as there are bolts to hold the die portion and a ram to strike the top of the tooling.

If you would like additional information regarding pipe notch tooling, please contact one of our “Green Team” representatives for assistance. We can be reached at 800-451-4342 or

Friday, January 15, 2016

Punching Angle

Center Punch & Die
Offset Punch & Die
Do you have a job that requires you to punch angle? We have the solution for you. If you need to punch close to the inside leg of the angle, we can provide offset punches and dies. The standard setup is to use a centered punch with an offset die and move the die block to punch closer to the inside leg. If you have a die block that does not move, we can offset the punch for you. This is a custom application and you can contact us for price and lead time.

We also offer offset punches and dies for oblong shapes. Please refer to the page seen here to indicate position A or position B when ordering. Other information that we need when ordering is, make and model of machine, size of angle, how close to the leg you are punching and material thickness.