Notching

In thin bar stock, angle, tubes or sheet metal, a press is used to shear or punch notches.

notchingNotching involves cutting notches in metal. A press is utilized to punch notches with a rectangular die. An example of notching would be taking a square piece of plate and notching the middle of the top and bottom without cutting all the way through to make an “H”.

It can be applied to almost any kind of metal and it is often used on sheet and plate and sometimes tube and pipe. Notching tube is often used to join tubes to form a specific joint which is then usually welded. An example of notching would be in the construction of bicycle frames.

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