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Inspecting on the Edge – Understanding Punch Tip Wear

Punch tip edge wear can come from a variety of
circumstances and may cause significant production
quality-related issues. In their article, Bill Turner and Kevin
Queensen of Natoli look into the common causes of punch
tip wear and how to prevent it. Even though it can be difficult
to detect because traditional methods of inspection are
ineffective, we learn that fortunately, the use of a horizontal
optical comparator makes the inspection job easy – and