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How do I make a shaped metal punch for sheet metal? Answered

I need to cut some 1-inch metal shapes.  They will also have holes inside them, so I might need two punches.  So, how do I make punches to cut out these shapes?


How big? What shapes? How many? And as Steve said, what thickness?

A sketch on paper of what you want to make would help, it may be the case that a method other than punching is cheaper/faster/easier.

Hugely hard as you also have to make a die - an opening the same shape as your punch.

Easier to find an engineering shop that has a guillotine to cut the squares and then drill/file or get the holes CNC cut.

Not easy I'm afraid. How thick is the metal ? Do you have a flypress ?