Press brakes are an important resource for punching holes fast.
One of the most common applications is punching a line of holes using UniPunch tooling on a strip template in a press brake.
For recurring jobs, UniPunch tooling can stay assembled on the template and the whole assembly can be removed from the press and put on a rack for when that hole pattern is needed next.
For pictures and drawings of other ways to mount UniPunch tooling visit the Mounting Methods page.
You can use your press brake for punching a prototype run of parts.
Consider using the UniPunch unispacer method for punching prototypes. Unispacers snap into in a bed rail, and if the hole spacing changes, you can simply reposition the unispacers to accommodate the new hole pattern. For staggered hole patterns, use the slotted side (not illustrated) of the unispacer.
Here is more information on other UniPunch mounting options.