Precision Tooling Blog

The Latest from the Team at Mate

  • Top 3 Reasons Why Tools Wear Prematurely

      July 19, 2017

    There are numerous ways to reduce tool costs and secondary operations that can be implemented immediately. Here are a few options to consider: Correct Die Clearance It is important to always use the correct die clearance. Proper training and communication to operators and programmers create buy-in.  Anyone working on a machine should understand the physics […]

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  • What Your Lens Can Tell You About Your Laser

      June 21, 2017

    Do you look at your lens during cleaning or replacement? Sure, you might look for metal spatter and scratches, but do you know everything that you should be looking for?  We know that a catastrophic lens failure can result in thousands of dollars in repairs and replacement parts, along with machine downtime and lost production, […]

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  • Got Die Marks? Mate Nylon Die Inserts Can Take Care of That

      May 17, 2017

    Many sheet metal part designers choose to use pre-finished sheet metal in an effort to eliminate post operations such as painting and polishing. One critical challenge to building parts with pre-finished material is bending the parts without causing die marks. The slightest marking from the die could cause a pre-finished part to be rejected. Over the […]

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  • Improving Productivity and Cost with QCT

      April 19, 2017

    Since Ultra® QCT™ was introduced 10 months ago, many customers around the world have experienced its benefits and have been able to improve their punching operational costs. One of these benefits is the M4PM™ powdered tool steel as standard, used in the replaceable punch tip, which outlasts two to four times the number of hits before […]

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  • Determining the Correct Laser Lens

      March 22, 2017

    It seems like OEMs are introducing new laser machines into the market at a faster pace. When it’s time to replace the lens, customers can be confused, resulting in the frequently asked question: what lens is the correct one? Here are some ways to check: What type of laser is the lens for? CO2 or […]

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  • SwingPunch™ Holders from Mate Precision Tooling

      February 22, 2017

    A faster way to change press brake punches The best way to reduce press brake setup time is to look for ways to make setting up easier. Mate’s Swing™ punch holders do just that; reduce time by making setups easier and faster. European style punch holders have a lot of benefits, but they don’t offer […]

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  • Mate Precision Tooling in 2017

      January 24, 2017

    In 2016 Mate celebrated the two year anniversary of the launch of our press brake tooling line. Our product line has grown since launch to include Wila Trumpf Style, European Precision Style, Bevel Tang Style, CleanBend, adaptors, extensions and other accessories. We created a dedicated press brake website and blog, and have been proud to […]

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  • Mate Press Brake Z Offset Tool Inserts Make Sense

      December 14, 2016

    Mate’s Z offset tool system delivers unsurpassed versatility that withstands the test of high tonnage offset forming without breaking the bank. Our Z offset tool insert system gives you more cost effective choices with replaceable inserts that are securely held with holders that fit virtually any style of brake including Trumpf-Wila (TWS), European precision (EPS), […]

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