Precision Tooling Blog

The Latest from the Team at Mate


  • Protecting Your Investment in Punch Tooling

      January 24, 2018

    Have you ever looked at a home appliance and wondered how it was made? Chances are that many of the components were produced on a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) punch press. CNC uses computers to contorl large machine tools. CNC tools include lathes, mills, routers, grinders, lasers and, of course, punch presses. CNC punch press […]

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  • 2017 In Review

      December 20, 2017

    Mate began 2017 by unveiling our new mission statement, which is the very essence of who we are: To personally respect, support and inspire sheet metal professionals around the world with high-quality precision tooling and services. We have worked to fulfill our mission daily in our interactions with you, our customer, through the products we […]

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  • Introducing American Precision Style Press Brake Tooling with Maglock™

      November 15, 2017

    Mate is excited to announce the expansion of its press brake tooling line with the introduction of American Precision Style press brake tooling featuring the all new, groundbreaking Maglock™ Magnetic Safety System. Introduced at Fabtech 2017 in Chicago, Mate American Precision Style press brake tooling is standard with an industry first from Mate: the patent-pending […]

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  • Mate Laser Technology Expansion

      October 18, 2017

    Mate Laser Technology is expanding with hundreds of new products and lower prices. Whether you need a nozzle, nozzle holder, lens, or window for C02 or 1 Micron lasers, Mate Laser Technology has what you need. Mate offers additional services including Optical Disposal Service and C02 lens remounting for most Amada style mounts for customers. […]

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  • Not Just a Punch Press Anymore

      September 20, 2017

    Automated punch presses have been punching holes in sheet metal for decades. However, with the stroke control of today’s punch presses and the availability of adjustable length punch holders, CNC punch presses are also being used as mini press brakes. Infinite stroke control allows the operator to make adjustments in the ram stroke in 0.0005” […]

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  • Optimize Cut Quality For Any Material

      August 23, 2017

    Are you having problems with your cut? Consider using the following steps to optimize your cut quality: Use the closet known settings to the material you are trying to cut. Verify that the lens and/or window are clean and in good condition. Verify that the nozzle is in good condition and is centered properly. Create […]

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  • 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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