Precision Tooling Blog

The Latest from the Team at Mate


  • 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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  • Mate Press Brake Pillar Dies Have Some Advantages Worth Looking At

      September 1, 2016

    When you have a part with features close to a bend, such as opposing bends, hardware, louvers, half-shears, or embosses, interference with the die can be a real problem. Mate’s pillar dies have maximum clearance front and back without jeopardizing the structural integrity of the tool giving your operators maximum flexibility in sequencing bends. It’s […]

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  • Mate Press Brake Radius Tool Insert/Holder System: More Cost Effective Choices

      June 22, 2016

    When planning to form parts with large radius bends, selecting a punch radius size that will compensate for spring-back and achieve the correct results can be challenging and unpredictable. Having the right tool for the application can save time and reduce frustration without breaking the bank. During the design stage, test bending the actual material […]

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  • Saying Adios to FABTECH Mexico 2016

      May 24, 2016

    A team of Mate sales engineers and application specialists recently returned from Mexico City, where they attended FABTECH Mexico 2016. With a growing manufacturing base and a strong sheet metal fabrication industry, we were excited to share our latest tooling solutions to the Mexican market and delve into the application challenges workers there are facing […]

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