The Latest from Mate

  • Tom Olmscheid Joins Mate Precision Technologies as Vice President United States and Canada Sales

      June 29, 2023

    Minneapolis, MN, June 29, 2023 — Mate Precision Technologies, a global leader in metal forming and metalworking solutions, announces it has named sales and business development veteran Tom Olmscheid as its new Vice President of US and Canada Sales. In his new role, Olmscheid will work with the five regional sales managers to support Mate’s […]

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  • Mate Named 2022-2023 mspWellness Champion

      August 18, 2022

    Mate Precision Technologies has been named a 2022-2023 mspWellness Champion, a designation reserved for companies that demonstrate a deep commitment to and investment in the health and well-being of its employees and their families. Organizations like Mate have developed sustainable, employee-informed programs that have created policy and system changes with demonstrated impact. mspWellness is a […]

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  • Mate Raises Over $2,300 for Haven for Heroes!

      July 11, 2022

    Haven for Heroes is an Anoka, Minn., based non-profit substance- and alcohol-free boarding and lodging facility that provides recovery and transitional housing to service members and veterans. Founded in December 2018, Haven for Heroes’ mission is to provide a place of safety and refuge for veterans and their family members who may need assistance. In […]

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  • American Heart Association recognizes Mate Precision Technologies for workplace health achievement

      December 2, 2021

    Minneapolis, December 2nd, 2021 – The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and Mate Precision Technologies achieved national GOLD recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health and well-being for their workforce. Mate Precision Technologies is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies Named One of the Healthiest Employers

      October 1, 2021

    Minneapolis, December 1st, 2021 –  Mate Precision Technologies has been recognized in the 2021 Healthiest Employers of Minnesota, an awards program created to honor people-first organizations that prioritize the well-being of their employee population. These companies were recognized because of their commitment to workplace wellness and their exceptional health and benefits offerings. Over the past […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies Shipping New Workholding System

      July 26, 2021

    Minneapolis, July 26, 2021 — Mate Precision Technologies, a global leader in metalworking solutions, has announced that it will begin accepting orders for their new 52/96 zero-point workholding system on July 26. Product shipments will begin the week of July 26. The system includes vises, bases, and mounting systems which aremanufactured in Minnesota. Comprehensive Workholding […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies to Launch New Workholding System

      November 19, 2020

    Minneapolis, November 19, 2020 — Mate Precision Technologies, a global leader in metal forming and metalworking solutions, announced today that it is launching a new line of 52/96 workholding technology for CNC machining operations. Available in January 2021, this new line of vises, bases, and mounting systems maximizes holding power in a compact, quick-change modular […]

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  • Corporate Name Change to Mate Precision Technologies

      August 31, 2020

    Minneapolis, MN, August 31, 2020 — Mate Precision Tooling, a global leader in sheet metal fabrication products and solutions, announced today that it is changing its corporate name to Mate Precision Technologies. The name change reflects the company’s broader commitment to metalworking and using its expertise to drive innovations to shape the future of factory productivity. Firmly […]

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  • Mate is Here to Support Your Essential Manufacturing Needs

      March 26, 2020

    To Mate’s Valued Customers, The situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, but one thing holds true: Mate is here to support your essential manufacturing needs. As our country responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mate will support our customers as they respond to critical manufacturing needs. During the 9/11 national emergency, for example, Mate responded by […]

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  • COVID-19 — A Message from Mate Precision Technologies

      March 17, 2020

    The safety and well-being of all Mate Precision Technologies customers, employees, and our communities is a high priority.  As concern surrounding COVID-19 continues to grow, I want to share our plans to ensure Mate continues to provide the highest level of support for our customers. As you have come to expect, your Mate Sales Engineer […]

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  • Mate Custom Press Brake Tooling

      February 7, 2020

    Anoka, Minnesota: Mate Precision Technologies now offers modified standard and custom Press Brake Tools that supplement its extensive range of standard hardened and precision ground Press Brake Tools (PBT). These popular standard, modified and custom tool styles in North America are available in American Precision Style, European Precision Style and Wila Trumpf Style. Modified Mate […]

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  • Mate Introduces Metric QCT™ A & B Station Punch Drivers

      February 28, 2019

    February 28, 2019 Anoka, Minnesota: Mate announced immediate availability of its new Metric QCT™ A & B Station Punch Drivers. These long stem punches are also known as Mate Original Style or Amada Style. Designed for easier, faster setups, these new A & B Station punch drivers use Mate’s proven QCT™ punch retention system. It’s […]

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  • Mate Trapter™: Trumpf Style Adapters for Thick Turret Punch Presses

      January 25, 2019

    Many fabricators operate different machine brands in their operations. Existing tooling inventory has high value and some product designs demand special forming applications. This is why Mate Precision Technologies developed a new series of tool holders that allows customers to utilize Trumpf style punching and forming tools in a new thick turret machine. Called Trapter™, […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies Launches Online Webstore for Laser Consumables and Press Brake Tooling

      May 21, 2018

    Anoka, Minnesota: Mate launches its all-new laser consumable products and press brake tooling webstore featuring product details, availability, shipping options and more. The new Mate webstore features over 4,000 competitively priced products for easy and fast ordering. Included are CO2 and fiber laser optics and consumables. Mate’s complete line of European Precision Style, Wila Trumpf Style […]

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  • Three Things You Need to Know to Prolong Punch Life

      March 20, 2018

    To increase the life of punching tools, fabricators must understand the reasons why tools wear prematurely. While there are many, for this article we will focus on three. Die Clearance The number-one reason why tools wear prematurely? Improper die clearance, whether too tight or too loose. This fact requires that machine operators understand the physics […]

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  • Forming on the modern punch press: sheet metal fabrication’s Swiss army knife

      March 20, 2018

    A punch press isn’t just a punch press anymore. A Swiss army knife of metal fabrication, the punch press now can mark, deburr, and form. And when it comes to forming, the opportunities abound. Automated punch presses have been punching holes in sheet metal for more than 60 years. How many holes have they punched? […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies Introduces New American Precision Style Press Brake Tooling Featuring Maglock™ Magnetic Safety System For Easier, Safer Punch Front Loading

      November 6, 2017

    Mate announces 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*. Compatible with press brake laser and optical safety systems, this full line of punches and dies is designed for press brakes configured with American style holders and […]

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  • 30% Productivity Boost

      October 11, 2017

    2016 was a milestone for Integrated Metal Products (IMP), a full service contract manufacturer in Guelph, ON. After more than 29 years of steadfast growth, the company moved into a new 2,787 sq m (30,000 sq ft) greenfield manufacturing facility, investing in an Amada turret press, three press brakes equipped with new Mate Wila Trumpf style […]

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  • Profiles of Success #2

      July 31, 2017

    Fabrication Company: Laicor Fixtures Punch Tooling: Mate Precision Technologies Ultra QCT thick turret tooling Vince Scott, fabrication manager at Laicor Fixtures in Peterborough, ON, is always looking for ways to streamline processes, improve manufacturing efficiencies and reduce costs. So when he came across quick change punch tooling at a FABTECH show a few years ago, […]

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  • Press brake forming insights: The return flange goes deep

      June 28, 2017

    The deep return flange: How do you define it, how is it used, and how do you form one? Part geometries like the deep return flange present forming challenges best overcome with close collaboration among the part designer, manufacturer, and press brake operator. A deep return flange emerges from a pass-through window in the punch. […]

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  • Punch Press vs Laser: A Business Case

      June 5, 2017

    If you are in the sheet metal fabrication business, there are many reasons to invest in a laser machine: your business is expanding; you may be subbing work out to a contract manufacturer and feel it may be time to do this work yourself; or you are considering entering different markets. Yet, how do you […]

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  • Diamond cluster forming tools make exterior panels shine

      June 2, 2017

    The San Francisco Transbay Transit Center is a massive $2 billion project comprising a ground-floor arcade, second-level bus terminal, and rooftop park. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, its quarter-mile-long, wraparound exterior features a vast crystalline screen that acts as an aluminum awning with the appearance of an original sculpture. The 132,000-square-foot screen—fabricated of 4,486 […]

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  • New forms in punching

      January 12, 2017

    Eliminating secondary operations in sheet metal fabrication has been saving companies time and money for decades. The use of forming tools in a punch press has been eliminating secondary bending operations for the same amount of time. The addition of simple forms such as extrusions, embosses, and countersinks to a piece of sheet metal in […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies: One Source Fabricating Solutions

      January 12, 2017

    Mate Precision Technologies will exhibit its greatly expanded fabricating solutions, including the new Ultra® OCT™ quick change tooling, SuperMax™ tool coating and more at EuroBLECH in Hanover, Germany on October 25-29 in hall 12, stand 0158,and at Fabtech in Las Vegas, USA on November 16-18 in booth C36069. Mate Ultra® QCT™ tooling is simple and […]

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  • Benjamin Harrison Appointed Latin American Sales Manager For Mate Precision Technologies

      August 24, 2016

    Anoka, Minnesota: Mate Precision Technologies, a world leading manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, announced today the appointment of Benjamin Harrison to the position of Latin American Sales Manager. In announcing the appointment, Michael Brown, Vice President of Mate’s International Sales, stated that Mr. Harrison will be responsible for dealer and direct sales for Mexico […]

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  • Mate Introduces Ultra® QCT™ Quick Change Tooling

      May 31, 2016

              Anoka, Minnesota: Mate is starting a punching revolution with its new Ultra® QCT™ a quick change, tool-less thick turret punching system. Ultra QCT is simple and intuitive to setup, and fully compatible with Mate’s Ultra® family of guides and standard canisters. With its robust patent-pending design, Ultra QCT is the new standard in punch […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies Hires Michael Brown as Vice President, International Sales

      September 17, 2015

    ANOKA, Minn., Sept. 17, 2015 – Mate Precision Technologies, a leading manufacturer of tooling solutions for sheet metal fabricators, has named Michael Brown to the position of  Vice President International Sales. A seasoned sales veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Brown will be responsible for planning and managing all of Mate’s international sales […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies Brings One Source Fabricating Solutions to Fabtech 2015, Booth S1944

      August 17, 2015

    See Mate’s New SuperMax™ Tool Coating, CleanBend™ Forming Technology, “Bevel Tang Style” Press Brake Tooling And 1Micron Optics For Fiber Lasers Anoka, Minnesota FABTECH 2015 begins at the Mate Precision Technologies exhibit at Booth S1944 in Chicago, November 9 -12. See Mate’s new SuperMax™ tool coating, CleanBend™ Forming  Technology, “Bevel Tang Style” Press Brake Tooling and 1Micron Optics for fiber […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies Hires Kevin Jordan as Vice President, North American Sales

      June 22, 2015

    Anoka, Minn. (June 22, 2015) – Mate Precision Technologies, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality sheet metal fabrication tooling, announced it has hired sales veteran Kevin Jordan as vice president of North American sales. With more than 20 yars of sales leadership experience for both public and private companies, Jordan will be responsible for building […]

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  • Punch Up Your CNC Punching Prowess

      March 12, 2015

    Fabricators looking to improve their CNC punching need only look beyond what they’re doing now. Chances are, tools and techniques already available are worth checking out. Start with these tools, their uses and surprising capabilities. Four-Way Radius Tool – Often Overlooked for Quick Edge Rounding Frequently, fabricators use special tools in a CNC punch press’ […]

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  • Mate Broadens Hadley Group’s High Quality Product Offering

      March 4, 2015

    Hadley Group is an international manufacturer of cold rolled steel profiles used in the construction industry. Adding turret punching using Mate Ultra TEC® tooling was an important move for the company. Doing so allowed Hadley Group to broaden its product offerings with allied products for its existing product lines.  Hadley’s allied structural products include mezzanine […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies and MICRONORM Woronka Join Forces in Germany and Austria

      February 16, 2015

    Anoka, Minnesota, USA, 16 February 2015 — Mate Precision Technologies, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality sheetmetal fabrication tooling, is pleased to announce its partnership with MICRONORM Woronka GmbH to serve its customers in Germany and Austria under the name Mate Werkzeugsysteme™. MICRONORM Woronka, a leading supplier of stamping products to the automobile and electronics […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies Launches Press Brake Tooling

      July 28, 2014

    Mate Precision Technologies Launches New Line for the Press Brake Market Customers can rely on Mate’s strong reputation and industry leading warranty for European Precision Style and Wila Trumpf Style press brake tooling Anoka, Minn. (July 29, 2014) — Mate Precision Technologies, a world-leading manufacturer of high-quality tooling for the metal fabrication market, has launched […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies Brings New Tooling Solutions to FABTECH MEXICO 2014, Booth 2627

      February 28, 2014

    Anoka, Minnesota: FABTECH Mexico 2014 starts at the Mate Precision Technologies exhibit, booth 2627 at Centro Banamex, Mexico City, May 6-8. Mate brings an even bigger presence to this year’s FABTECH, Mexico’s largest fabricating, metal forming, finishing and welding event. Here are Mate’s headliners: Mate’s New VariBend™ Tooling Performs 90° Bends On A Punch Press […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies Exhibits Latest Solutions at FABTECH CANADA 2014

      January 31, 2014

    Anoka, Minnesota: FABTECH Canada 2014 starts at the Mate Precision Technologies exhibit, booth 1217 in Toronto, March 18-20. Mate brings an even bigger presence to this year’s FABTECH, Canada’s largest fabricating, metal forming, finishing and welding event. Here are Mate’s headliners: Mate’s New VariBend™ Tooling Performs 90° Bends On A Punch Press Mate’s VariBend is […]

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  • Mate Precision Technologies introduces new Trumpf Style Forming Tool and Special Shapes Programming Files

      January 20, 2014

    Anoka, Minnesota: Mate introduces new Trumpf Style Forming Tool and Special Shapes programming files for easier and faster press set up…even before the tooling arrives. Now, buyers of Mate’s Trumpf Style forming tools and special shapes receive programming files via email for setting up and programming the new tools in their press even before tools […]

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