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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 Tooling 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 Tooling: one source fabricating solutions

      January 12, 2017

    Mate Precision Tooling 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 Tooling

      August 24, 2016

    Anoka, Minnesota: Mate Precision Tooling, 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 Tooling Hires Michael Brown as Vice President, International Sales

      September 17, 2015

    ANOKA, Minn., Sept. 17, 2015 – Mate Precision Tooling, 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 Tooling 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 Tooling 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 Tooling Hires Kevin Jordan as Vice President, North American Sales

      June 22, 2015

    Anoka, Minn. (June 22, 2015) – Mate Precision Tooling, 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 Tooling and MICRONORM Woronka Join Forces in Germany and Austria

      February 16, 2015

    Anoka, Minnesota, USA, 16 February 2015 — Mate Precision Tooling, 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 Tooling Launches Press Brake Tooling

      July 28, 2014

    Mate Precision Tooling 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 Tooling, a world-leading manufacturer of high-quality tooling for the metal fabrication market, has launched […]

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

      February 28, 2014

    Anoka, Minnesota: FABTECH Mexico 2014 starts at the Mate Precision Tooling 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 Tooling Exhibits Latest Solutions at FABTECH CANADA 2014

      January 31, 2014

    Anoka, Minnesota: FABTECH Canada 2014 starts at the Mate Precision Tooling 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 Tooling 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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