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 Press Brake Tools

While Mate’s standard tools fulfill the needs for most fabricating operations, bending variations may require modifying the angle of a standard punch or die a few degrees. Sometime the angle of the standard punch or die needs to be modified. This is easily accomplished because the induction hardening depth is 3mm-4mm (.118 in – .157 in). This allows material removal to modify an angle or change a radius without jeopardizing the structural integrity of the tool.

Other frequent tool modifications include cutting a window or relief pocket to provide clearance so that a formed part does not collide with the punch during the forming process. Mate designs these modifications backed by extensive experience to ensure these modified PBT perform up to expectations.

Custom Mate Press Brake Tools

When a standard or modified standard Mate PBT isn’t the best solution, Mate’s application specialists will design a custom tooling solution. Frequent custom requests include forming multiple bends in one stroke to decrease production costs by increasing formed parts per hour. A good example is a hinge curl tool that can form the curl in 2 or three strokes.

Mate offers an endless variety of custom press brake tools for virtually every special bending requirement. All Mate Press Brake Tools – Standard, Modified and Custom – are guaranteed to satisfy bending application needs and are backed by Mate’s 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee.

For more information about Mate and its Custom Press Brake Tool capabilities, call in USA and Canada 1-800-328-4492. Outside USA and Canada, Fax 1-763-421-0285. Website:  Email:

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