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 simple and intuitive. Also, Metric QCT A & B Station Punch Drivers simplify tooling inventory. These universal drivers may be used on rounds or shapes.

QCT Punch Inserts are made from Mate’s M4PM™ steel, the longest lasting tool steel in the industry. They are keyed at the perimeter for improved angularity control and have a .770 inch (19,56) SBR* for added grind life. When punching, the shoulder of the punch remains securely guided.

Adding to long-lasting performance, the driver portion (below the stem) is made from high speed steel. And it comes standard with Mate’s proprietary next generation SuperMax™ coating for extended life. This robust design has been proven in extensive tests with competitive tooling.

The compatible and “future proof” Ultra QCT Metric A & B station design is fully compatible with:

  • Mate’s Ultra® family of guides and standard canisters.
  • Mate’s Original Style guides and Rapidset™ canisters.
  • Mate’s Original Style guides and spring packs.
  • Fully interchangeable with Amada NCT, NEX and Z-Tooling systems as well as Wilson thick turret metric punches.

From a cost/value perspective, Mate’s Metric QCT A & B Station punch drivers have an overall lower price because of their design and manufacture with premium, longer-lasting materials.

For more information about Mate’s Metric QCT  A & B Station Punch Drivers and Mate’s complete line of punch press tooling, press brake tooling and laser consumables, in the USA and Canada, call 1-800-328-4492. Outside USA and Canada, call 1-763-421-0230.

MATE PRECISION TECHNOLOGIES headquarters is located at 1295 Lund Boulevard, Anoka, Minnesota 55303.  Website:  Email: In USA and Canada, Fax 1-800-541-0285. Outside USA and Canada, Fax 1-763-421-0285.

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