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March 4, 2014
Programming files allow press setup before tooling delivery
Mate has introduced new programming files for TRUMPF®-style forming tools and special shapes. The company e-mails the files to purchasers of the tooling, allowing setup and programming of the new tools in their presses before the tooling... Read more...

Article

October 7, 2013
Punching up forms on a turret press
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the August 2013 issue of CIM-Canadian Industrial Machinery. For more stories on machining and fabricating in the Canadian metalworking market, visit www.cimindustry.com . From... Read more...

News

September 10, 2013
Mate releases online video featuring thread forming tool
Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has released a video at www.mate.com/en/fabrication-solutions/innovative-solutions/hybrid-thread/ featuring its Hybrid Threadform forming tool. The tool fastens two pieces of sheet metal together without... Read more...

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July 15, 2013
Tooling performs 90-degree bends on a punch press
Mate Precision Tooling’s new VariBend™ is a flexible, multipurpose tool that bends sheet metal tabs at any angle up to 90 degrees in 1-degree increments. It eliminates secondary operations usually performed on a press brake. The... Read more...

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June 12, 2013
Sharpening system handles commonly used tooling styles
Mate Precision Tooling has introduced the new Premia™ sharpening system for automated, precision sharpening of commonly used punch press tooling styles. Its touchscreen interface is menu-driven, with three standard programs for small,... Read more...

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April 30, 2013
Punches, dies made of proprietary high-speed steel
Mate Precision Tooling offers a variety of tooling made of M4PM™ high-speed steel. The line includes TRUMPF®-style size 0 and 1 punches, QuickLock™ size 1 punches, NEXT™ size 40 and 76 punches, TRUMPF-style size 5 and 10... Read more...

Article

April 16, 2013
Get more out of your punch
What causes punch tools to wear prematurely? For that matter, how do you define premature wear? It’s a matter of perception. You may think that if your punches don’t last beyond 100,000 hits, they’re wearing prematurely;... Read more...

Product

January 10, 2013
Forming tool simplifies fastening of sheet metal pieces
Mate's new Hybrid Threadform forming tool for punch presses provides a method for fastening two pieces of sheet metal together without tapping or secondary operations. Designed for use when the material thickness is greater than the screw... Read more...

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July 11, 2012
Tooling forms hinges in punch press
Fabricators can form many different types, lengths, and diameters of hinges for a variety of applications using hinge tooling from Mate Precision Tooling. The tooling forms hinges in mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel in thicknesses... Read more...

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April 25, 2012
Adjustable thick-turret canisters shorten punch-length adjustment time
Mate Precision Tooling has introduced RAPIDSET™ adjustable, thick-turret canisters for use with its original-style and AMX™ punch press tooling. The canisters also are compatible with Amada standard, Amada ABS, and Wilson standard... Read more...

News

March 26, 2012
Mate launches new website
Mate Precision Tooling has established a new website at www.mate.com. The new site exhibits the company's global market presence and its full line of tooling and accessories for all CNC punch brands and models. A machine selector helps... Read more...

Article

February 28, 2012
Packing a wallop with the punch
Every CNC punching press has hidden power—it allows fabricators to eliminate many secondary operations. Discovering that hidden power requires the right tooling, proper process planning, and optimal operation of both the press and... Read more...

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February 7, 2012
Pads help keep punch tips lubricated throughout punching process
Mate's new Eliminator™ patent-pending lubrication pads help keep punch tips lubricated throughout the punching process to prevent galling and other problems. The pads reduce heat buildup in the punch to help extend tool life while... Read more...

Article

May 6, 2011
Leaning on the turret punch press
The production manager needs to get moving if he is going to make it to the weekly turret punching production meeting on time. Pushing away from his desk, he thinks about how unpleasant these meetings used to be. Everything was reactive. His... Read more...

News

February 17, 2011
Mate Precision Tooling appoints vice president of business development
Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, announces the appointment of Frank Baeumler to the position of vice president of business development. He is responsible for identifying complementary business... Read more...

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February 7, 2011
Mate Precision Tooling opens Shanghai office, appoints sales manager
Mate Precision Tooling, a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling in Anoka, Minn., has opened a new sales office in Shanghai, China. Wei Sun has been appointed China sales manager for the new office. Sun is responsible for dealer and direct... Read more...

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January 24, 2011
Punch press tooling systems offered
Mate offers a complete range of Salvagnini-style Type II and Type III tooling in a newly published 28-page catalog. Also available and in stock are Type 70 and 90 tooling, fully guided assemblies, and PU and PB forming assemblies.... Read more...

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January 10, 2011
Deburring tool eliminates burrs, secondary operations on punched parts
Mate's new Rollerball Deburr™ tool eliminates burrs and secondary operations on punched parts. Designed to deburr mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum sheet material in any thickness, the tool removes the burr automatically as part... Read more...

Article

December 2, 2010
Through thick and thin, punching tooling can help
Ask a metal fabricator what’s on his plate and he’s likely to say “plate.“ The days of processing only thin sheet metal parts have gone the way of the five-week lead-time. Job shops and OEMs are processing metals of... Read more...

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November 29, 2010
High-precision punch, die grinder comes completely fixtured
Mate Precision Tooling has introduced the ValuGrind™ high-precision grinder for punch and die maintenance. Available for either thick-turret or TRUMPF®-style tooling, the grinder comes completely fixtured. Features include a... Read more...

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October 25, 2010
Slitting tooling system expanded
Mate Precision Tooling offers an expanded LongLifeā„¢ slitting tool system. The system, which combines premium tool steel punch and die inserts with punch and die holders, now includes inserts in lengths from Size 56, 0.787 to 2.205 in., and Size... Read more...

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May 3, 2010
Holders for thick-turret punch presses accommodate unlimited number of forming tool inserts
Mate Precision Tooling has introduced ULTRAFORM® FX™ and XT™ holders, which provide interchangeability with the company's ULTRAFORM insert system. The holders help reduce complexity for turret punch presses with precise stroke... Read more...

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April 6, 2010
Indexable multitool can achieve any angle setting
Mate Precision Tooling offers the patent-pending Ultra® IMT™ fully indexable multitool, which can achieve any angle setting on the workpiece. The tool comes in two versions. The three-station unit uses Ultra 1-1/4-in. B-station... Read more...

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December 15, 2009
Punch press marking tooling designed for machines without bottom-stroke forming feature
Mate Precision Tooling offers the EasyMark™ 5-in-1 tooling kit for marking fabricated parts during the punching process. It is designed for machines without a bottom-stroke forming feature. Using the programming software in a CNC punch... Read more...

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September 9, 2009
Punch press tooling designed for extended life
Mate Precision Tooling has introduced its AMX™ ABS tooling with lubrication features and high-speed steel to extend tool life. The punches and strippers are compatible with Amada ABS assemblies and holders. The tooling has internal... Read more...

News

June 29, 2009
Mate opens new, expanded European headquarters, manufacturing facilities
Mate Precision Tooling has announced the opening of its new and expanded European headquarters and manufacturing facilities. Centrally located in Frankfurt Germany, the new facilities culminate a major investment by the company in the latest... Read more...

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June 9, 2009
Mate Precision Tooling names new reps, dealers in Latin America
Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has expanded its commitment to the Latin American fabricating market with new sales representatives and dealer appointments and new customer service and marketing initiatives. Grupo Disma-mex, a Mate dealer... Read more...

Article

May 12, 2009
Tooling organization means punching optimization
Turret punch press uptime can be increased if you know your process capability, manufacture products within that capability, and optimize the layout of your tooling. A process that can't produce the desired result reliably will cause waste as... Read more...

News

April 16, 2009
Mate Precision Tooling named '2009 Manufacturer of the Year'
Anoka, Minn.-based Mate Precision Tooling, a global manufacturer of original and replacement tooling for CNC punch presses, was named "2009 Manufacturer of the Year" by the Manufacturers Alliance. In making the award, the Manufacturer's Alliance... Read more...

Product

April 14, 2009
Slitting tool system features M4PM tool steel
Mate Precision Tooling has introduced the LongLife™ slitting tool system for TRUMPF®-style punch presses featuring M4PM tool steel. The proprietary tool steel composition uses a particle metallurgical manufacturing process and triple... Read more...

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June 17, 2008
Mate Precision Tooling appoints vice president of operations
Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, has promoted Andy-Spence Parsons to vice president operations. He is responsible for the company's customer service, custom engineering, shipping, and information... Read more...

Article

April 15, 2008
Getting creative with punch tooling
Many fabricators are adopting lean manufacturing techniques to gain a competitive advantage in today's global marketplace. A central element of the lean philosophy is the relentless, systematic, and continuing elimination of waste. The key word... Read more...

Product

February 12, 2008
Tooling system expanded to suit 10-station Euromac multitool
Mate Precision Tooling has expanded its XMT™ tooling system with the XMT 0.5-in. punch, stripper, and Slug Free® die to suit the10-station Euromac XMTE10 multitool. The tooling accommodates round and shaped tools with a diagonal... Read more...

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December 11, 2007
Slitting tool system for TRUMPF-style punch presses introduced
Mate Precision Tooling has introduced Mate LongLife™, a slitting tool system for TRUMPF-style punch presses. Fully OEM-compatible, the system combines tool steel punch and die inserts with punch and die holders. Punch inserts, manufactured... Read more...

News

June 5, 2007
Mate appoints president, vice chairman
Dean A. Sundquist, chairman and CEO of Mate Precision Tooling, has announced the appointment of Jack Schneider to the newly created position of vice chairman and Kevin Nicholson to the position of president. "In the new position of vice... Read more...

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April 10, 2007
Tooling systems available for Danobat punch presses
Danobat punch press users can select from a full range of high-performance Mate tooling systems to fit their punching requirements. Available systems include Mate Ultra TEC®, Mate Ultra XT™, Mate original style thick turret tooling, and... Read more...

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March 13, 2007
Punching machine accessories available
Mate has launched a range of replacement parts and accessories for Amada punching machines. A new 24-page catalog contains complete specification information and illustrations. The parts and accessories include: Turret Parts—keys,... Read more...

News

February 13, 2007
Mate Precision Tooling announces sales management promotions
Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has promoted Paul Sandberg to the position of vice president international sales. Sandberg assumed the position from Chet Ferger, who will continue on with the company in a newly created position of vice... Read more...

Product

October 10, 2006
Tooling designed for all thick-turret punch presses
The MXC&3153; tooling system from Mate Precision Tooling is designed for all thick-turret punch press brands and models and provides extended life and tooling interchangeability. The tooling system consists of punches, strippers, and slug-free... Read more...

News

October 10, 2006
Mate appoints marketing VP
Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has appointed Joseph Schneider as vice president of marketing. Most recently Schneider was Mate's product engineering manager. He was the company's e-business manager before that. Schneider will apply his 10... Read more...

Article

August 8, 2006
The formula for successful punching
Maximizing productivity and efficiency of a fabrication operation is usually a matter of taking a series of small steps as opposed to one giant leap. In Good to Great, author Jim Collins highlights the experiences of several Fortune 500... Read more...

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April 11, 2006
Tooling system compatible with conventional thin-turret tooling
The components of the Xcel™ tooling system from Mate Precision Tooling are compatible with existing, conventional thin-turret tooling inventory and include a canister assembly for the 1 1/4-in. station; a punch guide assembly for the... Read more...

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November 8, 2005
Tooling available for immediate delivery
Mate Precision Tooling has announced that its Ultraform® tools for fabricating special part features are now available for immediate delivery from stock. Included are the Rollerball® tooling for forming ribs, flanges, and raised areas... Read more...

News

October 27, 2005
Mate Precision Tooling receives Minnesota Quality Award
The Minnesota Council For Quality announced today that it has presented Anoka, Minn.-based Mate Precision Tooling, a manufacturer of punch press tooling, with the 2005 Minnesota Quality Award. Brian Lassiter, president, Minnesota Council For... Read more...

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August 9, 2005
Tool calibration system verifies, restores punching station alignment
The Mate Pilot tool calibration system from Mate Precision Tooling is designed to verify and restore the angular alignment of punching stations of a turret press. The system, consisting of a matched set of upper and lower interlocking components... Read more...

Article

August 9, 2005
Punch Tooling, aka ...
Figure 1 This special-purpose tool punches self-locking, spring-loaded tabs that snap into prepunched holes, thereby eliminating the need to weld connecting joints. The concept of design for manufacturability (DFM) has been around for... Read more...

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June 14, 2005
Tooling system needs no alignment fixtures
Mate Precision Tooling's QuickLock™ tooling system for TRUMPF presses features a keyed alignment ring that engages the alignment key in the punch for quick tool setup without alignment fixtures. The tool system comprises punches,... Read more...

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May 10, 2005
Tooling creates lines for hand bending
Mate Precision Tooling's Easy Bend™ tooling creates bend lines in metal to simplify hand bending fabricated assemblies for which conventional press brake forming isn't practical. The tool features an upper tool with a linear V-line stencil... Read more...

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March 8, 2005
Laser nozzle controls gas flow
The FLOWMASTER™ CO 2 laser nozzle from Mate Laser Technologies controls cutting gas flow to help improve laser cut quality. The nozzles' copper-alloy design helps resist buildup and abrasion. They are manufactured to ± 0 to 10... Read more...

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February 8, 2005
Slug-free dies designed for thin sheet metal
Mate Precision Tooling's Slug Free Light™ dies are designed to eliminate slug pulling in thin sheet metal. During each punching cycle, the die creates a series of very small protrusions around the edge of the slug. Each protrusion is made... Read more...

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December 7, 2004
Tool system taps threads in sheet metal
Mate Precision Tooling's Mate EasyTap® tool system automatically produces threaded holes in all types of sheet metal in thick-turret punch presses. The threaded holes are produced in prepunched holes or in extruded holes located on the sheet.... Read more...

Article

July 13, 2004
Getting more punch life
Augur Metal Products, a custom fabricator in Independence Ken., performs a variety of processes for manufacturers. While the company's capabilities include shearing, cutting, forming, welding, and finishing, chief among them is sheet metal... Read more...

Article

August 14, 2003
New tool helps fabricator accelerate part making for small runs
The company provides a range of fabricating services, including turret punching on four Amada 30-ton, 58-station turret presses. In addition, the company operates press brake, laser, welding, painting, plating, assembly, and kitting... Read more...

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October 10, 2002
Metamorphosis: Topeka fabricator automates to emerge
Patti jon Christensen might be amused to hear the changes her company, PTMW Inc., Topeka, Kan., has undergone in recent years compared to those of a butterfly. But they have been no less dramatic and produced equally remarkable results. Today... Read more...