Tools and Coating for Fabrication Equipment

October 1, 2015

Mate Precision ToolingMate Precision Tooling
Booth S1944

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, MN, displays a host of tooling products, including its new SuperMax proprietary coating specifically formulated for punch-press tooling. Applied using the latest nano-layer technology, SuperMax’s harder, denser film, as compared to competing coatings, according to company officials, increases wear resistance and has a lower friction coefficient. Lower friction means less heat buildup, less galling and longer tool life. SuperMax works on a range of materials including aluminum; cold-rolled, galvanized and stainless steels; vinyl-coated material; and fiberglass.

Mate also debuts bevel-tang-style press-brake tooling for use in newer Amada-style press brakes. Reportedly enabling more rapid and safer tool changes, this tooling features a punch tang geometry that is compatible with punch clamping systems requiring a beveled receiving surface.

Mate’s CleanBend forming technology for press brakes enables high-quality sheetmetal forming. Using rotating supports, the process mimics a folding operation with minimal to no marking of the sheetmetal. CleanBend is designed for a range of applications including: bending short flanges; bending a flange to a diagonal sharp or across existing holes; and bending delicate or polished materials.

The company expands its laser-accessory offerings with the introduction of 1-µ optics for fiber lasers. Approved for use in leading-brand fiber lasers, these fused-silica lenses and mirrors provide superior coating and low absorption.


Industry-Related Terms: Bending, Flange, Forming
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms


See also: Mate Precision Tooling

Technologies: Tooling


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