Tools and Coating for Fabrication EquipmentOctober 1, 2015
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.
See also: Mate Precision Tooling
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