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Quick change tooling

March 2017


Mate Precision Tooling will be on booth 1435 at FABTECH Mexico 2017 (2-4 May 2017 in Mexico City), exhibiting an expanded range of fabrication solutions including its new Ultra® QCT™ Quick Change Tooling, CleanBend™ Press Brake Tooling and 1 Micron Optics for fibre lasers.

“Mate Ultra QCT tooling is simple and intuitive to set up, and fully compatible with our Ultra® family of guides and standard canisters. Mate Ultra QCT is made from durable M4PM™ tool steel. It is coated with SuperMax™, our next- generation coating, to minimize wear and preserve fits. To set up, flip the latch to remove and snap the new insert into place. The punch is keyed at the perimeter of the punching tool – not the centre – providing superior angularity control. The shoulder of the punch remains securely guided by the guide when punching. Only one punch driver is needed for rounds or shapes,” Mate told ISMR.

Mate Ultra QCT tooling

Mate’s new CleanBend™ forming technology for press brakes mimics a folding operation with ‘minimal to no marking of the sheet metal’. CleanBend is designed for a wide range of applications including bending short flanges; bending a flange to a diagonal sharp or across existing holes; bending delicate or polished materials, including plastic coverings, and more.

Mate 1 Micron Optics for fibre lasers feature fused silica lenses and mirrors. Mate’s high reflection laser mirror coating maximizes reflection, improving performance to prolong product life.      

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