Punches and Dies

Clever Turret Press Tooling Produces More Parts In Less Time

Tooling changeover is a priority for this sheet metal job shop, which achieves quick setups, extra durability and increased uptime by using advanced tooling  that makes its turret presses "operate like new."
Punches and Dies: Articles

Fitting Die Maintenance Into Press Operations

Simulation eliminates the need for additional part runs, measurements and analysis. Corrective actions are minor.
When a die for a production part needs maintenance, finding the least-cost fix in the shortest time is critical. Here are some ways that tooling engineers can achieve time savings of over 80 percent and avoid costly die rework by using next generation root cause software to simulate the iteration process.


Punches and Dies: Industry News

Mate Precision Tooling Hires New VP

As vice president of international sales, Michael Brown is responsible for planning and managing all of the company's international sales activities through developing strategies and team capabilities to further strengthen customer relationships. 
Michael Brown is their new vice president of international sales.

New Engineers at Superior Die Set

As a process engineer, Brandon Haffelder will be improving on manufacturing efficiency and accuracy for the plant.
Brandon Haffelder is their new process engineer and Derrick Gilane is their new outside sales engineer.

Wilson Tool Signs Agreement with Strippit LVD

Strippit LVD will exclusively promote Wilson Tool press brake tooling to their North American customers.


Punches and Dies: Products

Die Springs Bring Longer Spring Life, Greater Safety

Designed for high-production operations, premium nitrogen springs from Wilson Tool provide longer spring life, ensure compliance and offer optimum safety. These nitrogen springs are the safest on the market with regard to overpressure, overstroke and uncontrolled speed, which helps fabricators reduce the risk of injury and tooling damage.
Impax Tooling coil and nitrogen die springs from Wilson Tool provide longer spring life, ensure compliance and offer optimum safety during high volume or standard production operations.

Next Generation Tool Coating for Punch Press Tooling

Outperforming currently available premium coatings by two to eight times, SuperMax from Mate uses a harder, denser film that greatly increases wear resistance and a much lower friction coefficient of approximately 20 percent for less heat build-up, less galling (adhesion) and much longer tool life. This is works well on  M4PM, M2 and Durasteel punches in round, rectangle, oval and square punch configurations. 
SuperMax tool coating from Mate outperforms currently available premium coatings by two to eight times in applications with 3000 and 5000 series aluminum, galvanized and stainless steels, pre-painted material, vinyl coated material and fiberglass.

One Source Fabrication Solutions

Booth S-1944: Mate will display SuperMax Tool Coating (left), CleanBend Forming Technology, “Bevel Tang Style” Press Brake Tooling, and 1Micron Optics for fiber lasers (right) at the show.
Mate showcases their new SuperMax tool coating, CleanBend Forming Technology, “Bevel Tang Style” Press Brake Tooling and 1 Micron Optics for fiber lasers.