In Booth B-7819, Mate Precision Tooling (Anoka, MN) has expanded their QCT product line to include QCT Metric, AMX QCT for Amada air blow systems and MXT QCT for Wilson Series 90 systems. The QCT system is simple and intuitive to setup. Simply flip the durable latch to remove and snap the new insert into place. QCT Metric is fully compatible with the Ultra® family of guides and canisters, Original Style guides, spring packs and Rapidset™ canisters. These punches are fully interchangeable with Amada NCT, NEX and Z-Tooling systems, as well as Wilson Thick Turret Metric punches. AMX QCT is fully compatible with Mate AMX™ guides, spring packs and Rapidset canisters, as well as Amada NCT, NEX and Z-Tooling air blow systems. MXC QCT punches are fully interchangeable with Wilson Series 90 systems. QCT punch inserts are made from M4PM™ tool steel, proven to be the most durable, longest lasting tool steel in the industry. Punch drivers are coated with SuperMax™ next generation coating to minimize wear and preserve fits. QCT truly revolutionizes punch press tooling. The patent-pending QCT insert style punching system is available in metric (long stem) versions for thick turret A and B stations.
The new Versadie HD™ clamp clearing system uses unique design features to improve slitting thick materials: First, there is no need to replace the entire die with replaceable die inserts. Versadie inserts are designed to allow for the greatest lengths currently available in the industry, accommodating lengths up to 4.560 in (115.82 mm) for E Stations and 3.560 in (90.42 mm) for D Stations. With its tighter tolerances of the insert to the holder, Versadie has superior overall quality. Versadie HD offers improved slitting in thicker materials that require more than 0.016 in (0.406 mm) total die clearance. The base incorporates a hat die feature to better withstand the punching of heavier materials. The die inserts are fully interchangeable with the standard Versadie. For superior performance and longevity, all Versadie slitting die inserts are made from MPM82 tool steel. Designed for use in high performance tooling systems, MPM82 is a high speed, particle metallurgy steel intended to provide high value and exceptional versatility making perfect for slitting operations. For maximum longevity, the die body allows shimming after the insert is sharpened during routine maintenance. There’s no need for special shims either; simply use standard thick turret die shims.
The new American Precision Style press brake tooling system is compatible with press brake laser and optical safety systems. American Precision Style press brake tooling is a full line of precision ground punches and dies. This system has the widest options available for common height punches and dies, along with an industry first option to purchase by the inch: just specify and buy the tooling length required for your design. All of these punches come standard with the groundbreaking Maglock® magnetic safety system (patent-pending) that is simple, easy, reliable and safe. Maglock uses rare earth magnets to attach and seat the punch to the holder with no separation between the surfaces. With no protrusions, the tang simplicity makes Maglock-equipped punches ideal for front loading of tooling and enables installation of tooling backward or forward. With this exclusive magnetic safety system and compatibility with a wide variety of existing holder systems, American Precision Style press brake tooling should become the fabricator’s choice in the future.
Over 500 new laser accessory products now support the rapidly growing fiber and CO2 laser market. Newly included are fiber lenses, fiber windows, nozzles and accessories to ensure all users get what they want when they need it. All-new, easy-to-use, OEM specific catalogs are also available. Mate has also introduced the most comprehensive customer cloud-based portal for tooling library history management. Users can manage their tooling library, special shapes, forming tool drawings, purchase history and service subscriptions all in one mobile-friendly site. This free, value-added resource is available to all customers through a quick and easy online registration form.
HGG Appoints Brandon Welch to Position of Western Sales Manager
HGG Profiling Equipment Inc. (Houston, TX) has appointed Brandon Welch to be western states sales manager with responsibility for 1) sales of new machinery and 2) service and support of HGG customers west of the Mississippi.
Winners of Welding Competition at Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show
Three welding students won scholarships at the Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show (WIMTS), which was held Oct. 5-7 at Wisconsin State Fair Park.