ONE SOURCE. Your Best Source at FABTECH 2015

Posted October 27, 2015 by John Galich

In just a few weeks we’re heading to my hometown of Chicago for FABTECH 2015. Last year nearly 31,000 people attended the show in Atlanta, so McCormick Place should be electric as tens of thousands gather for this annual event showcasing the latest in sheet metal fabricating technology.

If you’re attending FABTECH 2015, be sure to stop by our booth S1944 to see how Mate is your One Source for all punch press, press brake tooling and laser consumables. Mate prides itself on making products that allow companies to work smarter, operate leaner and boost productivity. Those visiting our booth will see our latest advancements for bending, punching and cutting sheet metal, including:

New Mate “Bevel Tang Style” Press Brake Tooling Enables Faster and Safer Tool Changes

Our new “Bevel Tang Style” press brake tooling is for use in newer Amada style press brakes. Enabling faster and safer tool changes, Bevel Tang Style press brake tooling features a punch tang geometry that is compatible with punch clamping systems requiring a beveled receiving surface. You can view the brochure here.

New Mate CleanBend™ Forming Technology for Press Brakes

Mate’s new CleanBend forming technology for press brakes enables high quality sheet metal forming. 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 much more. Using rotating supports, the process mimics a folding operation with minimal to no marking of the sheet metal. You can access the CleanBend brochure here.

New Mate SuperMax™ Tool Coating Enhances Tool Performance and Extends Tool Life

Mate’s new SuperMax™ is a proprietary, next generation coating specifically formulated for punch press tooling. SuperMax outperforms currently available premium coatings by 2 to 8 times, depending on the application. Applied using the latest nano-layer technology, SuperMax’s harder, denser film greatly increases wear resistance and has a much lower friction coefficient. Lower friction means less heat build-up, less galling and longer tool life. SuperMax works in a wide range of materials including aluminum, cold rolled, galvanized and stainless steels, vinyl coated and fiberglass.

Mate 1 Micron Optics for Fiber Lasers Has Superior Coating and Low Absorption

Mate continues to expand its laser accessory offerings with the introduction of 1 Micron Optics for fiber lasers. Approved for use in leading brand fiber lasers, these fused silica lenses and mirrors are the best performing optics with superior coating and low absorption.

So if you’re in Chicago for FABTECH 2015, we hope you’ll stop by our booth to say “hello” and learn more about these new products that can enhance your sheet metal fabricating operations. If you would like to schedule a specific time to talk, please let me know.