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Cluster Applications

Cluster, Multiple Slots
Cluster, Multiple Slots
Cluster, Multiple Holes
Cluster, Multiple Holes
Cluster, Special Shapes
Cluster, Special Shapes

Forming Applications -Card Guide

Card Guide, Ideal for computer chassis
Card Guide, Ideal for computer chassis
Double Bridge Type Card Guide
Double Bridge Type Card Guide – use to guide printed circuit boards in electronic enclosures.
Oversized Card Guide
Oversized Card Guide – used in the electrical and electronic enclosures. Note complex geometry of pre-piece tooling, also designed by Mate.

Forming Applications -Clips

Reinforced Shelf Clip
Reinforced Shelf Clip – the extra geometry of the formed material provides additional rigidity which prevents the clip from flexing.
Simple Clip Type
Simple Clip Type – formed in 0.039(1,00) mild steel. Available in multiple tool styles.
Simple Clip Type
Simple Clip Type – with angled entry to allow material to be slipped under the clip with ease.
Reinforced Shelf Clip
Reinforced Shelf Clip – the extra geometry of the formed material provides additional rigidity which prevents the clip from flexing.
Reinforced Shelf Clip
Reinforced Shelf Clip – the extra geometry of the formed material provides additional rigidity which prevents the clip from flexing.
Elongated, Double Clip
Elongated, Double Clip – also know as a “drawer front” lance and form. One tool, two forms, for maximum productivity.

Forming Applications -Emboss

Multiple Shaped Emboss
Multiple Shaped Emboss – 9-forms in one tool for maximum productivity.
Emboss with gripper geometry.
Emboss with “gripper” geometry.
Simple round emboss + pierce after emboss
Simple round emboss + pierce after emboss to ensure the precise dimensions of the through hole.
Special Shaped Emboss (Oval Shape)
Special Shaped Emboss (Oval Shape), used in conjunction with special shape tool, to create tread-plate in 0.250(6,35) Aluminum.

Forming Applications -Knockouts

Large Double Electrical Knockout
Large Double Electrical Knockout – for use on the electrical enclosure industry. Tab sizes and positions designed to ensure reliable removal when required.
Offset Triple Knockout
Offset Triple Knockout – Used to create variable sized openings in electrical enclosures.
Quint Electrical Knockout
Quint Electrical Knockout – for use on the electrical enclosure industry. allows five different opening sizes to be selected, depending on application.
Oversized Shaped Single Electrical Knockout
Oversized Shaped Single Electrical Knockout – form length approximately 4.500(114,30). Tab size and position designed to ensure reliable removal when required.
 

Forming Applications -Other Lance & Form Applications

Special Quad-Lance and Form – four forms with one tool
Special Quad-Lance and Form – four forms with one tool: saves additional hit, and allows the auto-index tool to be used for punching. Form size approximately 1.250(31,70) across.
Multiple Lance and Form Tool
Multiple Lance and Form Tool – Multiple forms on one tool are designed to maximize productivity.
iniature Lance and Form – only 0.250(6,35) wide,
Miniature Lance and Form – only 0.250(6,35) wide, with domed top geometry for maximum form height in 0.040(1,00) mild steel.
Miniature Lance and Form
Miniature Lance and Form – with geometry for maximum form height in 0.040(1,00) mild steel.
Multiple Pierce and Emboss
Multiple Pierce and Emboss
 

Special Applications Overview

The use of forming applications provide fabricators with several competitive advantages allowing fabricators to:

  • Expand operations
  • Increase efficiency
  • Eliminate of secondary operations
  • Increase machine up time
  • Reduce tool wear

So why not expand the capabilities of your turret with Special Assemblies from Mate Precision tooling? Our Special Assemblies are designed with high performance features for extended service life in the most extreme operating conditions. Most assemblies include fully interchangeable components to minimize machine downtime and maximize productivity.

Mate knows speed is important to our customers, so we make it easy for you with a large inventory of Thick Turret and Trumpf-style Special Assemblies in-stock and ready for immediate delivery. Our lightening fast quotation response rate—99% same day—ensures you receive your information quickly. Mate’s delivery times are fast…and getting faster.

If you have a particular sheet metal forming challenge, let Mate’s expert consultancy solve it for you. Our team of Applications Specialists has over 170 combined years of sheet metal experience to solve your application problems. View our innovativeSpecial Applications Customer Gallery to see how we’ve helped others.

We’ve also developed our Technical Solutions Guide that’s filled with fabricating tips, techniques and special applications ideas. To request your copy of Mate’s Technical Solutions Guide, email us at: marketing@mate.com.

To send us the Special Assembly specifications to fit your needs, you can:

  • E-mail details of your special assembly, including graphic or CAD files to: orders@mate.com
  • Fax details of your special assembly to:763.421.0285 (800.541.0285)
  • You can also use the Special Assembly Fill-In Drawings or download the Special Assembly Order Form . Finally, we also know that customers want forming tools that work right out of the box. That’s why ALL Mate Special Assemblies are fully tested before leaving our facility to guarantee your uptime.

Card Gride

Card Gride

Use : As a retainer for printed circuit boards.

Typical Application :

  • Material thickness from 0.040(1.00) to 0.078(2.00).
  • Maximum recommended top-to-top height 0.125(3.20).

Comments :

  • Length of the card guide is dependent upon station size and machine tonnage.
  • Also available as a continuous type form to increase productivity.

Cluster

Cluster

Use : To produce multiple holes with minimal hits.

Typical Application :

  • Material thickness from 0.020(0.50) to 0.157(4.00).
  • Other constraints dependent upon station size, punch size and shape and press tonnage capacity.

Comments :

  • For greater hole uniformity and flatter sheets, spread the punches to avoid punching adjacent holes in the same hit.
  • Complete the desired pattern with the technique known as bridge hitting.
  • Do not re-punch through previously punched holes to complete a pattern, single hit tool may be necessary

Countersink

Countersin

Use : Allows screw head to reside flush or below the surface of the material.

Typical Application :

  • Material thickness from 0.048(1.22) to 0.250(6.35), dependent upon press tonnage capacity.

Comments :

  • The shoulder style (dedicated) is generally ordered for one material thickness and screw size.
  • The shoulder style coins the surrounding area producing a clean flat countersink with minimal burring.

Emboss -Beaded

Emboss - Beaded

Use : As a stiffener to add rigidity to sheet metal panels.

Typical Application :

  • Material thickness from 0.027(0.70) to 0.250(6.35), dependent upon press tonnage capacity.

Comments :

  • Increments between hits are determined by the cosmetic requirements for the finished part. Smaller increments result in better appearance.
  • To minimize the sheet distortion that results from forming metal, the form height should be as low as possible.

Emboss -Cold Forged

Emboss - Cold Forged

Use : To produce a logo or design on a part.

Typical Application :

  • To minimize the sheet distortion that results from forming metal, the form height should be as low as possible.
  • Best results in material thickness from 0.040(1.00) to 0.078(2.00).
  • Maximum size dependent on the tooling style, station size and press tonnage capacity.

Comments :

  • An exact drawing, CAD file or sample of logo is required in order to produce this type of assembly.

Emboss -Formed

Emboss - Formed

Use : Provides a recess or a protrusion.

Typical Application :

  • Material thickness from 0.027(0.70) to 0.250(6.35), dependent upon press tonnage capacity.

Comments :

  • Best results are attained when the side wall angle is 45° or less.
  • Optimum form height is 3 times the material thickness or less.

Extrusion -Tapping

Extrusion - Tapping

Use : Threading for screws and increased bearing area for tubes, etc.

Typical Application :

  • Material thickness from 0.031(0.80) to 0.106(2.70).
  • Overall Height.2x to 2.5x material thickness.
  • Diameter.0.374(9.50) (M-10).

Comments :

  • Buy additional inverted dies to accommodate alternate material thicknesses.
  • Maximum diameter can be increased by using an alternative design.

Hinge

Hinge

Use : To create hinge knuckles as integral elements on sheet metal components.

Typical Application :

  • The range of this application is dependent on a combination of the material thickness, pin diameter and feed gap of the press.

Comments :

  • An integral hinge knuckle on a component eliminates the costly process of purchasing and assembling separate hinges.

Knockout

Knockout

Use : Allows optional pathway for electrical cable.

Typical Application :

  • Material thickness from 0.024(0.60) to 0.118(3.00).
  • Maximum size dependent upon material type, thickness and press tonnage capacity.

Comments :

  • The tool can be used with other material thickness within a range of + or – 0.016(0.40) from design thickness.
  • Maintain minimum of 0.236(6.00) difference between diameters used for knockout.

Louver

Louver

Use : Allows optional pathway for electrical cable.

Typical Application :

  • Material thickness from 0.024(0.60) to 0.118(3.00).
  • Maximum size dependent upon material type, thickness and press tonnage capacity.

Comments :

  • The tool can be used with other material thickness within a range of + or – 0.016(0.40) from design thickness.
  • Maintain minimum of 0.236(6.00) difference between diameters used for knockout.

Rollerball™

Rollerball

Use : The Rollerball™ takes advantage of the extended programming capabilities of hydraulic and other punch presses capable of operating in the X and Y axis with the ram down. The Rollerball® gives you the benefit of making forms not possible with single hit forming tools.

Typical Application :

  • Maximum workable material thickness is 0.105(2.70) mild steel.

Comments :

  • The press must be capable of holding the ram down while the sheet is moved on the X or Y axis.

SheetMarker™

SheetMarker

Use : For markings or etchings on the surface of sheet metal. The tool uses a diamond pointed insert in a spring loaded holder to create the marking.

Typical Application :

  • The Sheetmarker™ Tool can be used on all material types and thickness.

Comments :

  • A wide variety of results can be produced, ranging from very light etching to fairly deep grooves in the sheet.
  • Variations are achieved with a combination of three spring pressures and insert point angles.

Stamp -Alpha -Numeric

Stamp - Alpha-Numeric

Use : To provide indelible marking of alpha-numeric characters on the top or bottom of the sheet. Example; for part numbers.

Typical Application :

  • Material thickness from 0.032(0.80) up to machine capacity.
  • Characters available in 4 popular sizes. See table.

Comments :

  • Each individual character can be changed easily.

Threadform

Threadform

Use : To provide a form to accept a sheet metal screw (button head).

Typical Application :

  • Material thickness from 0.020(0.50) to 0.048(1.20).
  • Size is dependent upon screw size selected.
  • Thicker material requires a countersink operation or thinning prior to threadforming.

Comments :

  • Tool can be designed to suit either cut thread or rolled thread. You will need to specify thread type when ordering.

V-Line Inscription

V-Line Inscription

Use : To produce logos, messages or symbols.

Typical Application :

  • Material thickness from 0.032(0.80) up to machine capacity.
  • Maximum size is dependent on station size and size of symbols and characters and press tonnage capacity.

Comments :

  • V-Line Stamping.renders the image with a thin, sharp line stamped into the surface.
  • An exact drawing, CAD file or sample of logo is required in order to produce this type of assembly.

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