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COVID-19 Matrix Tools is open and here for you !

We are facing a very difficult time worldwide, but there is one sure thing that we want to communicate to our customers: Matrix is here to support you.
You can count on us to be here to support your business.

Matrix can produce and ship its tools through traditional channels but also through our e-commerce!

We took all the measurements and actions, according to Italian law, to prevent the virus transmission because safety and health of our employees is the most important thing.

It’s not easy to find the right balance between health and business, but we want also to support your production delivering tooling that you need.


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iEM inserts: break the compromises


Now you will no longer have to choose between performance and convenience.

The new iEM inserts designed and produced by Matrix are as reliable and precise as the traditional integral punches thanks to a simple mechanical locking system.

Lamiera Exhibition 15th-18th May, Milan

Also this year Matrix Tools takes part in Lamiera, a regular appointment to meet our Italian and foreign customers, listen to their needs, answer their questions and present all our news!


From May,15th to 18th visit us in Hall 15, Stand 29 represented by Matrix Italian dealer, AMG Tools Service. Matrix technicians and customer care and AMG Tools experts will be available for questions, curiosities and proposals.

iEM inserts for Thick Turret B Station

A high-performance system with cost-efficient tool management: the new iEM inserts and adaptors . (lubricated, standard, W90 and Air Blow).

The end user who has different punch holder brands can use the same identical insert without thinking about the technical specifications: the iEM insert is fully compatible with every holders in the market.

Insert-holder adaptors are made from suitably treated steels to guarantee their long life and resistance to stress during machining.

The iEM system (insert + adaptor) is a single solid body, rigid and precise with the same performances as traditional punch but much more reliable than the other inserts systems in the market.

The locking system is easy to use and solid because the insert is mechanically blocked through a metric screw, no special keys are needed.

Less wear, less break risks, more punching life and reliability.

The inserts, produced with the quality that has always been our hallmark, ensure significant savings in terms of spare part purchases and figure changes, and guarantee high performance.

Nibbling signs

What is the issue?

Quite often to perform a simple and common nibbling with a rectangular or square tools, might give aesthetical problems. These problems are clearer on certain types of materials or applications.

Tell us what went wrong

Q: why do we obtain small marks on the sheared sheet edge?
A: These marks are a consequence of nibbling. These deformations show the “separation” between two hits and might become a big problem when the sheet metal must be visible, without finishing operations. This gets worse when we work on materials which highlight these signs.


The final result might not be acceptable when the part shows nibbling marks.

Don’t worry, MATRIX is here to share its experience with you.


Galling Effect

What is the issue?

Despite the common thinking punching on aluminum requires special attention, if is a cluster tool the attention needs to be multiplied.

Tell us what went wrong

Q: why am I finding littles slugs on the sheet?
A: check the penetration of the tool into the die, often a short stroke ends up in stacking of the slug. This increases the tonnage and can create slug pull. A correct tool penetration should be 2,5-3 mm into the die.

Q: why are the inserts breaking prematurely?
A: the dust particles removed from the punch create what is called a “galling effect”. The particles attach to the punch surface with a process called “cold welding”. Punch thickness increases and the die tolerance is no longer correct, punch gets stuck, machines axis move and the crack happens!


Soft is not always good, hardness is not always the issue, some soft materials can be more problematic than hard ones.

No worries MATRIX is here to share their experience with you.


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