01 Feb 2018
February 1, 2018

What is a press brake and why do I need one?

Press brakes are fabrication machines used for bending sheet metal. The material is placed over a V-shaped die and pressed into from above by a punch. read more →

02 Dec 2015
December 2, 2015

Fabtech 2015: KAAST stock machines

Fabtech 2015 KAAST trade show booth Scott Ball, Cassie Sampson and Angus Catterson of KAAST Machine Tools prepare for Fabtech 2015, where they will be demonstrating 2 press brakes, 2 band saws, 2 profile rolls, a plate roll and a workshop press. If you did not have a chance to meet us in person at.. read more →

RBD-3HD Plate roll

What is a plate roll? A plate roll turns sheet metal into a cylinder or radiused part. The machines are commonly used for rolling large quantities of cylinders in the same day. They can also be used to roll coninical shapes by tilting the rollers or using conicical-shaped rollers. Sometimes a plate roll is also.. read more →

Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Best of 2015 Ardmore Award

The Ardmore Award Program has awarded KAAST Machine Tools their Best of 2015 Ardmore Award in the category of Industrial Machinery Manufacturing. read more →

Automatic band saws are accurate and efficient

Automatic band saws are accurate and efficient Automatic band saws are best for manufacturing companies who do high-volume cutting on a regular basis. Everything is automated from preset cut settings to chip removal and material feed. read more →

16 Jul 2015
July 16, 2015

Band saw coolant explained

Band saw blade with coolant

How do I know what kind of band saw coolant to use? I just bought a new band saw, or I’m thinking about buying a band saw, but I want to maintain it properly, and I’m not sure what I need. read more →

14 Jul 2015
July 14, 2015

Do I need a plate roll or press brake?

Do I need a plate roll or press brake?

Roll forming sheet metal can be accomplished using both plate rolls and press brakes. There are pros and cons to each machine type, and neither one is necessarily better for the job—it really depends on the application. read more →

Prototyping experts 3-Dimensional Services Group are one of the fastest in the business, and they bought 4 hydraulic presses from KAAST with “zero issues”. read more →

3D printing new steel bridge

In September, an Amsterdam 3D printing company called MX-3D will use a set of robotic 3D printers to print a gravity-defying steel bridge over water. read more →

Prototype stamping company cannot break KAAST press

Sweeney Metalworking is a prototype stamping company near Bridgeport, Michigan with 28 years of experience. They specialize in metalworking for the automotive industry. Owner Doug Sweeney discovered KAAST at a trade show, and bought the HPC 70-S hydraulic press about 2 years ago, for a big job that was coming up. “We needed a press.. read more →