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 →

23 Nov 2016
November 23, 2016

Fabtech 2016

Angus, Scott, Cassie, and Jerry at Fabtech in Las Vegas

Fabtech 2016 in Las Vegas was a great success! Thank you to all our existing customers who stopped by and our new friends and customers at RJF Fabrication in MI, Delta Tee International in TX, and Engineered Systems and Equipment in KS. Hope to see you all at Fabtech Mexico in May and then back.. 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 →

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 →

High-tonnage press brake

When you’re bending large sheet metal, the right setup and tools used can have a large impact on whether your bend has stacked errors or comes out smooth. read more →

09 Mar 2015
March 9, 2015

What kind of band saw should I buy?

A band saw is an essential tool for any manufacturer Band saw basics: Contents: Band saw basics Vertical & horizontal band saws Semi-automatic band saws Fully-automatic band saws Which band saw should I buy? Get some help This machine’s blade is made up of a continuous band of metal with sharp teeth along one edge, and it.. read more →

6 machine types that every fabrication shop needs

When your fabrication shop bids on a job, the customer is looking for several key factors to determine whether or not your shop has what it takes to get the job done on time, and on budget. When they award the contract to your shop, the value provided will be a major part of that.. read more →

01 Dec 2014
December 1, 2014

Press Brakes now available in 15 new models

HPB CNC Press Brake

Our new HPB Press Brakes are perfect for complicated, sensitive, single or multiple bendings on high speed. These machines are among the highest rated machines for helping to increase productivity and lower costs with a user-friendly CNC controller and low-cost hydraulic maintenance. They allow you to have more production capacity and eliminate waste time on.. read more →

KAAST has a new eccentric press in stock this Fall. This 80 ton press ships free this Fall right to your door anywhere in the continental United States. read more →

Ford is doing big things in the world of manufacturing. Their new Freeform Fabrication Technology is bound to set new heights in the industry. Here’s what we found about Ford’s exciting new innovation. Ford is working on new manufacturing technology which may revolutionize low scale production. The goal for F3T is to accelerate the prototyping process,.. read more →