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Manufacturing industry news, KAAST Machine Tools company updates and informative articles about machine tools, trade shows and in-stock specials.

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 →

04 Nov 2016
November 4, 2016

We’re going to Vegas!

Watch out below! - 30,000lbs pressbrake on the move

We’re going to Vegas baby! Loading up the trucks (that’s a 14′, 30,000lbs pressbrake dangling 10′ in the air!). Fabtech starts Wednesday November 16th. Come by and see us in booth C42055. We’ll have lots of great specials! read more →

15 Sep 2016
September 15, 2016

IMTS 2016

IMTS 2016 was a great success with over 115,000 attendees! We didn’t get a chance to talk with all of you, but Thank You to those who stopped by, especially our existing and new customers. See you in 2018!   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 →

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 →