Rexarc is serving customers needing custom pressure vessels with improved manufacturing processes and innovative manufacturing equipment. “Our reputation in acetylene plants and cylinders is well-earned over our long history of innovation and safety,” said Rob Moyer, CEO of Rexarc, “Serving custom pressure vessel customers was a natural step for us and now we’ve invested in.. read more →

laser vs plasma vs water

From our friends at KAAST Germany: General Pros & Cons of Laser vs Plasma vs Water Cutting Procedure Benefits Disadvantages Oxy Only for structural steel   For medium and larger material thickness Economic use of severall burner Low investment and wear costs Bad cutting results under 5 mm material thickness Low accurracy at repeat cuts.. read more →

02 Dec 2019
December 2, 2019

Fabtech 2019 Recap

Fabtech 2019 Recap Enjoy our Fabtech 2019 Recap! While the streets of Chicago were only 20°, the aisles of Fabtech 2019 were hot! Over 750 current and potential clients came to say “hi” to us in booth A2967 of the South Hall. Machines presented at the show included bandsaws, a brake, plate and angle rolls,.. read more →

26 Sep 2019
September 26, 2019

Customer Spotlight: DK Custom Products

KAAST Machine Tool customer spotlights are all the same: they use our machines to create top of the line products for their customers. But how the machines are used and what they create is a different story in every shop. Harley Davidson riders demand the highest quality parts and accessories. This Customer Spotlight, DK Custom.. read more →

16 Jul 2019
July 16, 2019

How To: Buying a Press Brake

From mechanical to hydraulic, and then on to hybrid and electric, press brakes have evolved significantly over the last 100 years. “Accuracy is all that matters,” and “more tonnage for your money” are just a few sales slogans you will hear when shopping for a new brake for your job shop or production floor. Use.. read more →

How does a kid who cleaned shops for cash to upgrade dirt bikes become the CEO of an industry altering company? Hard work, determination, and good tools. 35 years ago, Wade Macadam was that kid. “I cleaned a few shops, the guys who actually worked there took me under their wing and taught me to.. read more →

11 Feb 2019
February 11, 2019

HOW-TO: Select A Bandsaw

When looking through the many different horizontal bandsaws on the market it can be difficult to know which machine will best fit your needs. Scissor type, dual-column, single mitering, auto material feed, capacity… the options can be overwhelming. Use this handy guide to find the right saw for the job! Don’t want to take the.. read more →

Looking for a pressbrake with up to 200t of pressure and a footprint of only 7 x 4’? Look no further than the HPA-P line up of hydraulic workshop pressbrakes now offered by KAAST Machine Tools. They introduced the HPA-P series to market at the Fabtech tradeshow in Atlanta in early November of 2018. As.. read more →

Mobile Equipment Repair Industrial Contractors, or M.E.R., is a family owned and operated business. In 2014 Joe and Jean Tepper, with the help of their four sons, started the company. When M.E.R was created, Joe’s vision was to provide companies with turn-key solutions for all of their project needs. Joseph, Brandon, Kyle, and Josh are.. read more →

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 →