16 Jul 2019
July 16, 2019

How To: Buying a Pressbrake

From mechanical to hydraulic, and then on to hybrid and electric, pressbrakes 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 this.. 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 →

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 →