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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 →

26 Nov 2018
November 26, 2018

A Smooth Finish for All of Your Projects

When finishing your next part, be sure to have a KAAST Machine Tools saddle-style F-Grind AH Series high precision surface grinder on your shop floor. Featuring hardened, ground and PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coated table guideways this grinder series offers full stress relieved main parts to ensure maximum rigidity, stability and grinding accuracy. Customers can add the.. read more →

31 Aug 2018
August 31, 2018

Huge Selection of Mills Now Available!

If you need a machine to drill, bore, cut, or make slots, then look no further than the explosive collection of milling machines waiting for you at KAAST. When it comes to milling, we’ve got both bed-type and knee mills waiting to show their precision and power! Perhaps a knee mill is what you’re looking.. read more →

20 Aug 2018
August 20, 2018

The New Showroom is Filling Up!

It has only been a month since we made our new home in Aldan, PA, but already the KAAST warehouse is filling up with some of our favorite saws, lathes, mills, and profile rolls, all ready to be shipped! Have an urge to “try before you buy”? Don’t have 12 weeks to wait for your.. read more →