FEMCO Steel Technology (FST) is a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of premium high-carbon steel golf shafts that include the KBS TOURâ„¢ Series worldwide. A subdivision of Far East Machinery Company (FEMCO), FSTâ€™s technical expertise incorporates a rich history of steel product manufacturing ranging from custom CNC machine tools to power plant installation with a specialty in metal forming.
Precision manufacturing is critical for producing the high-performance KBS TOUR Series where the shaft design incorporates key concepts of material weight distribution, advanced taper patterns, section balance and a number of other tolerance controls necessary to achieve the final product. At FST, manufacturing is organized specially for the KBS TOUR Series shaft design incorporating over 25 carefully monitored steps during production followed by precision quality control.
Critical processes include the following:
- High-Quality 1035 Carbon Steel - optimal combination of strength and softness
- Atmospheric Normalizing - atmosphere controlled heat treatment for equalizing metallurgic structure
- Oil Quenching - exclusive tempering process for achieving optimal hardness and ductility
- CNC Machine Straightening - computer controlled straightening that measures deviation in multiple sections and applies directional force to produce a perfectly straight shaft.
The KBS TOUR Series offers the ultimate in steel shaft performance combining the empirical knowledge of renowned shaft designer Kim Braly with the advanced manufacturing at FST. Together, every shaft within the KBS TOUR Series delivers avid golfers the ultimate consistency in weight and flex combined with the next generation of unrivaled shaft performance.