Roll Forming Design Guide: Lightweight Trailer, Transportation Parts

Simultaneous weight reduction and cost reduction is one of the most important development targets in the transportation industry.

That doesn’t just apply to traditional cars, trucks, and trains. It also applies to trailers, buses, and alternative transportation like e-cars and e-trucks.

5 Corrosion-Resistant Building Materials | Architectural Metal Design

Decorative metal mouldings were a staple of early 20th-century design. They adorn some of the world’s most recognized buildings, including the Rockefeller Center in New York City, the Wrigley Building in Chicago, and even the elevators of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

Today, what’s old is[...]

Architectural Building Materials: Does Brass Rust?

Brass is one of the great luxury metals, alongside copper and bronze. It’s considered to be an architectural building material that is classy and timeless -- or is it? Online, it seems everyone from 11th-grade science fair contestants to five-star hotel architects are stumbling on the same[...]

ECO-FRIENDLY INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS: IS STEEL SUSTAINABLE?

Is steel a sustainable material? Incredibly so.

It’s also available in multiple forms -- stainless, galvanized, carbon, and mild. Each has a different aesthetic and slightly different physical properties for your application. Overall, it’s a great structural and decorative material for[...]

Metal Door Casing Ideas for Interior & Exterior Designers

The standard metal door frame is … nothing to get excited about. While it does offer structural and durability benefits, if you want people to be impressed – you’re going to need to spice it up a little.

Metal door frame casing offers so much more than durability (though you should certainly[...]

Reshoring Your Roll Forming Supply Chain: How You Can Adapt & Survive

Offshoring. It became popular back when corporations first realized they could maximize their profits by outsourcing manufacturing to countries with cheaper labor.

However, thanks to increased quality, lead-time concerns and the rising cost of global middle class labor, it’s no longer best[...]

Is Your Roll Forming Company Agile?

What makes a link in your supply chain “agile?”

To answer, look at your favorite examples of modern manufacturers and product developers. The ones that are anti-bureaucratic. The ones whose culture facilitates creative solutions for its customers.

Think of Tesla vs. a company like, say, General[...]

List of Sustainable Architectural Materials | Exterior/Interior Design

For those working in architecture and interior design, the concept of sustainability is often of paramount importance. Not only do you want to create sustainable designs for personal and artistic reasons, but you also need to appeal to the needs of your clients – and most clients today want[...]

How to Reduce Raw Material Cost? Ask Your Roll Forming Company

OEM projects can be hectic. The nuances of why raw materials cost a specific amount are probably not something you think of often. Your main concerns are likely lead time, reliability, quality, satisfying your customer, and controlling overall costs.

But when it comes to that last one, wouldn’t[...]

Metal Fabrication | Components of a Roll Forming Line

Roll forming is a metal fabrication process that involves the bending of metal strips to create a certain shape or design. It's one of the most simple and easy-to-understand metal forming processes there is; however, there are several components that go along with it.

Once you learn about these[...]

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