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Optimizing Your Roll Forming Design: 7 Flaws to Avoid

 

Roll forming design can go off the tracks quickly if your concept involves one or more of these features:

  1. Small bend radii
  2. Too short flanges
  3. Wide curves
  4. Blind corners
  5. Narrow openings
  6. Deep, vertical sections
  7. Anti-symmetry or a long, flat side

The 4 Most Common Myths of Roll Forming Metal

 

There are a lot of common misconceptions about roll forming metal. We're here to address four of the most common myths about the roll forming process:

  1. Roll forming tools are "too expensive"
  2. The cost "isn't worth it" unless you have super-high volumes
  3. Roll forming "can't produce"[...]

Communication Is Key To Supply Chain Management Risk Mitigation

When you think about supply chain risk mitigation, what are the first things that come to mind? For us, the usual suspects are:

How Vendor Managed Inventory Benefits Your Bottom Line

Maintaining an inventory of what a client needs for production is a delicate and complicated balance. As inventory ages, it can depreciate to a level that no longer adds value for the producer. This is especially true in metal forming processes.

Why ISO Manufacturing Standards Matter in Roll Forming

Many manufacturers requesting roll forming services ask first and foremost: Can you prove your competence?

JIT Delivery: 1 Step a Roll Forming Manufacturer Must Take

There’s nothing new or mysterious about “just-in-time” or JIT manufacturing. The idea has been around since the 1970s, and all it means is that you receive what you need, just when you need it -- hence the popular term just-in-time delivery.

Yet, when it first came into practice, it shook up metal[...]

How Roll Forming Limits Your Total Manufacturing Cost of Ownership

When it comes to metal forming cost, if price is the battle, total manufacturing cost of ownership or -- TCO -- is the war.

TCO is an analysis of the complete life cycle of your purchase. The number includes every phase of ownership.

Keep Roll Forming Costs Under Control With Kanban Inventory Management

Keeping control of inventory requires intentionality.

Insufficient inventory management leads to more waste, higher costs, and a poor vendor/customer relationship. 

But how do you manage steel inventory, which is a big investment with a limited shelf life? You need a lean inventory management[...]

Dahlstrom: Your Custom Roll Forming Partner

Your business is in a niche market. Your suppliers should treat you accordingly. 

VIDEO: The Shortcut to Better Structural Steel Mechanical Properties

 

The strength of steel and its alloys has come a long way.

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