Which type of decorative metal trim finish is right for your project? It depends on the basis of the specification. “Form or function?” is the basic question so many architectures have wrestled with over the years, and it applies even to decorative accents.
When a company has a history as extensive as Dahlstrom’s, it’s bound to have a brush with roll forming fame. We’re happy to say we’ve had many of them since 1904.
Metal or wood? It’s a question too few designers ask. When researching decorative trim, getting the best look possible is probably first on your priority list. Installation time and cost may also be weighing on your mind.
The status quo isn’t going to advance your designs. Sometimes you need to reassess what’s always been considered "acceptable" and see it for what it is -- kinda ugly. A door casing is a prime example of an opportunity to take the “ugly” and turn it in to something beautiful.
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What does an OEM roll former do? Is the process any different from architectural roll forming? And how is either going to solve your project’s case?
Metal mouldings will add impressive value to your project, whether you’re an engineer or a designer. Those seeking high-end quality for their product will benefit in almost every case from choosing metal moulding profiles over wood. That’s why designers frame windows, doors, and storefronts with[...]
The hydraulic press has been around since 1795 (invented by the same guy who later created the flush toilet). This miracle machinery facilitates a clean, repeatable look for a product line. It's one of man's great industrial creations.
Man also likes to destroy, though.
Have an OEM project that demands precision punching on a tight turnaround? Want a more efficient return on your roll forming costs? Dahlstrom has responded to engineers’ requests by purchasing a new, 75-ton, high-speed punching press.
So, you want to make something out of metal, put it outside, and make sure it lasts a long time. Easy, right? Engineers have been doing that for centuries and having success. As you ponder your task you ask, “What are my choices?”
Steel windows are great. Steel windows on your terms are even better.
These sleek, modern products are now popular in not only commercial architecture, but in residential applications as well. It’s not hard to see why -- steel windows are the best at matching durability with elegance.