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What Is Roll Forming? | Metal Manufacturing Processes

“What is metal roll forming?”

Even design engineers with 20+ years of experience still Google this question. Despite its efficient and industrious nature, roll forming is a niche manufacturing process known to few and understood by even fewer.

The Case for Sheet Metal Roll Forming Services: Cost, Capabilities, Quality

When it comes to metal fabrication processes, roll forming is one of the most affordable available. 

Ever Wonder How Dahlstrom Architectural Mouldings Are Made?

The Empire State Building is an architectural wonder. Delighted by its size and signature Art Deco style, architecture professionals and admirers alike have asked, “How did they do all this?”

Roll Forming Design Guide for Sheet Metal Components

People not familiar with roll forming usually need some education regarding the machines’ capabilities and limitations – even people who regularly work in sheet metal roll forming. There’s a reason skilled roll form engineers are a coveted resource – this is complicated stuff.

Are You Getting Roll Forming Services From An Agile Manufacturer?

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 their customers.

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

How Dahlstrom’s Total Cost of Ownership Limits Metal Forming Costs

When it comes to metal forming cost, if price is the battle, total 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.

Do You Need a Roll Former or a Roll Bender?

We’re often asked if we can make metal cylinders or “rings.” And while these things are made with a rolling process, that process is not roll forming, it's called roll bending

Decorative Metal Trim Mouldings vs. Wood Mouldings

Soon after their introduction in 1910, Dahlstrom’s metal mouldings were being used exclusively by some of the most famous architects in the developed world. These designers framed doors, windows, and storefronts with architectural mouldings; they accented living spaces with baseboards, chair rails,[...]

MeshTrim: Custom Framing for Decorative Wire Mesh

As an architectural designer, the last thing you want is a creative barrier.

Why Get Custom Roll Forming From a Single Source? We've Got 2 Words

For manufacturers who require a continuous flow of custom roll forming, late shipments and stock outages can negatively impact sales and make it difficult to compete in today’s global marketplace. To limit the possibility of such headaches, OEM often choose between multisourcing vs. single-source[...]

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