There are plenty of stereotypes about roll forming. Like many stereotypes, some are true. Others -- the roll forming myths detailed here -- are completely incorrect.
Roll Forming's Place in Metal Fabrication
Roll forming is one of the main metal forming processes for long slender metal parts, falling under the larger umbrella of using contoured roll tools to change metal from one state to another. Rolling as a metal forming process also includes different[...]
Did you think roll forming had to take weeks and months to design, set up, and produce a quality product? We thought so, too. That is, until we realized we could standardize the roll forming process of a small selection of metal mouldings.
How Your Roll Formed Part Is Made: Roll Forming Metal Fabrication
Roll forming may seem like magic at first glance: you insert a coil of metal in one end, and a finished part pops out the other. What happens in the middle? Let’s dispel the mystery of this metal fabrication process.
Architectural metal trim is certainly not a new idea in the 21st century - ever since we learned how to melt and shape metals, we’ve been using them in our architecture.
As with all manufacturing processes, the way you design your component impacts your overall costs, lead times, and quality consistency. Follow these roll form design tips to avoid the common pitfalls of custom tooling and forming.
Choosing the right aesthetic for your architectural project is more complex than it may seem. There are many metals to choose from, and many types of finishes available. Each finish provides its own unique aesthetic, and the finished effect will shift depending on the richness, lighting, and[...]
Aging Like Wine: The Appeal of Tarnished Metal Architecture
There is a new trend rising in architecture and home decor: aged, tarnished, and patina-ed metal pieces.
Dahlstrom’s metal mouldings complement design composition in a very individualized way, depending on the type of metal used. Additionally, metal mouldings offer corrosion resistance, extreme impact strength, concealed fastening, and potential for 100% recycled content.
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At Dahlstrom, we fabricate only the highest quality metal mouldings to help you create a sleek, elegant atmosphere for any room.
We pride ourselves on the rich history of our products. Our oldest designs originate from the industrial era - America’s Big Bang. Even better, Dahlstrom still uses[...]