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 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 types of hot and cold rolling. These depend[...]
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.
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[...]
When caring for your metal mouldings, the most important thing to consider is the type of metal you’re working with. Different metals require different cleaning methods - some chemicals in commercial cleaners can seriously damage a beautiful moulding.
Roll forming is a highly durable and repeatable metal fabrication process that pulls metal through a sequence of roll dies, gradually manipulating the metal into the desired cross-sectional shape. When done correctly, under the guidance of an experienced partner, roll forming can be one of the[...]