To manufacturers, a channel is one of the most simplistic shapes on earth. This helps explain why channels are a commodity product -- they’re easy to make and extremely functional. As simple as a roll formed steel channel is, understanding price factors is a little more complicated.
All mouldings, whether metal or wood, look great when they roll off the manufacturing line. They look strong, sturdy, and beautiful. The durability of mouldings when applied in the field, however, is a reminder of how poorly we humans treat our things.
Normally this space is all about you -- the engineer, the architect, the purchasing agent. Allow us to humbly brag about Dahlstrom Roll Form just this once.
It seemed like everyone’s grandfather or great-grandfather worked at Dahlstrom back in the day. “Back in the day” has turned into 115 years[...]
Durability. Flexibility. Cost-effectiveness. Adaptability for a variety of industrial and commercial applications. You’ve probably wondered at some point how hot forming and cold forming compare in these categories.
What Is U channel trim?
U channel trim is a tall, skinny metal formed product. Deeper channels (a little deeper and more narrow than what you see above) can only be achieved through roll forming. Other forming methods can reach into the U shape as well as they can with standard steel channels.[...]
As a roll forming company, naturally we enjoy educating you on thebenefits of roll forming: flexibility, durability, cost-effectiveness, and adaptability for a variety of industrial and commercial applications. While there certainly are some products that can be produced effectively through[...]
Kanban inventory management was developed in the 1950s by Taiichi Ohno, a Toyota executive. He took notice of the way supermarkets handle and replenish their inventory, and applied those strategies to the manufacturing process. Today, kanban is a major component of lean manufacturing[...]
Architectural metal along the coastline has a tough job. Salt, wind, storms -- there’s always a threat out there, waiting to strip away the exterior moldings and trim on which you worked so hard. But choosing the best metal for coastal construction can at least slow the decay of your project’s[...]
For most projects, no single factor drives the choice of metal for any kind of application. You might want something that’s easily formable but also strong -- or great looking -- or inexpensive. One topic that often comes up, especially for projects that’ll reside in harsh environments like[...]