People not familiar with roll forming usually need some education regarding the machines’ capabilities and limitations -- even people who regularly work in sheet metal forming. There’s a reason skilled roll form engineers are a coveted resource --- this is complicated stuff.
Who wants to make great roll formed parts? Not you, obviously.
Roll formed components often require hole punching -- after all, that’s probably one reason why you chose roll forming to begin with, right?
Are you working on a project that involves metal cladding installation? If so, you may have questions about the strength, durability, and corrosion resistance of the 'tracks' (or anchor system) into which the metal wall cladding system will fit.
A great engineering or architectural project always starts with the ideal metals. Miss the mark, and you’re left with an expensive product whose quality may be lacking.
When you think about steel, you probably imagine that it’s pretty heavy, right? After all, something as strong as steel would have to be heavy due to its density.
Cue high-strength low-alloy steel.
Simultaneous weight reduction and cost reduction is one of the most important development targets in the transportation industry.
That doesn’t just apply to traditional cars, trucks, and trains. It also applies to trailers, buses, and alternative transportation like e-cars and e-trucks.
Decorative metal mouldings were a staple of early 20th-century design. They adorn some of the world’s most recognized buildings, including the Rockefeller Center in New York City, the Wrigley Building in Chicago, and even the elevators of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
Today, what’s old is[...]
Brass is one of the great luxury metals, alongside copper and bronze. It’s considered to be an architectural building material that is classy and timeless -- or is it? Online, it seems everyone from 11th-grade science fair contestants to five-star hotel architects are stumbling on the same[...]