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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.

Roll Forming Design Guide: Lightweight Trailer, Transportation Parts

Simultaneous weight reduction and cost reduction are some 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.

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[...]

Can Outsourcing 1 Part to a Metal Roll Forming Company Boost Profits?

U.S. manufacturing has had its share of bad turns over the last 50 years, with entire industries being outsourced to other parts of the world. This is not good news for metal roll forming companies.

Starting with products like clothing and electronics, we gradually saw large corporations move[...]

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[...]

Metal Forming: Roll Formed Shapes vs. Angle Iron

Any metal component design needs the right manufacturing process to achieve its potential. Factors to consider include adaptability to the application, material flexibility, production time frames, product durability, and cost-effectiveness. 

There are a variety of metal forming processes that[...]

Reshore Your Roll Forming To Create a More Efficient Supply Chain

You’ve seen the pictures of shipping barges idling off the coasts of the United States. 

You may have had delays in shipments from overseas that have impacted your delivery time to your clients and, consequently, your bottom line. 

You may be looking to reshore your roll forming in order to create[...]

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