Roll Forming Design Guide: Lightweight Trailer, Transportation Parts

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.

Reshoring Your Roll Forming Supply Chain: How You Can Adapt & Survive

Offshoring. It became popular back when corporations first realized they could maximize their profits by outsourcing manufacturing to countries with cheaper labor.

However, thanks to increased quality, lead-time concerns and the rising cost of global middle class labor, it’s no longer best[...]

Is Your Roll Forming Company Agile?

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 its customers.

Think of Tesla vs. a company like, say, General[...]

Metal Forming Services: Roll Forming, Press Brake, Stamping, Extrusion

There are four main metal forming services used in the manufacturing industry today: press braking, stamping, extrusion, and roll forming. Each of these forming methods has distinct advantages and disadvantages, so choosing the best service for your application will rely on quite a few factors.

Roll Forming Advantages: How to Cut Costs with Efficiency

Since the turn of the 20th century -- or perhaps much earlier -- roll forming has been used to quickly and cost-effectively produce metal parts for many industries.

One clutch roll forming advantage is that it's a highly repeatable metal fabrication process. The machine pulls a coiled strip[...]

7 Roll Forming Applications You’ll Find in Common Places

Roll form parts are complicated. And the roll forming process is equally complicated. So, the quickest way to explain roll forming to a newcomer is to provide real-world examples. 

Here are seven places you might not realize are ripe for roll forming applications.

Supply System/Manufacturing Process Improvement Example: Roll Forming

Manufacturing process improvement can be tricky!

We all want to improve our manufacturing processes and create added productivity. We use scads of analysis, cost accounting numbers, and other manufacturing process improvement tools to evaluate our nonproductive processes. Our computer systems[...]

Inside Peek at Steel Door Frame Component Manufacturing

Metal manufacturing is fascinating because it’s always getting better. Take steel doors and frames -- today’s manufacturers can produce doors that are not only simple to customize and paint, but also will last a lifetime.

Roll Forming Tooling Design: Should You Build In-House or Outsource?

Quick: Which charges higher prices for metal fabrication -- a company that has in-house roll forming tooling design capabilities or one that outsources it?

DYK? Dahlstrom = Metal Trim Molding + Metal Bending Services

What does an OEM roll former do? Is the process any different from architectural roll forming? And how is either going to solve your project’s case?

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