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 forming. There’s a reason skilled roll form engineers are a coveted resource --- this is complicated stuff.

4 Elegant Mouldings and Finishing Ideas in Copper, Bronze & Brass

Finishing is the process of treating the exterior of a metal by applying a protective layer or unique aesthetic touch to its surface. There are numerous types of metal finishing processes that attain a variety of results -- many of which can add architectural value.

Can Copper Antimicrobial Products Make Hospitality Design Safer?

The coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the way many of us think about architectural design and materials.

Copper Welding: Interior Door Casing, Seamless Crown Moulding, & More

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Can you weld copper? Absolutely. The trick is establishing the ideal joining method for your application.

What Goes Into Roll Formed C & U Channel Prices?

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 channel is, understanding C and U channel price factors is a little more complicated.

Architectural Wire Mesh & Perforated Metal Panels: 3 Benefits, 10 Uses

Architectural design aims to balance economy, elegance, and efficiency. Perforated metal paneling and wire mesh certainly apply to all three.

Roll Forming Tooling Suppliers: Not as Costly as You Think?

Tooling costs in manufacturing are already a sore spot for many purchasers, but some think roll forming tooling is cost-prohibitive altogether. Sadly, the up-front price tag blinds them to literal down-the-line savings.

That’s right -- if your project fits, a roll former can actually optimize[...]

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[...]

Which Metals Turn Green? Discovering the Patina Effect

Like with many other things in life, age is a big talking point in decorative metals. Is youthful glow better, or is the weather look of experience more desirable? 

The Definition of Durability in Engineering: Expectations Vs. Reality

Handing over project specifications requires everyone in the supply and production chain to be on the same page. Down to the word, even.

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