Are you looking for a high-capacity manufacturing partner? Those are everywhere, even in the niche world of roll-formed parts. But how many of those possess the agility and communicativeness of a small business?
Even the most talented metal fabricators may struggle to churn out a winning part if you make the production process hard for them.
Conversely, there are steps you can take to ensure your vendor is using the best roll forming process for the job.
As a specifying engineer or purchasing agent, you need to find the perfect material to suit your specific job needs, but still want to keep your budget in line. One advantage of roll forming is that it’s the most economical process for shaping certain materials -- especially in parts with complex[...]
You need a metal forming process that will produce a quality product at the right price, meet your inventory needs, and ensure your product is delivered on time.
Steel windows boast a sleek, modern look. They've been used by architects for generations in numerous residential and commercial settings. But despite their beauty and longevity, we count only three (three!) active steel window manufacturers in the United States. Notably, one of those manufacturers[...]
Metal is in style. Each metal creates a different aesthetic, meshes well with other materials, and is highly functional for a variety of applications. Metal is striking, enduring, and practical -- just like your design.
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[...]
Duplex stainless steel has been around for almost 100 years, but it seems to be coming into its own now. This late blooming is somewhat surprising given duplex stainless steel's qualities. Its expanding popularity could be the result of its advantages over traditional austenitic and ferritic[...]