Handing over project specifications requires everyone in the supply and production chain to be on the same page. Down to the word, even.
You’ve got a project. You’ve also got options for how you complete it, one of those being roll forming services.
Indeed, roll forming is far from the only game in town.
There are plenty of other metals (besides steel) that are used for roll forming. Some of the most commonly used metals include:
As with all manufacturing processes, the way you design your component impacts your overall costs, lead times, and quality consistency. Follow these roll forming design tips to avoid the common pitfalls of custom tooling and forming.
Many manufacturers requesting roll forming services ask first and foremost: Can you prove your competence?
Customers don't ask for much. All they want is the right product at the right price, delivered on time and free from defects. That doesn't seem unreasonable, but many manufacturers struggle to hit all four points simultaneously. Hitting all four on a consistent basis is harder still.
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 steel channel is, understanding price factors is a little more complicated.
Normally this space is all about you -- the engineer, the architect, the purchasing agent. Allow us to humbly brag about Dahlstrom Roll Form just this once.
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