Roll formed components often require hole punching -- after all, that’s a big reason why you chose roll forming to begin with, right?
A great engineering or architectural project always starts with the ideal metals. Miss the mark, and you’re left with an expensive product whose quality may be lacking.
OEM projects can be hectic. The nuances of why raw materials cost a specific amount are probably not something you think of often. Your main concerns are likely lead time, reliability, quality, satisfying your customer, and controlling overall costs.
But when it comes to that last one, wouldn’t[...]
Roll forming is a metal fabrication process that involves the bending of metal strips to create a certain shape or design. It's one of the most simple and easy-to-understand metal forming processes there is; however, there are several components that go along with it.
Once you learn about these[...]
Roll forming can be the most affordable metal forming process available. But like any industry, shoddy practices can end in high roll forming costs -- which of course get passed on to you.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to save money without sacrificing quality. Let’s take a look at the[...]
“What is roll forming?”
Even design engineers with 20+ years of experience still Google this question. Despite its efficient and industrious nature, roll forming is a niche manufacturing process known to few, and understood by fewer.
Roll forming is one of the most efficient and cost-effective methods of shaping metals.
However, it isn’t free. So what major factors affect the cost of roll forming? (Hint: Your design choices play a big part in it.)
Metal forming processes are an essential part of our society, and without them, our society would come to a grinding halt.
The products and components created by the different metal shaping techniques are used in creating everything from scaffolding and heavy machinery, to designing and creating[...]
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.