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

Are You Getting Roll Forming Services From An Agile Manufacturer?

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 their customers.

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

How Dahlstrom’s Total Cost of Ownership Limits Metal Forming Costs

When it comes to metal forming cost, if price is the battle, total cost of ownership or -- TCO -- is the war.

TCO is an analysis of the complete life cycle of your purchase. The number includes every phase of ownership.

Can Outsourcing 1 Part to a Metal Roll Forming Company Boost Profits?

U.S. manufacturing has had its share of bad turns over the last 50 years, with entire industries being outsourced to other parts of the world. This is not good news for metal roll forming companies.

Starting with products like clothing and electronics, we gradually saw large corporations move[...]

Do You Need a Roll Former or a Roll Bender?

We’re often asked if we can make metal cylinders or “rings.” And while these things are made with a rolling process, that process is not roll forming, it's called roll bending

Why Get Custom Roll Forming From a Single Source? We've Got 2 Words

For manufacturers who require a continuous flow of custom roll forming, late shipments and stock outages can negatively impact sales and make it difficult to compete in today’s global marketplace. To limit the possibility of such headaches, OEM often choose between multisourcing vs. single-source[...]

Metal Forming: Roll Formed Shapes vs. Angle Iron

Any metal component design needs the right manufacturing process to achieve its potential. Factors to consider include adaptability to the application, material flexibility, production time frames, product durability, and cost-effectiveness. 

There are a variety of metal forming processes that[...]

6 WAYS TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR OEM METAL ROLL FORMING PROCESS

Does your roll former bring you value beyond simply just doing roll forming? 

To be competitive, a manufacturer has to offer value throughout your supply chain, from beginning to end of the project.

A roll forming manufacturer has experience in optimizing designs, processes, and post-production[...]

Reshore Your Roll Forming To Create a More Efficient Supply Chain

You’ve seen the pictures of shipping barges idling off the coasts of the United States. 

You may have had delays in shipments from overseas that have impacted your delivery time to your clients and, consequently, your bottom line. 

You may be looking to reshore your roll forming in order to create[...]

Just In Time Delivery: 1 Step a Roll Forming Manufacturer Must Take

There’s nothing new or mysterious about “just-in-time” or JIT manufacturing. The idea has been around since the 1970s, and all it means is that you receive what you need, just when you need it -- hence the popular term just-in-time delivery.

Yet, when it first came into practice, it shook up metal[...]

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