Have an OEM project that demands precision punching on a tight turnaround? Want a more efficient return on your roll forming costs? Dahlstrom has responded to engineers’ requests by purchasing a new, 75-ton, high-speed punching press.
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 roll forming companies.
Starting with products like clothing and electronics, we gradually saw large corporations move their[...]
Sometimes it’s good to know when to ask for help. This is especially true when making decisions for a large business.
Roll forming is one of the main metal forming processes for long slender metal parts, falling under the larger umbrella of using contoured roll tools to change metal from one state to another.
In the old days, it looked good when roll forming companies produced as much as possible. But that concept no longer flies in today’s world of lean manufacturing, value engineering, and so many other cost-efficiency philosophies.
Handing over project specifications requires everyone in the supply and production chain to be on the same page. Down to the word, even.
“Durability,” for example, can have many definitions and interpretations.
There are plenty of other metals (besides steel) that are used for roll forming and other metal forming processes. Some of the most commonly used metals include: