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New High-Speed Hydraulic Press Cuts Your Roll Forming Costs

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.

Outsourcing Just 1 Part to a Roll Forming Company Can 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 roll forming companies.

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

What Is a Roll Forming Machine? Roll Forming vs. In-House Forming

Sometimes it’s good to know when to ask for help. This is especially true when making decisions for a large business. 

The 4 Most Common Myths of Roll Forming Metal

To many, roll forming metal seems like a niche process, used only in limited situations to form steel profiles. Consequently, the process itself is not well-understood by the public, which means misconceptions develop and persist.

How Does Roll Forming Fit Into the Full Metal Fabrication Process?

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.

A Supply Agreement With A Roll Forming Company Should Look Like This

The idea behind a supply agreement -- whether with a roll forming company or another manufacturer -- is pretty simple. The supplier provides everything a customer needs for a particular service, and the customer can count on a specified price and single-source service.

What’s ‘Just-in-Time’ Delivery Mean When Using Roll Forming Companies?

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.

The Definition of Durability in Engineering: Expectations Vs. Reality

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.

Metal Properties Chart: Roll Formed Steel & More

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:

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