When you invest in metal materials, you expect them to last. But it’s a mistake to assume metal is immune to degradation from environmental and other factors. Corrosion can wreak havoc on the structural integrity and aesthetics of your parts. That’s why it’s important to know the factors of[...]
In metal forming, the specifying engineer or purchasing agent can select from several approaches to come up with completed commercial products. But roll forming is almost always the most flexible and durable of these processes. Many product profiles that are challenging to make through press[...]
There are four main metal forming services used in the manufacturing industry today: press braking, stamping, extrusion, and roll forming. All have advantages and disadvantages, so the one you choose will depend on a few important factors:
A continuous improvement mindset encourages both initiation and implementation of changes to manufacturing processes to improve “customer delight” (our quality policy statement) and other measures of company performance. In Dahlstrom's case, manufacturing process improvement helps us offer both[...]
Roll forming is the most cost-effective way to achieve continuous bending of complex shapes with multiple bends. But even we admit it’s not perfect. There are two particular quirks in the roll forming process that engineers want answers to before moving forward: end flare and springback.
Metal manufacturing is fascinating because it’s always getting better. Take steel doors and frames -- today’s manufacturers can produce doors that are not only simple to customize and paint, but also will last a lifetime.
You may have noticed a few differences on our website lately. To recognize the growth of our business on both sides -- OEM roll forming and decorative metal trim -- we have adjusted the website's structure to make navigation easier for customers.
As a specifying engineer or purchasing agent, you need to find the perfect material to suit your specific job needs, while keeping your budget in line. Many companies turn to roll forming because it's the most economical process for shaping certain materials -- especially when complex bends or[...]
Some people think roll forming tooling is cost-prohibitive. Sadly, the up-front price tag blinds them to literal down-the-line savings. That’s right -- if your project fits, a roll former can actually optimize your spending and get your parts out the door sooner and for less money per part.