4 Roll Formed Steel Shapes You Can't (or Shouldn't) Make Any Other Way

As a roll forming company, naturally we enjoy educating you on thebenefits of roll forming: flexibility, durability, cost-effectiveness, and adaptability for a variety of industrial and commercial applications. While there certainly are some products that can be produced effectively through[...]

Lean Manufacturing: Kanban Inventory Management in Roll Forming

Kanban inventory management was developed in the 1950s by Taiichi Ohno, a Toyota executive. He took notice of the way supermarkets handle and replenish their inventory, and applied those strategies to the manufacturing process. Today, kanban is a major component of lean manufacturing[...]

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. Everybody wins.[...]

Designing & Building Roll Forming Tooling: In-House or Outsourced?

Quick: Which charges higher prices for metal fabrication -- a company that has in-house roll forming tooling capabilities or one that outsources it?

Water Jet Cutting Vs Laser Cutting & Other Metal Cutting Services

When it comes to cutting metal, there are plenty of ways to get the job done. But when it comes to high-tech, accurate cutting, two of the most popular options are water jet cutting and laser cutting. They’re lean, they’re mean, and they look cool in action.

So in the battle between the water[...]

Factors of Corrosion: 7 Ways You're Begging for Trouble

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[...]

6 Commercial Products You Didn’t Know Were Roll Formed

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[...]

Roll Forming vs. Press Braking & Other Metal Forming Services

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:

Top 4 Manufacturing Process Improvements & Their Impact on You

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[...]

What Is Duplex Stainless Steel, and Can It Be Roll Formed?

Duplex stainless steel has been around for almost 100 years, but it seems to be coming into its own now. This late blooming is somewhat surprising given duplex stainless steel’s qualities. Its expanding popularity could be the result of its advantages over traditional austenitic and ferritic[...]

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