8 Roll Forming Design Flaws to Avoid at All Costs

As with all manufacturing processes, the way you design your component impacts your overall costs, lead times, and quality consistency. Follow these roll forming design tips to avoid the common pitfalls of custom tooling and forming.

Why ISO 9001:2015 Matters in Roll Forming

Many manufacturers requesting roll forming services ask first and foremost: Can you prove your competence?

Centrally Storing Roll Forming Tooling Cuts Lead Time & Red Tape

Using “pull production” rather than “push production” -- meaning, using a demand-driven approach rather than a supply-driven approach -- is a manufacturing philosophy that’s existed for decades at this point. In an industry like metal roll forming, “pull production” means everything from raw[...]

Why Your Roll Forming Manufacturer Sucks at On-Time Delivery & Packaging

Customers don't ask for much. All they want is the right product at the right price, delivered on time and free from defects. That doesn't seem unreasonable, but many manufacturers struggle to hit all four points simultaneously. Hitting all four on a consistent basis is harder still.

Dahlstrom Roll Form Company Turns 115 Years Old

Normally this space is all about you -- the engineer, the architect, the purchasing agent. Allow us to humbly brag about Dahlstrom Roll Form just this once.

It seemed like everyone’s grandfather or great-grandfather worked at Dahlstrom back in the day. “Back in the day” has turned into 115 years[...]

What's the Difference Between Hot Forming and Cold Roll Forming?

Durability. Flexibility. Cost-effectiveness. Adaptability for a variety of industrial and commercial applications. You’ve probably wondered at some point how hot forming and cold forming compare in these categories.

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.[...]

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[...]

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