In the old days, it looked good when roll forming companies produced a lot of stuff.
OEM projects can be hectic. The nuances of why raw materials cost a specific amount are probably not something you think of often. Your main concerns are likely lead time, reliability, quality, satisfying your customer, and controlling overall costs. But when it comes to that last one … wouldn’t[...]
“Which metals will get cheaper?” It’s a question OEM customers are asking even more these days in light of the latest events in the Section 232 investigation of unfair imports.
Time is running out for President Donald Trump’s administration to make the “major move” he’s publicized since April 2017 -- action on the dragged-out Section 232 investigation. Meanwhile, U.S. manufacturers continue to listen for signs of a change in how the nation deals with the importing of[...]
What does an OEM roll former do? Is the process any different from architectural roll forming? And how is either going to solve your project’s case?
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. Not good news for roll forming companies. Starting with products like clothing and electronics, we gradually saw large corporations move their production[...]
A great engineering or architectural project always starts with the ideal metals. Miss the mark, and you’re left with a too-expensive or sloppy product. It’s time to educate yourself on the pros and cons of the most popular materials for roll formed products so you’re starting your vendor on the[...]
When it comes to roll forming cost, if price is the battle, total cost of ownership or -- TCO -- is the war.
TCO is an analysis of the complete life cycle of your purchase. The number includes every phase of ownership.
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