Six words that can ruin a business: “That’s how we’ve always done it.”
Charles P. Dahlstrom was an innovator who helped usher in a new era of architectural safety. As the industrial revolution seized America, more and more fires broke out due to the country’s lack of experience with its new technologies. Buildings were mainly constructed of wood and other flammable[...]
Roll forming is one of the most efficient and cost-effective methods of shaping metals.
However, it isn’t free. So what major factors affect the cost of roll forming?
Roll Forming In-House vs. Contract Roll Former With Inventory Management
Bringing roll forming processes into your plant is a complex investment. It’s more than just buying a roll forming machine that you can turn on and off when you need it. There are additional costs and risks that many[...]
There are plenty of stereotypes about roll forming. Like many stereotypes, some are true. Others -- the roll forming myths detailed here -- are completely incorrect.
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. Rolling as a metal forming process also includes different types of hot and cold rolling. These depend[...]
How Your Roll Formed Part Is Made: Roll Forming Metal Fabrication
Roll forming may seem like magic at first glance: you insert a coil of metal in one end, and a finished part pops out the other. What happens in the middle? Let’s dispel the mystery of this metal fabrication process.
Roll forming is a highly durable and repeatable metal fabrication process that pulls metal through a sequence of roll dies, gradually manipulating the metal into the desired cross-sectional shape. When done correctly, under the guidance of an experienced partner, roll forming can be one of the[...]