Metal Fabrication | Components of a Roll Forming Line

Roll forming is a metal fabrication process that involves the bending of metal strips to create a certain shape or design. It's one of the most simple and easy-to-understand metal forming processes there is; however, there are several components that go along with it.

Once you learn about these[...]

What Is Roll Forming? | Metal Manufacturing Processes

“What is roll forming?”

Even design engineers with 20+ years of experience still Google this question. Despite its efficient and industrious nature, roll forming is a niche manufacturing process known to few, and understood by fewer.

Metal Forming Processes: Techniques, Industries, & Use Cases

Metal forming processes are an essential part of our society, and without them, our society would come to a grinding halt.

The products and components created by the different metal shaping techniques are used in creating everything from scaffolding and heavy machinery, to designing and creating[...]

Metal Forming Services: Roll Forming, Press Brake, Stamping, Extrusion

There are four main metal forming services used in the manufacturing industry today: press braking, stamping, extrusion, and roll forming. Each of these forming methods has distinct advantages and disadvantages, so choosing the best service for your application will rely on quite a few factors.

Roll Forming Design Guide for Sheet Metal Components

People not familiar with roll forming usually need some education regarding the machines’ capabilities and limitations -- even people who regularly work in sheet metal forming. There’s a reason skilled roll form engineers are a coveted resource --- this is complicated stuff.

Roll Forming Advantages: How to Cut Costs with Efficiency

Since the turn of the 20th century -- or perhaps much earlier -- roll forming has been used to quickly and cost-effectively produce metal parts for many industries.

One clutch roll forming advantage is that it's a highly repeatable metal fabrication process. The machine pulls a coiled strip[...]

Roll Forming Design Guide for End Distortion & Springback Compensation

Roll forming is the most cost-effective way to achieve continuous production of complex shapes with multiple bends. But even we admit it’s not a perfect system. There are two particular quirks of roll forming that engineers must understand and accept before committing to the process: end flare[...]

What Goes Into Roll Formed C & U Channel Prices?

To manufacturers, a channel is one of the most simplistic shapes on earth. This helps explain why channels are a commodity product -- they’re easy to make and extremely functional. As simple as a roll formed channel is, understanding C and U channel price factors is a little more complicated.

Supply System/Manufacturing Process Improvement Example: Roll Forming

Manufacturing process improvement can be tricky!

We all want to improve our manufacturing processes and create added productivity. We use scads of analysis, cost accounting numbers, and other manufacturing process improvement tools to evaluate our nonproductive processes. Our computer systems[...]

Inside Peek at Steel Door Frame Component Manufacturing

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.

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