5 Surprisingly Common U Channel Edge Trim Applications

What Is U channel edge trim?

First off, a U channel is a tall, skinny, metal formed product. Deeper channels (a little deeper and more narrow than what you see above) can only be achieved through roll forming. Other forming methods can reach into the U shape as well as they can with standard[...]

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.

Roll Forming Tooling Suppliers: Not as Costly as You Think?

Tooling costs in manufacturing are already a sore spot for many purchasers, but some think roll forming tooling is cost-prohibitive altogether. Sadly, the up-front price tag blinds them to literal down-the-line savings.

That’s right -- if your project fits, a roll former can actually optimize[...]

How to Reduce Raw Material Cost? Ask Your Roll Forming Company

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[...]

6 Ways to Get More Out of Your OEM Roll Forming Services

Just roll forming isn’t very valuable to you. You can do just roll forming in-house. To be competitive, a manufacturer has to offer value throughout your supply chain, from beginning to end of the project.

Beyond Costs: The Value & Advantages of Roll Forming

We’ve talked about roll forming costs in our prior articles, Factors That Affect Roll Forming Costs and How to Reduce Roll Forming Costs. Today, we’re looking at the total cost of ownership, not just the price of your parts.

The Case for Roll Forming Services: Cost, Capabilities, Quality

You’ve got a project. You’ve also got options for how you complete it, one of those being roll forming services.

Indeed, roll forming is far from the only game in town.

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.

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:

Bad and Possibly Weird Roll Forming Materials

As a specifying engineer or purchasing agent, you need to find the perfect material to suit your specific job needs, while keeping your budget in line. Many companies turn to roll forming because it's the most economical process for shaping certain materials -- especially when complex bends or[...]

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