Roll Forming

Successful roll forming requires more than a roll forming line and tooling. Robust finite element analysis software, and understanding the material's yield strength and elasticity, are critical. This technology area is full of information on equipment, tooling, and simulation software.

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Omco adds three roll forming lines at Alabama facility

November 4, 2015

Omco, a manufacturer of custom rolled formed parts based in Wickliffe, Ohio, has expanded its Talladega, Ala., facility with the addition of three new roll forming lines, bringing its corporate-wide capacity to more than 50 active roll forming mills. In addition to custom roll forming, the...

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Khan retires from Bradbury

October 20, 2015

The Bradbury Co., a provider of roll forming and leveling equipment in Moundridge, Kan., has announced the retirement of Anwar Khan after 32 years of engineering service. Khan joined the company in 1983 as a designer and spent the last 15 years serving as mechanical engineering manager. He was...

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Shape Corp. to build plant in Alabama

October 15, 2015

Shape Corp. has announced plans to build a $24 million manufacturing plant in Athens, Ala., creating 170 jobs. The facility is expected to be operational by late summer 2016. The company offers roll forming and injection molding services for industries including automotive, office furniture,...

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Chicago Roll Co. names VP of engineering

October 13, 2015

Chicago Roll Co., Lombard, Ill., has promoted Mike Quintao to vice president of engineering. He has been with the company for 15 years. Chicago Roll Co. designs, manufactures, and refurbishes tooling to support the tube, pipe, and roll forming...

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Bridge decking roll forming line changes over quickly from one profile to another

September 23, 2015

Samco Machinery has introduced a continuous bridge deck roll forming line with a postcut operation. Four profiles—2, 2.5, 3, and 4 in.—are roll formed, end formed in the press, and cut to length. Rafted tops (cassettes) with quick-coupling disconnects provide quick changeovers from one profile...

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Better testing leads to better roll forming

August 25, 2015


A new testing device uncovers the range of yield stresses in specific materials and thus helps roll forming technicians better predict how certain materials will perform.

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Hynes Industries acquires American Roll Form Products

August 21, 2015

Hynes Industries, a Youngstown, Ohio, provider of roll formed shapes and strip steel products serving the truck trailer, solar, overhead door, steel service center, and industrial markets, has announced the acquisition of American Roll Form Products, Painesville, Ohio. This acquisition gives...

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Auto-adjust panel roll forming line introduced

July 9, 2015

Samco Machinery has introduced an on-the-fly auto-adjust panel line with stiffening ribs. This continuous roll forming line with a blank feeding operation can run variable speeds from 0 to 200 FPM via a variable-frequency drive. Features include a powered roller conveyor with automated guide...

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Coe Press to supply coil feeding line to Superior Roll Forming

July 2, 2015

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, Mich., has received a coil feeding line order from Superior Roll Forming, a provider of roll formed and welded assemblies in Valley City, Ohio, that serves the automotive industry. The 18-in. line can process coil from 0.030 to 0.250 in. thick., depending...

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Samco appoints electrical services coordinator

June 24, 2015

Roll forming equipment manufacturer Samco Machinery Ltd., Toronto, has promoted Jim Harmer to electrical services coordinator. He coordinates all electrical development activities, including project planning, scheduling, work assignments, and reporting on electrical department metrics and...

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Heavy-gauge stud roll former introduced

May 6, 2015

Kolev Eng. Inc. has designed a new heavy-gauge (25- to 12-ga.) duplex stud roll former. It features double inboard stands with cluster gears drive, inline and exit corner rolls calibration units, and automatic web and leg adjustment. The machine handles all widths and heights. Pre- and postcut...

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Dreistern hires sales manager

May 1, 2015

Dreistern Inc., Telford, Pa., a manufacturer of turnkey roll forming systems and tube mills, has hired Scott W. Slagle as sales manager Midwest. Slagle is responsible for increasing the company’s presence west of the Mississippi. He is based in the Des Moines, Iowa,...

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App highlights roll forming equipment

April 21, 2015

Samco Machinery has released its first company app, available in the iTunes® App Store for iPhone® and iPad® users. The app comprises a company overview with corporate video and roll forming product gallery; a series of industry subpages containing video, product descriptions, and spec...

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Custom Rollforming Corp. names tooling coordinator

March 5, 2015

Custom Rollforming Corp., a corporation within The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., has appointed Colton Snyder as tooling coordinator. Snyder has served as a machine operator II at the company for nearly five years and has operated most of its production lines. He also has assisted in die...

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Combination machines combine axial, roll forming

February 10, 2015

transfluid® Maschinenbau GmbH has developed t form combination machines that offer both swaging and rolling. They automatically feed external components during swaging as needed, positioning and fastening them. This process creates a preform, which may be required for downstream rolling....

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