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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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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SMS Siemag to supply cold mill to Aleris

January 29, 2015

SMS Siemag, Pittsburgh, has received an order from Aleris, an aluminum coil manufacturer, for the supply of a CVC® plus single-stand, six-high aluminum cold rolling mill as part of an expansion of its facility in Lewisport, Ky. The mill will produce coil up to 7.7 ft. wide, enabling Aleris to...

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The Bradbury Group announces awarding of roller leveling patent

January 20, 2015

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., has been awarded patent #8893537 for its e•Drive® roller leveling technology. Bradbury has produced 50 leveling machines equipped with this controlled-tension technology for gauges from 0.015 to 1 in. The system is available on new levelers or can be...

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The Bradbury Co. announces two staff promotions

January 2, 2015

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., has announced the promotion of Mike Meuli to project engineering manager and Jeremy Croley to Plant 2 manager. Employed with the company since 1997, Meuli previously held the position of Plant 2 manager. In his new role, Meuli monitors and evaluates...

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Roll-Kraft adds to key management positions

December 17, 2014

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, a provider of roll tooling to the tube and pipe and roll forming industries, has announced additions to its primary management team. James Racco has been hired as general manager – operations excellence for the company’s Roll-Kraft Northern facility in Frankfort,...

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