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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Pyramid roll forms contoured, conical, tapered parts

April 23, 2014

The JMT Aircraft Roll is a pyramid roll that can form the leading edge of aircraft wing skins and other contoured, conical, and tapered parts used in aircraft construction. The distance between the lower rolls can be adjusted to change the radius of the bend, while the elevation of each end of...

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Rafter ships 24-in. weld box

April 14, 2014

Rafter Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of tube and pipe mills, roll forming machines, cutoff machines, and other related tube and pipe mill machinery in Strongsville, Ohio, has shipped a 24-in. weld squeeze box to a North American API pipe producer. The box is part of an upgrade to the customer's...

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Omco’s management system certified to ISO 9001

April 3, 2014

Omco, a custom roll former in Wickliffe, Ohio, has announced that its management system has been certified to ISO 9001. The certification applies to all of its operating locations: Wickliffe; Pierceton, Ind.; and Phoenix. The company develops engineered shapes for industries including...

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Roll former cuts prototyping time

March 31, 2014

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Prototyping a roll formed profile doesn’t have to be done in the conventional way, with hardened tooling and short runs made from long strips of material (or coil). American Roll Form uses butt-welded strips of steel, fed into a roll former outfitted with soft tooling, to prototype roll-formed sections. It uses a few other strategies that substantially reduce prototyping cost and lead-time.

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HRH Capital/Roller Die acquires Pyramid Mouldings

March 26, 2014

HRH Capital LLC/ Roller Die & Forming Inc., a Louisville, Ky., producer of standard and custom roll formed parts, has acquired Pyramid Mouldings Inc., a manufacturer of roll formed products in Green Cove Springs, Fla. The business continues to operate as Pyramid Mouldings and maintains its...

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Kent supplies coil end welding machine to roll former in India

March 25, 2014

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has supplied a second coil end welder to a large roll forming company in India. The coil end welder eliminates rethreading the roll form, tube, and stamping lines. The machine offers a three-blade crop shear that gives a distortion-free cut, says the company....

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Samco Machinery names international sales manager

March 20, 2014

Samco Machinery Ltd., Toronto, a provider of roll forming and coil processing equipment, has promoted Jorgo Ruco to international sales manager. In this position, he manages international prospects and customers, working directly with the company’s agent base...

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Omco breaks ground for expanded Indiana plant

March 18, 2014

Custom roll former Omco, Wickliffe, Ohio, has broken ground on a 42,000-sq.-ft. expansion in Pierceton, Ind. The $6.7 million project is expected to increase plant capacity by more than 50 percent. The expansion will include the addition of roll forming lines and the redesign of existing...

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Roll forming line produces shelves automatically

March 3, 2014

Samco’s automated shelf roll forming line allows for the manufacture of shelf products from raw coil to finished shelf. The machine feeds coil strip to a prepunch and prenotch system, producing cut-to-length blanks that are roll formed and wing-bent into complete shelves. The duplex-type roll...

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Bradbury adds location in Italy

February 21, 2014

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., has announced the addition of Bradbury Group Italy S.r.l. in Tribano, Italy. The acquisition of the assets of Industrie Pu.Ma. expands the company’s product offering to include continuous PUR/PIR insulated sandwich panel equipment. The 214,000-sq.-ft....

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American Roll Form Products receives award for innovation, safety

February 20, 2014

American Roll Form Products (ARFP), a custom metal fabricator in Painesville, Ohio, has received the Pitcher Insurance Agency Safety Award from the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA). The annual award recognizes high achievement in the metal forming industry in the areas of design, safety,...

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Formtek Maine adds CNC turning center

February 4, 2014

Formtek Maine, Clinton, Maine, has purchased an Okuma LB4000 turning center. The machine — the company’s fourth CNC turning center — adds capacity for manufacturing parts for the company’s press feed and coil metal processing equipment. The turning center can turn parts up to 16.93 in....

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    FABTECH 2014

    November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Omco to export turnkey roll forming facility to Australia

    December 5, 2013

    Custom roll former Omco, Wickliffe, Ohio, has entered into an agreement with IXL Solar of Australia to provide technical expertise related to IXL Solar’s design and production of roll formed parts for use in the construction of a 155-MW solar project near the towns of Nyngan and Broken Hill in...

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