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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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Welser names president/CEO for U.S. branch

February 21, 2017

Welser Profile GmbH, a manufacturer of customized cold roll formed sections and tubes made from steel, stainless steel, and nonferrous materials, has named Bill Johnson as North American president/CEO. His primary responsibility is to work with existing and new customers to finalize and elaborate...

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Roll-Kraft’s Woodbridge, Ont., facility recertified to ISO 9001:2008

January 30, 2017

Mentor, Ohio-based Roll-Kraft has announced the recertification of its Woodbridge, Ont., facility, Roll-Kraft Ltd., to ISO 9001:2008. The scope of this registration includes the manufacture and refurbishment of metal rolls and related equipment for the tube, pipe, and roll forming...

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Custom Rollforming Corp. appoints national accounts manager

January 12, 2017

Custom Rollforming Corp., a member of The Bradbury Group of companies in Moundridge, Kan., has named Collin Peck as national accounts manager. A graduate of Wichita State University, Peck has more than nine years of experience in the metals distribution and manufacturing industry. The company...

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Bradbury hires business development manager

January 12, 2017

The Bradbury Group of companies, Moundridge, Kan., has hired Caner Dogruyol as business development manager, based in Kuopio, Finland. He markets the firm’s roll forming and insulated panel equipment in the Nordic region, eastern Europe, Middle East, and northern Africa. Caner has 16 years of...

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LaserCoil forms strategic alliance with Bradbury

January 10, 2017

Napoleon, Ohio-based LaserCoil Technologies LLC has entered into a strategic alliance with The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., a provider of roll forming and coil processing equipment. Through this agreement both companies will promote turnkey coil-fed laser blanking systems to Bradbury’s...

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Samco Machinery names project manager

January 5, 2017

Samco Machinery, a provider of roll forming equipment based in Toronto, has hired Sayed Rahman as project manager. Rahman has extensive knowledge and experience in custom-engineered systems and in building strong relationships with internal and external...

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Rafter ships Turk’s-heads with 3-axis servo adjustment

November 8, 2016

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has shipped three RT-2500 single-sided Turk’s-head straighteners, each with 3-axis servo motorized adjustments, to a North American custom roll former of direct-welded profiles. The new straighteners replace existing block-type and barrel...

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SMS Technical Services opens workshop in Arkansas

October 6, 2016

Germany-based SMS Technical Services has opened a service and maintenance workshop in Osceola, Ark., less than two miles from the Big River Steel (BRS) plant. SMS will take care of all service and maintenance activities for the CSP® (Compact Strip Production) at the steel plant, such as molds,...

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Roll-Kraft acquires Chicago Roll

October 5, 2016

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has announced its acquisition of Chicago Roll Co., a Lombard, Ill., company offering design, manufacturing, and refurbishing of tooling for the tube, pipe, and roll forming industry. The Lombard facility has more than 48,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space with 17 CNC...

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OMCO adds custom welded tube capability

September 8, 2016

Wickliffe, Ohio-based custom roll former OMCO has announced that it now has custom welded tube manufacturing capability. The company’s new 200-ft.-long mill is highly automated, permitting the manufacture of highly processed standard-shaped tubes and custom profiles to fit specific requirements....

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Samco adds two staff members

August 24, 2016

Samco Machinery, a Toronto-based provider of roll forming and coil processing equipment, has announced two staff additions.Gary Sanford has been named project manager in the project management office. He previously worked for Samco and has extensive training and experience in lean manufacturing,...

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Samco Machinery hires production manager, mechanical engineer

August 8, 2016

Toronto-based Samco Machinery, a manufacturer of roll forming machines, uncoilers, roll tooling, presses, and material handling systems, has hired Stephen McPherson as production manager in the rolling division and Sarim Khalil as a mechanical designer in corporate engineering. McPherson has...

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Rafter ships weld squeeze box and straightener to roll formed parts producer

July 18, 2016

Strongsville, Ohio-based Rafter Equipment Corp. has delivered an RT-3000 high-frequency induction five-roll weld squeeze box and an RT-3000 double-sided turkshead straightener to a North American custom roll formed parts producer. The equipment is used for the production of HSLA welded seam...

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The Bradbury Group announces staff promotions

April 11, 2016

The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., a manufacturer of roll forming and coil processing equipment, has announced the promotions of two staff members. Jerry Graber has been named vice president manufacturing. He has been with the company since 1981, serving as senior manager manufacturing for...

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Dreistern names after-sales service manager

March 16, 2016

Dreistern Inc., Telford, Pa., has hired Thomas P. Hoey as after-sales service manager. The company, a subsidiary of Germany-based Dreistern GmbH & Co. KG, is a manufacturer of turnkey roll forming installations and tube mills....

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