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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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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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Samco Machinery appoints VP of Rolling Division

February 25, 2016

Samco Machinery, a roll forming machinery manufacturer based in Toronto, has appointed Darryl Levesque as vice president, Rolling Division. Having joined the company in 2014, Levesque has a background in automotive parts production and implementing new processes and...

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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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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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