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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Elrae receives OSHA's SHARP recognition

August 8, 2006

Elrae Industries Inc., Alden, N.Y., was awarded a national Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) honor by OSHA.SHARP recognizes small businesses that operate an exemplary safety and health management system. The recognition singles out award recipients among its business peers...

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Roll-Kraft completes seminars

August 8, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, recently completed a series of seminars for manufacturers of tube and pipe and roll forming equipment.In addition to regional seminars held in Los Angeles, the company offers the option to hold seminars in a company's facilities for its own employees. This instruction is...

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Hayes adds to sales team

August 8, 2006

Hayes Intl., Rotorua, New Zealand, a member of The Bradbury Group of companies, has added Sean Wiebe to its U.S. sales team. Wiebe is based at the company's facility in Moundridge, Kan., and assists customers with equipment selection and system design.Hayes Intl. produces coil handling, roll...

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Universal Tube & Rollform completes roll form line

August 8, 2006

Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, in cooperation with Universal Controls Group, has completed a roll form line for the Batesville Casket Co.The line comprises a Tishken 25-ton prepunch with feeder, a Tishken MW2 roll former, and a Tishken cutoff with a U-Trak length...

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Addison Machine adds to engineering department

August 8, 2006

Addison Machine Engineering, Reedsburg, Wis., has added Courtney Fassel and Tom Onate to its engineering department.The addition of Fassel increases the department's drafting capacity, while Onate brings many years of experience in roll tooling...

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Roll-Kraft adds to staff

July 11, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has added several personnel in a variety of positions.Joe Korzen and Jarred Esborn have been added to the engineering staff. Other new hires are Kevin Myers, John Dowler, and Stephan Betts as machinists; Tom Turk as polisher; and Scott Bickel as equipment assembler. The...

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Orbitform names Northwick Associates as European distributor

July 11, 2006

Orbitform Group, Jackson, Mich., has named Northwick Associates, Worcestershire, U.K., as European distributor for the company's products, including orbital forming machines, Adtech and Milford impact riveting machines, rollforming machines, Arbor Automation conveyors, and Marathon welding...

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Roll forming using spring-loaded top rolls

July 11, 2006 | By Rick Blum

For certain sheet metal applications, roll forming with spring-loaded top rolls is a practical production method. This article explains the process, describes various machine configurations, and outlines the criteria for suitable applications. It also discusses product requirements that are incompatible with this process.

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Roll forming machine offers changeover flexibility

June 13, 2006

Tru-Tech Tool & Machine Corp. has developed the Drop In Quick Change, a roll forming machine that allows three methods for changeover from one set of roll tooling to another.In one method, the system removes individual raft plates with four stations each, complete with tooling. The second method...

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Hess Industries appoints president, CEO

June 1, 2006

Hess Industries Inc. has announced the appointment of David Zenger as president and CEO for all operations and business activities worldwide. The announcement, made by Justin Hillenbrand, chairman of Hess Industries Inc., unites all Hess subsidiaries, Hess Engineering Inc., Capitol Technologies...

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Roll former designed for metal building manufacturers

May 9, 2006

Hayes Intl. has introduced the TrimLine™ roll former designed for metal building manufacturers.The roll former is suitable for shops that need more trim than can be efficiently produced by folders or press brakes. The roll formers feature full OSHA guarding, quick-adjust bearing guides, and...

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FKM moves North American headquarters

May 9, 2006

FKM-USA, the North American division of FKM-Walzentechnik, Duisburg, Germany, has relocated its North American headquarters to Frankfort, Ill.The new facility has 3,000 sq. ft. of office space and 30,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space. There are three manufacturing bays, each equipped with a...

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Improving roll forming productivity of roofing components

May 9, 2006 | By Scott Tompson

Roll forming of roofing components for the pre-engineered building and component industries presents unique challenges for manufacturers. Tighter profile tolerances, wider product ranges, and compressed lead times present production challenges for producers running older equipment or those contemplating a move into this market. Some developments in equipment and processes that are important to producing secondary structural members include quick-change roll form tooling systems and tooling that can improve the productivity of roofing components- Cee's, Zee's, Eave Struts, Channel, and Base Angle.

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Macsteel Service Centers USA announces expansion

April 17, 2006

Macsteel Service Centers USA Inc., owned by the global steel company Macsteel Holdings of South Africa, has announced that it is constructing a $10 million metals manufacturing and distribution facility in Tucson, Ariz. The company plans to hire 25 employees within the next few years, with possible...

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Metalcon show set

April 11, 2006

Metalcon Intl., Newton, Mass., has announced that its 2006 show will take place Oct. 3-5 in Tampa, Fla. This is the only annual international show dedicated to metal in construction.This year 262 exhibiting companies will offer international visitors a variety of construction products, including...

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