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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Roll-Kraft adds to sales staff

November 7, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has added Jim Cahill to its sales team.Cahill focuses on the Canadian market and works with Roll-Kraft Ltd., Brampton, Ont. He joins the company from Titan Steel Corp., Baltimore, where he was an account manager. He also worked at Olympic Steel, Cleveland; MacSteel Intl.,...

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Roll-Kraft receives safety awards

October 10, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, received two awards for safety from the Lake County Safety Council. One award was for reducing the annual incident rate by 25 percent or more over the previous year. The other award was for operating without an injury requiring lost time from work during 2005.Quarterly...

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Stud-maker throws church building a curve

September 12, 2006 | By Kate Bachman

Radius Track, a fabricator specializing in its patented curved metal studs, replaced many of the heavy-gauge beams in the a church's dome frame with light-gauge steel studs. As a result, the dome was light enough to be supported without view-obstructing columns.

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Roll-Kraft Ltd. installs CNC machine

September 12, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has installed a vertical CNC machine at Roll-Kraft Ltd., Brampton, Ont., for additional production of tooling for the tube and pipe industry.The machine is the eighth CNC model at the facility. Its role is to manufacture large roll tooling with a diameter up to 49 in. The...

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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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