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 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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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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Omco president/CEO named one of four finalists for Entrepreneur Of The Year

December 3, 2013

Omco Corp., a custom roll forming company in Wickliffe, Ohio, has announced that Gary M. Schuster, president and CEO, has been named one of four finalists among distribution and manufacturing firms for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ competition. A 30-year veteran of the...

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Omco announces plant expansion, equipment upgrade - TheFabricator.com

Omco announces plant expansion, equipment upgrade

December 3, 2013

Omco, a manufacturer of custom roll formed parts in Wickliffe, Ohio, has announced plans to begin a major plant expansion and upgrade project at its facility in Pierceton, Ind. The project, expected to cost about $6.7 million, is slated to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2015. The project...

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Cutoff blades cut cleanly to produce dimple-free tube sections - TheFabricator.com

Cutoff blades cut cleanly to produce dimple-free tube sections

October 16, 2013

Engineered for the metal tube, pipe, and roll forming production industries, new tube cutoff blades from Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions are designed to produce dimple-free tubes far down the line. The vacuum heat-treated, precision-ground, high-speed steel blades are available in a variety of...

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Roll form and shine bright - TheFabricator.com

Roll form and shine bright

October 9, 2013

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As revenue tumbled nearly 80 percent during the downturn, OMCO’s sales team searched for new markets that could carry them through the tough times and beyond. Ultimately, they found a sector that grew faster than anyone expected. They found solar.

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Bradbury Machinery Shanghai expands into new facility - TheFabricator.com

Bradbury Machinery Shanghai expands into new facility

August 22, 2013

The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., and Bradbury Machinery Shanghai (BMS) have announced BMS's recent move to a new facility in the Baoshan industrial area of Shanghai. The facility comprises 10,000 sq. ft. of office space and 66,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space. The plant houses the...

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