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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OMCO launches new website

August 13, 2013

OMCO, Wickliffe, Ohio, has launched its new website at www.omcoform.com. It offers detailed information about the company's processes and capabilities in custom roll forming. The firm's menu of contract manufacturing services has been named Roll Forming Plus, which is explained in detail on the...

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Fontijne Grotnes Group, Sango Co. sign license agreement

August 5, 2013

Sango, a Japan-based manufacturer of automotive components, and the Fontijne Grotnes Group, a Netherlands supplier of manufacturing equipment and processes, have signed a license agreement allowing the Fontijne Grotnes Group company Fontijne Formitt to market CNC eccentric and oblique spinforming...

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American Roll Form Products installs new rolling mill

August 1, 2013

American Roll Form Products (ARFP), a manufacturer of custom roll formed products in Painesville, Ohio, has installed a new high-speed rolling mill at its new 53,200-sq.-ft. satellite manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nev. The stock reel is a double-ended uncoiler with 10,000-lb. coil...

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Three-roll plate machine fabricates storage tanks, pressure vessels - TheFabricator.com

Three-roll plate machine fabricates storage tanks, pressure vessels

July 31, 2013

Davi has designed a MAV three-roll plate roll machine with variable axes for a fabricator of storage tanks and pressure vessels in Turkey. The machine has a capacity of 10 ft. by 5.375...

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OMCO president wins regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year designation

July 11, 2013

Custom roll forming company OMCO, Wickliffe, Ohio, has announced that its president and CEO, Gary Schuster, has been selected as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2013 Northeast Ohio in the distribution and manufacturing category. Schuster joined the company in 2006 with more than...

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Universal Tube & Rollform launches new website

May 22, 2013

Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, has launched a redesigned website at www.utubeonline.com. The site provides visitors with accessibility to updated information about its inventory of used machinery. Navigation has been simplified with a redesigned front page. The...

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Bradbury Group announces promotion at Hayes Intl.

April 4, 2013

The Bradbury Group, Moundridge, Kan., has announced the promotion of Wayne Kennedy to managing director of Hayes Intl., Rotorua, New Zealand. Kennedy previously served as sales and marketing manager since 1998. The companies of The Bradbury Group, including Hayes Intl., are manufacturers and...

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Bradbury Group forms strategic partnership with Global Roofing Solutions Ltd.

March 28, 2013

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., has announced a strategic partnership with Global Roofing Solutions Ltd., Tauranga, New Zealand. "This partnership further enhances our ability to offer quality metal roofing products and aligns with our corporate goals to be a well-positioned solutions...

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Roll-Kraft adds four employees

March 7, 2013

Roll-Kraft, a manufacturer of tooling for the tube and pipe and roll forming industries, has hired four new employees at its Mentor, Ohio, headquarters. The company has added Jacob Bohinc and Tyler Kirby to its shipping/receiving and cleaning/regrinds departments. Billy Breeding has been hired as...

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Kent opens Mexico service center, starts up two strip accumulators

February 25, 2013

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has opened an office in Monterrey, Mexico — a partnership between Kent and the newly formed Piecsa Equipment & Consumables. Piecsa will provide sales and service of new and used Kent equipment to the Latin American market. The company also will manufacture...

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American Roll Form Products opens facility in Nevada

February 19, 2013

American Roll Form Products (ARFP), Painesville, Ohio, a manufacturer of custom roll formed products, has opened a 40,000-sq.-ft. satellite facility in North Las Vegas, Nev., to support customers and projects in the Southwest. It will be operational by the end of March 2013, with two rolling mills...

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Rafter Equipment appoints new staff

January 24, 2013

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has announced a number of new staff appointments. Daniel Whitehill, formerly vice president of engineering, has been named president. He has been with the company since 1994. Walter Krenz, formerly the president of the company, continues to provide sales...

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Michigan Roll Form moves to new plant

November 17, 2012

Michigan Roll Form Inc. has moved to a new, 40,000-sq.-ft. facility in Commerce, Mich., doubling the floor space it had at its previous location in Fraser, Mich. The expansion will add new jobs in manufacturing and engineering. After acquiring TruTech in 2010, the company expanded its customer...

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Roll-Kraft increases tooling production

October 30, 2012

Roll-Kraft is installing additional large-capacity CNC machines at two of its facilities to meet an increase in requests for larger tube and pipe roll tooling from the oil and gas industry. The additional machine at the headquarters factory in Mentor, Ohio, will produce rolls up to 40 in. dia. The...

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American Punch earns ISO 9001:2008 recertification

October 9, 2012

American Punch Co., Cleveland, has announced its recertification to ISO 9001:2008. The company manufactures punches, dies, and shear blades for the structural steel and metal fabricating industries. It also supplies precision die components to the stamping, roll forming, and metal forming...

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