Roll Forming Articles

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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Advanced roll forming troubleshooting

February 27, 2003

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When troubleshooting a roll forming operation, you first need to make sure the roll form tooling is designed and built properly and will produce a quality product when all the conditions are correct.

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Working with your people

July 11, 2002

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If people are your most precious resource, why aren't you spending more money to train them properly?

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Examining roll forming machinery, tooling, and lubrication

June 13, 2002

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Given the problems in your roll forming operation aren't attributable to material, you may want to look into machinery setup and especially your lubrication situation to uncover the real culprit.

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Material—Is it always a problem?

May 16, 2002

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If the problem with your roll forming operation lies in your material, here are some tips in getting to the heart of the problem.

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Exploring the roll forming process

March 28, 2002

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If trying to improve your roll forming operation, look at the four M's -- machine, materials, manpower, and method. Those four areas hold the key to whatever may ail you.

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Hot rolled sheet coils

How important is sheet and plate steel flatness?

March 14, 2002

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This article examines flatness of steel, discussing the outcome of combining temper passing and leveling in the same line. It also provides the outcomes of experimentation on steel that has been leveled, temper passed, and both. Furthermore, it gives a few real world examples of who is using this process and what they are saying about it.

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Selecting the right materials for roll forming—Part 2

September 13, 2001

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This is the second part of a two-part article. Read Part I. If you examine the mechanical properties of several materials, including carbon steel, alloyed steel, stainless steel, as they relate to roll forming, you'll gain an understanding of the influence of some primary metal processes on roll forming.

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Selecting the right materials for roll forming—Part 1

September 13, 2001

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This is the first part of a two-part article. Read Part II.If you >examine the mechanical properties of several materials, including carbon steel, alloyed steel, stainless steel, as they relate to roll forming, you'll gain an understanding of the influence of some primary metal processes on roll forming.

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Mill coolant system design

May 15, 2001

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What kind of coolant system you construct for your tube mill or roll forming operation is just as important as what type of coolant you use.

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