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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 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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Roll-Kraft adds to outside sales team - TheFabricator.com

Roll-Kraft adds to outside sales team

September 21, 2012

Roll-Kraft Inc., Mentor, Ohio, has promoted Ron Tucker to the outside sales department. Having joined the company in 1988, Tucker has served in manufacturing, CNC programming, MasterCam programming, lean manufacturing, and inside sales positions. Tucker will serve customers in the South and on...

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Roll-Kraft installs measuring arm

July 24, 2012

Roll-Kraft has announced the addition of a Faro Edge measuring arm to the inspection area at its Mentor, Ohio, roll tooling manufacturing facility. Often customers need a new roll but have no prints or drawings to use for manufacturing. The measuring arm uses reverse engineering to analyze the...

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Roll-Kraft approved for ISO recertification

March 6, 2012

Roll-Kraft has announced the ISO recertification of two of its manufacturing facilities. Roll-Kraft in Mentor, Ohio is certified to ISO 9001:2008 With Design, while Roll-Kraft Ltd. in Woodbridge, Ont., is certified to ISO 9001:2008. The company provides tooling to the tube and pipe and roll...

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Roll Forming Corp. redesigns Web site

March 1, 2012

Roll Forming Corp., Shelbyville, Ky., has launched a redesigned Web site at www.rfcorp.com. It features user-friendly navigation and information covering products, services, technical resources, and corporate contacts. The site's design integrates the company's newly developed corporate identity...

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ARKU appoints North American president - TheFabricator.com

ARKU appoints North American president

February 22, 2012

ARKU Coil Systems, Cincinnati, has appointed Jurgen Jost as its president for North America. He brings many years of sales and management experience to the position. The company — the U.S. subsidiary of ARKU Maschinenbau GmbH of Baden-Baden, Germany — manufactures hydraulic...

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Formtek installs machining center for roll tooling production

February 2, 2012

Formtek has installed a new eight-axis, dual-chuck machining center at its Cleveland location. According to the company, the new machine will eliminate many of the time-consuming steps currently involved in its roll form tooling production while helping to increase tooling quality and consistency....

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Roll-Kraft adds to sales team - Roll Forming Tech Cell - TheFabricator.com

Roll-Kraft adds to sales team

December 14, 2011

Roll-Kraft, a producer of tube and pipe tooling and roll forming tooling in Mentor, Ohio, has announced the addition of Juergen Hack to the staff at Roll-Kraft Ltd. in Woodbridge, Ont., as an account manager. Hack worked previously as technical business development manager for ECO Solutions FT...

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Roll-Kraft staffer named to FMA's Young Professional Council - TheFabricator.com

Roll-Kraft staffer named to FMA's Young Professional Council

November 7, 2011

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has announced that Account Manager Patrick J. Hopkins has been selected to be a part of the Young Professional Council, sponsored by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA). The council's mission is to identify, create, and establish mentoring and...

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