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 forming machine delivers product mix flexibility - TheFabricator.com

Roll forming machine delivers product mix flexibility

October 3, 2012

Dreistern has developed a new roll forming machine concept offering product mix flexibility. The multifunctional roll forming machine allows operations such as roll forming, punching, and welding to be executed at any position on the machine via component exchange — within a time period...

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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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Rolling, rolling, and rolling complex profiles - TheFabricator.com

Rolling, rolling, and rolling complex profiles

September 3, 2012

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Commercial Roll Formed Products uses a 60-station, modular Dreistern roll forming line to produce highly complex profiles. A focus on producing custom parts has helped the Canadian family-run business grow to include over 30 roll form lines.

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Roll forming: A sometimes overlooked done-in-one process - TheFabricator.com

Roll forming: A sometimes overlooked done-in-one process

August 3, 2012

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Roll forming isn’t just for simple gutters or panels, but also for custom welded tubes. Components begin as metal coil and are formed in the rolling mill; prenotching adds the desired slots and holes; then, they are finally seam-welded. All this can be accomplished in one production process.

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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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Flying cutoff pneumatic presses designed for roll forming line - TheFabricator.com

Flying cutoff pneumatic presses designed for roll forming line

June 21, 2012

AIRAM® Press Co. Ltd. has engineered, built, and installed four flying cutoff pneumatic presses for a manufacturer serving the mining industry. The 20- to 140-ton air presses complete a roll forming line that produces structural supports from 0.1875-in. steel for mining applications. With a...

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Angle rolls feature new low-profile design

April 5, 2012

Carell Corp. has introduced a new lower-profile design on its 4-, 5-, and 6-in.-capacity angle rolls. The new design gives operators a more direct line of site to the material during rolling, which can eliminate the need for a pit in many circumstances. The machines employ independent hydraulic...

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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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What's on the horizon for roll forming? - TheFabricator.com

What's on the horizon for roll forming?

August 1, 2011

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The roll forming industry is not as straight forward as it used to be. Customers demand more sophisticated shapes and quicker turnarounds. Johnson Bros. Metal Forming, Berkeley, Ill., has rolled with the changes over the past 25 years and now sees an exciting future serving the solar equipment industry.

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Roll-Kraft announces additions to staff

July 11, 2011

Roll-Kraft, a producer of tube and pipe roll tooling and roll forming roll tooling in Mentor, Ohio, has made several staff appointments. Roderick Paris has been named account manager. He previously worked in sales, marketing, and management positions at Nuconsteel, Tyco Intl., Kroy Building...

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