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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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 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 | By Sue Roberts

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-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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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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