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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Bradbury doubles size of trim shop plant

September 16, 2008

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., a manufacturer of roll forming and coil handling equipment for the metal construction industry, has doubled the size of its dedicated trim shop plant. This...

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Roll-Kraft upgrades FEA system

September 16, 2008

Citing increased demand for finite element analysis (FEA) services in the roll forming and tubing industries, Roll-Kraft has announced upgrades to its current system. Updates included integration of a...

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Roll-Kraft receives safety award

July 15, 2008

Roll-Kraft's safety record recently was reviewed by the Lake County Safety Council in Ohio. As a result, the Mentor, Ohio, company received an award for having no lost-time injuries during the rating...

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Edge treatments for roll formed parts

May 13, 2008

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According to OSHA and BLS data, safety in metal manufacturing has been improving. Workplace injuries and injury severity fell from 2000 to 2006. The biggest improvements have been in severe injuries, so minor injuries have gotten more attention lately. One such minor injury is cutting. Roll formers can do their part to prevent workplace cuts by focusing on deburring.

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Rolling to market - Part I

March 11, 2008

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For many jobs, the toughest part isn't roll forming the parts themselves—it's getting those parts to the customer. Parts are cut-to-length, then placed on immense wooden frames in such a way that allows the maximum load on a truck. That's a lot of material handling. But what if a shop eliminated the packing altogether by taking the roll forming to the job site itself?

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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OMCO announces new CEO

January 15, 2008

OMCO, Wickliffe, Ohio, a producer of roll-formed steel structural shapes, has promoted Gary M. Schuster to CEO and president. Formerly the company's president and COO, he replaces Ben Yorks, who now...

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Surveying suitability of resistance welding for roll formed parts

December 11, 2007

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Of the many weld processes used, resistance, high frequency and fusion welding are the most likely to be integrated with roll forming. Welding processes that are integrated with roll forming include GTAW, fusion, plasma arc welding, laser welding, resistance welding, and high-frequency welding. The fusion weld processes most successfully integrated with rollforming are those that are fast and don't require a filler metal.

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Bradbury names president

December 11, 2007

The Bradbury Co., Moundridge, Kan., a manufacturer of metal roll forming and processing equipment, has promoted COO David Cox to president.Cox, who joined the company in 1997, also has served as...

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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Bradbury Co. announces engineering staff appointments

September 11, 2007

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., has announced two appointments to its engineering staff. The company has hired Mark McFetridge as a senior project engineering manager and Rex Stutterheim as a...

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Bradbury announces sales team leader

June 12, 2007

The Bradbury Co. Inc., Moundridge, Kan., has promoted Matt Werner to sales team leader for the Hayes International product line in the U.S. and for Bradbury Trim Shop equipment. He assists customers...

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Roll form tooling design for air bending

April 10, 2007

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Several techniques are used commonly to reduce profile distortion when air bending with a roll former. These include small-radius forming, false bending, vertical side rolls, and angle side rolls.

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Is metal roofing fabrication right for your shop?

April 10, 2007

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When deciding whether to produce roofing panels, you need to determine your ROI, based on if you can use existing equipment or need new equipment, the required panel appearance; possible line configuration; and material handling options.

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Roll-Kraft installs machinery

February 13, 2007

Roll-Kraft has installed additional CNCs at its headquarters facility in Mentor, Ohio. The addition brings the facility's capacity to 36 CNC machines.The company operates other facilities in...

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