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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Meeting the Standard

January 9, 2007

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Using old roll forming technology is one thing, but it's another to use or buy equipment that does not have essential features that now are considered standard. Learn which five features must be included in roll forming equipment and why they simplify manufacturing.

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Surveying suitability of welding processes for roll formed parts

December 12, 2006

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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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System provides precision roll formed parts at high speeds

December 12, 2006

Dreistern's Start-Stop® technology provides precision roll formed parts at high production speeds.In the Start-Stop mode, the advancing profile is stopped briefly during the cutoff and punching...

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Roll-Kraft adds to sales staff

November 7, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has added Jim Cahill to its sales team.Cahill focuses on the Canadian market and works with Roll-Kraft Ltd., Brampton, Ont. He joins the company from Titan Steel Corp.,...

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Roll-Kraft receives safety awards

October 10, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, received two awards for safety from the Lake County Safety Council. One award was for reducing the annual incident rate by 25 percent or more over the previous year. The...

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Stud-maker throws church building a curve

September 12, 2006

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Radius Track, a fabricator specializing in its patented curved metal studs, replaced many of the heavy-gauge beams in the a church's dome frame with light-gauge steel studs. As a result, the dome was light enough to be supported without view-obstructing columns.

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Roll-Kraft Ltd. installs CNC machine

September 12, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has installed a vertical CNC machine at Roll-Kraft Ltd., Brampton, Ont., for additional production of tooling for the tube and pipe industry.The machine is the eighth CNC...

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Elrae receives OSHA's SHARP recognition

August 8, 2006

Elrae Industries Inc., Alden, N.Y., was awarded a national Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) honor by OSHA.SHARP recognizes small businesses that operate an exemplary safety...

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Roll-Kraft completes seminars

August 8, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, recently completed a series of seminars for manufacturers of tube and pipe and roll forming equipment.In addition to regional seminars held in Los Angeles, the company offers...

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Hayes adds to sales team

August 8, 2006

Hayes Intl., Rotorua, New Zealand, a member of The Bradbury Group of companies, has added Sean Wiebe to its U.S. sales team. Wiebe is based at the company's facility in Moundridge, Kan., and assists...

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Universal Tube & Rollform completes roll form line

August 8, 2006

Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corp., Perrysburg, Ohio, in cooperation with Universal Controls Group, has completed a roll form line for the Batesville Casket Co.The line comprises a Tishken...

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Addison Machine adds to engineering department

August 8, 2006

Addison Machine Engineering, Reedsburg, Wis., has added Courtney Fassel and Tom Onate to its engineering department.The addition of Fassel increases the department's drafting capacity, while Onate...

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Roll-Kraft adds to staff

July 11, 2006

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has added several personnel in a variety of positions.Joe Korzen and Jarred Esborn have been added to the engineering staff. Other new hires are Kevin Myers, John Dowler, and...

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Orbitform names Northwick Associates as European distributor

July 11, 2006

Orbitform Group, Jackson, Mich., has named Northwick Associates, Worcestershire, U.K., as European distributor for the company's products, including orbital forming machines, Adtech and Milford impact...

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Roll forming using spring-loaded top rolls

July 11, 2006

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For certain sheet metal applications, roll forming with spring-loaded top rolls is a practical production method. This article explains the process, describes various machine configurations, and outlines the criteria for suitable applications. It also discusses product requirements that are incompatible with this process.

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