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.
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...
April 10, 2007
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.
January 9, 2007
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.
December 12, 2006
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.
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...
September 12, 2006
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.