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 method simplifies curved part production

January 11, 2005

The Swedish company Ortic, together with Bemo of Germany, has developed a new method of roll forming steel sections. Dubbed Monroe, the method uses high-precision computer control and infinitely...

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Roll forming basics

January 11, 2005

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Roll forming, often called open-section forming, uses successive sets of roller dies to bend a strip of steel progressively until the desired shape is achieved. This process is very similar to traditional tube- and pipemaking, but differs in that it can form more complicated sections.

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Bradbury Group appoints western European sales manager

October 12, 2004

The Bradbury Group, with headquarters in Moundridge, Kan., has appointed Arjen Schuit as sales manager of its member companies in western Europe. Schuit handles sales of all roll forming and related...

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Samco expands sales dept.

June 8, 2004

Samco Machinery Ltd. has announced that Eric Martin has joined the company as national sales manager. Martin, who is based in Atlanta, has 16 years' experience in the roll forming industry.Samco...

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OMCO’s WG Corp. earns ISO 9001:2000 certification

June 8, 2004

Wickliffe, Ohio-based OMCO has announced that its WG Corp. subsidiary in Morgantown, Pa. has earned its ISO 9001:2000 certification from Smithers Quality Assessments Inc.OMCO, a producer of roll...

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Bradbury Group acquires Metform Engineering assets

May 4, 2004

The Bradbury Group, a manufacturer of roll forming equipment and integrated systems designed for metal forming applications, acting through its European subsidiary, Bradbury International U.K. Ltd.,...

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Worn out roll forming tooling and no drawings?

March 25, 2004

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You may have found yourself saying, "I need to make an engineering change to my roll form tooling, but I don't have the roll tooling designs or drawings." When you are faced with this situation you will have to start at the beginning, basically, and reverse-engineer the complete set of roll form tooling.

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How important is roll forming lubrication compatibility?

September 25, 2003

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At first glance, it doesn't seem that the compatibility of the lubricant used in the roll forming process needs much attention. You'd better look again. It may surprise you that the chemical and physical properties of the roll forming lubricant leave fingerprints in at least six different areas of the operation.

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Roll formers look for a win

September 25, 2003

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Many systems enable users to download a DXF drawing directly into the roll forming line's computer.Not everyone can be the New York Yankees, or even the roll forming version—especially in today's economic climate.It would be nice, though. The Bronx Bombers have used a fat wallet and keen scouting...

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Advanced roll forming troubleshooting

February 27, 2003

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When troubleshooting a roll forming operation, you first need to make sure the roll form tooling is designed and built properly and will produce a quality product when all the conditions are correct.

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Working with your people

July 11, 2002

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If people are your most precious resource, why aren't you spending more money to train them properly?

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Examining roll forming machinery, tooling, and lubrication

June 13, 2002

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Given the problems in your roll forming operation aren't attributable to material, you may want to look into machinery setup and especially your lubrication situation to uncover the real culprit.

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Material—Is it always a problem?

May 16, 2002

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If the problem with your roll forming operation lies in your material, here are some tips in getting to the heart of the problem.

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Exploring the roll forming process

March 28, 2002

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If trying to improve your roll forming operation, look at the four M's -- machine, materials, manpower, and method. Those four areas hold the key to whatever may ail you.

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Hot rolled sheet coils

How important is sheet and plate steel flatness?

March 14, 2002

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This article examines flatness of steel, discussing the outcome of combining temper passing and leveling in the same line. It also provides the outcomes of experimentation on steel that has been leveled, temper passed, and both. Furthermore, it gives a few real world examples of who is using this process and what they are saying about it.

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