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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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 McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...

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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 technical assistant.McFetridge is part of a management team responsible for translating customer...

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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 with equipment selection and system design. Werner joined the Bradbury inside sales staff in 2004...

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Roll form tooling design for air bending

April 10, 2007 | By Hanhui Li

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 | By Paul Williams

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 Frankfurt, Ill., and Brampton,...

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Meeting the Standard

January 9, 2007 | By Jeff Carson

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 | By Bill Schubert

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 operations, after which the profile is accelerated to normal operating speed. All punching cutoff...

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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., Baltimore, where he was an account manager. He also worked at Olympic Steel, Cleveland; MacSteel Intl.,...

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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 other award was for operating without an injury requiring lost time from work during 2005.Quarterly...

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Stud-maker throws church building a curve

September 12, 2006 | By Kate Bachman

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 model at the facility. Its role is to manufacture large roll tooling with a diameter up to 49 in. The...

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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 and health management system. The recognition singles out award recipients among its business peers...

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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 the option to hold seminars in a company's facilities for its own employees. This instruction is...

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