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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D.A. Stuart VP retires, replacement named

March 7, 2006

D.A. Stuart, Warrenville, Ill., has appointed Charlie Santangelo as vice president of operations effective in May. Santangelo replaces Gene Carline, who has announced his retirement.Santangelo joined...

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Roll-Kraft receives perfect score on ISO certification

March 7, 2006

For the second year in a row, Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has completed its annual ISO 9001:2000 certification with no major or minor nonconformities.Roll-Kraft manufactures equipment for the tube,...

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Universal Tube opens division company

February 7, 2006

Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, Perrysburg, Ohio, has announced the opening of another division company, Universal Controls Group USA, which specializes in mill control systems.Universal Controls...

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End distortion on roll formed parts

December 13, 2005

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Roll-formed parts are subject to end distortion when the parts are cut at the end of the roll-forming line. Understanding the forces that contribute to end distortion is the first step to balancing the forces and eliminating end distortion.

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In the loop on closed-loop roll forming?

December 13, 2005

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In roll forming, non-stop punching and shear systems have traditionally employed simple open-loop control methods. Closed-loop (also called servo-based) systems can overcome many limitations of the open-loop design and yield higher line speeds, reduce downtime, and reduce scrap.

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Roll-Kraft adds personnel

June 14, 2005

Roll-Kraft, Mentor, Ohio, has appointed Shawn Mitchell to its sales staff and Jeffrey Misley as project manager.Mitchell has many years of experience in the industry and has worked with the company's...

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A good start makes a difference

March 8, 2005

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Understanding the relationship between the elevation of the entrance guide and the shape of the roll formed strip is crucial to satisfactory roll forming. The entance guide elevation, if improperly set, can cause the strip to bow and twist as it leaves the first forming pass. Setting the elevation properly can help to eliminate additional stress and strain at the strip edges that cause bow and twist.

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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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