At Roller Die + Forming, we offer Aluminum Extrusion services. Our team of experts can handle virtually all types of aluminum extrusion to your unique requirements. We use the best tools and processes to achieve accurate and highly durable parts, with no room for inconsistencies. From prototype to production, Roller Die + Forming remains your reliable partner for your various extrusion needs.
Aluminum Extrusion vs. Roll Forming
Challenge: A potential customer found the RDF website through an Internet search. After a review of our extensive capabilities, an inquiry was submitted for assistance with a complete conveyor system redesign.
This customer wanted to convert a very costly aluminum extrusion system to a much more manufacturing friendly roll formed system, produced in a quarter-hard stainless steel. With the current supply chain for this system located in Europe, the customer focus was on a two-fold cost reduction initiative: roll formed shapes of the highest quality, produced in the US (roll forming shapes vs aluminum extrusion).
Solution: Through numerous conference calls and concept design sessions, we were able to develop a concept consisting of just a single roll formed shape.
This easily roll formed shape could be mirrored back-to-back, utilizing any two parts yielded at the production line. These two parts would then be spot welded together down the length of the part. This process essentially replicated the tightly toleranced aluminum extrusion design, but at a fraction of the price. Additionally, the strict quality standards Roller Die implemented and repeatability were maintained on critical parts where consistency is the key to success.
Result: The lower cost solution has since paved the way for a much more price-competitive system in the marketplace, and sales for this system have seen substantial growth over the past year. Currently, we are working with this customer on a new project of similar scope, and are continuing to build a solid, long-term customer relationship, while also still providing those win-win solutions.
Roller Die + Forming News & Articles
Steel and Other Materials Used for Roll Forming
Roll forming is what we specialize in at Roller Die + Forming. It is a metal forming process that is widely used in the manufacturing of complex metal shapes. This process involves the continuous bending of a long strip of metal through a series of rollers to form a desired shape. Steel is the most […]
Ron Martin, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Retires, Awarded Kentucky Colonel
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rapidly growing custom metal forming company Roller Die celebrates retirement and Kentucky Colonel award for key member of senior staff Ron Martin. The announcement of Ron Martin’s retirement in December was met by the senior team with a heart-felt outpouring of appreciation for all his support, mentoring, and dedication. For the last […]
Roller Die + Forming Acquires Existing Company Roller Die and Forming of Alabama
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rapidly growing custom metal forming company Roller Die recently acquired Roller Die and Forming of Alabama with a facility located in Eufaula, Alabama. At the close of 2022, Roller Die + Forming completed an acquisition of Roller Die and Forming of Alabama, located in Eufaula, Alabama. As an existing roll form facility […]