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Roll Forming for Greenhouses

Using roll form parts to create a greenhouse is a great combination of two green and scalable technologies. Whether your greenhouse product is large or small, roll forming can provide the custom metal structure you need to create a strong, light, and functional product. Roller Die + Forming makes roll form parts from aluminum and several types of steel. These parts can have a standard or custom cross section, from [...]

How Long Does Roll Form Tooling Last?

One of the most common questions the Roller Die + Forming engineers get is how long tooling lasts, especially when a customer is purchasing custom tooling. Standard tooling is great for running many shapes, but customers often have their own specialty cross sections or punch patterns and want custom tooling to make exactly the roll formed metal part they need. I took this question to Jeff Urbanik, Roller Die's Corporate [...]

Why Choose Custom Tooling

While we talk a lot about our Standard Tooling Library, Roller Die + Forming also makes custom tooling. For many of our customers, that's the best option and here are a few reasons why. Customer Owned Tooling. When you purchase custom tooling, you own it. This means that, if you want to, you can take the tooling to another roll former. But with our excellent customer service and just in [...]

National Bourbon & National Blood Donor Day

Bourbon and Blood Donations is a cause the entire team at Roller Die + Forming can get behind. With yesterday being both National Bourbon and National Blood Donor Day, Roller Die partnered with the Kentucky Blood Center to offer a raffle with three excellent top prizes. These included a bourbon basket for Roller Die employees and a RAV4 and five-day Jamaican vacation for all Kentucky residents who donated blood yesterday. [...]

June 14th, 2022|Roll Forming|0 Comments

Optimizing Supplier Locations

When you're considering different suppliers for custom roll formed metal parts, one factor to take into consideration is the location of the supplier and related logistics of transferring parts from the supplier's facility to yours or to the installation location. With locations across the southeast US and in central Mexico, Roller Die + Forming is able to leverage our various locations to serve a wide variety of clients and industries [...]

Mixing Standard and Custom Tooling

To create roll formed metal shapes, we use specially-designed rollers that bend the strip metal incrementally until the correct cross-section is achieved. These rollers, along with pre-punches, presses, and cut-off dies, are part of the tooling that is necessary to create a part. Each time your part is run at Roller Die, this tooling must be pulled out of storage, prepared, and set up on the line for use. Our [...]

May 26th, 2022|Roll Forming|0 Comments

Solar Carports and Covers

Solar carports are one of those obviously really good ideas and they are starting to pop up across the country, shading cars and keeping them cool during the day while providing energy to power buildings and even those same cars. In areas of the country where solar is a strong source of alternative power, solar carports are a great way to solve two problems. The solar carport market is rapidly [...]

May 19th, 2022|Roll Forming|0 Comments

Rapidly growing custom metal forming company Roller Die expands Louisville, KY staff, adding and expanding in several key roles.

LOUISVILLE, KY, April 26, 2022 – Louisville-based custom metal part manufacturer Roller Die + Forming recently added to their talent pool in the corporate headquarters with several new business development and support roles. With over 100% growth over the last ten years and the increasing demand for American suppliers, Roller Die management knows that bringing in the right talent is important to continued success. Austin Horvat, one of three new [...]

May 5th, 2022|Roll Forming|0 Comments

New 2.5″ Roll Form Line Installed in Queretaro, Mexico

Recently, the Roller Die + Forming plant in Queretaro, Mexico, acquired a 2 1/2" (2.5") line to add additional capabilities to the location. This line gives the Mexico location greater capacity and gives our customers more options. Specifically, the new line can handle parts that are 0.079" to 0.140" thick, which is thicker than many of our other roll lines. While this line could produce parts for a wide variety [...]

April 27th, 2022|Roll Forming|0 Comments

When You Might Need Custom Tooling

At Roller Die + Forming, we're justifiably proud of our huge inventory of standard tooling. We're able to make a lot of complex shapes and help our customers keep costs low with this excellent variety. However, there are many times customers still want us to create custom tooling and several advantages in doing so. Truly Unique Parts. When you have custom tooling made for your cross section, it will truly [...]

April 26th, 2022|Roll Forming|0 Comments