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Update on the Steel and Aluminum Tariff

Like most manufacturers, the Roller Die team is closely watching the developments in negotiations with China and, in particular, the impacts of the steel and aluminum tariffs on both the negotiations and on businesses who use those imports as part of their products. As it seems likely that the trade war will continue, along with the existing and increased tariffs, businesses are starting to look for creative ways to mitigate […]

By |October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Powder Coating Helps Finish Roll Formed Metal Parts

One add-on process offered by Roller Die is the ability to powder coat metals after the part has been roll formed. The benefits of powder coating include providing a finish designed to resist corrosion that, unlike traditional liquid finishes, uses a less hazardous material. Powder coating also allows the application of a thicker coating to the metal and a smoother, more consistent appearance.

Initially, the coating has a texture similar to […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roller Die Makes Parts for Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems

While the material handling industry has always been a big client for roll formed parts, new advances in warehousing technology, using additional roll formed parts, are opening up additional efficiencies in storage systems. One particularly fascinating improvement, commonly used in Europe and increasing in application in America, are automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS).

These systems allow storage racks to be both tall and deep, holding dozens of similar pallets on […]

By |October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Creating Value for Customers

At Roller Die + Forming, we work directly with our customers to incorporate as much value into a part as possible. Often, creating value for customers means eliminating secondary operations. For example, if your part contains holes, perforations, notches, embossing, or tabs, we can almost always incorporate these features inline as part of our process. Adding these features within the roll forming process eliminates the need to move parts into […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roller Die + Forming Handles Heavy Gauge Metals

Metal roll forming is used in many different industries, from the light grade stainless steel used as trim on luxury yachts to heavy gauge steel used in construction and rail cars. We can help customers create their custom parts using not only our roll formers, but also pre- and post-punched holes, programmable cut-off dies, and one-piece flow manufacturing process. This means many of our customers can have a variety of […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roller Die + Forming is Attending Solar Power International

Join the team from Roller Die + Forming this September 24-26, 2018 at the Solar Power International trade show. We’ll be manning booth #2978 and telling anyone who wants to stop by for a chat about our roll formed racking solutions for the solar industry. Using roll forming is a cost effective way to meet the need for high quality parts as your business grows and Roller Die has experience […]

By |September 21st, 2018|Roller Die News|0 Comments

Roller Die is an Industry Leader in Custom Metal Forming

There are many factors you should consider when looking for a company to help you create your parts, but a big one is how long they’ve been a stable force in the industry. Roll forming is an investment. While it leads to a good price per piece overall, there is an upfront investment in tooling, design, and preparation that goes into each metal roll formed item.

With over 60 years in […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can Roll Forming Replace Stamping and Extrusion?

The industrial designer has many tools available to create the technology we use every day from raw materials. Steel and aluminum can be bent and formed many ways and the challenge is to find the process that creates the most consistent parts in the most cost effective fashion.

Recently, some customers have approached Roller Die + Forming to discuss whether custom roll formed shapes could replace parts they are currently making […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roller Die + Forming is Focused on Speed

An important aspect of lean manufacturing is focusing on making incremental improvements. These changes are designed to help our company, our employees, and our customers create better products. For the next year, throughout Roller Die, we will be focused on a theme of speed. This means many different things to different departments, but here’s just a sample of how our focus on speed might help our customers.

Quote Turnaround: Often, the […]

By |September 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roller Die + Forming’s Queretaro, Mexico Facility Demonstrates 5S and Lean Principles

Roller Die + Forming has four facilities to serve our customers. Our locations are spread across the southeastern US and Mexico. The Mexico facility generally serves clients who also have manufacturing plants in the area, but parts made in Mexico also move on to be finished products around the world.

The team in Mexico takes great pride in the quality of the facility and our ability to deliver to our customers […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments