The market for raw materials is always changing and these movements in price are driven by a number of different factors. While President Trump’s tariffs on aluminum and steel is a much-publicized driver of market prices, as well as his trade negotiations with countries around the world, there are a number of other factors that drive the current pricing of steel and the Roller Die team pays attention to them […]
Customers come to Roller Die + Forming looking for the efficiency of the roll forming process where long sections and rolls of steel can be turned into an almost unlimited variety of shapes. However, you may be surprised to learn that Roller Die also offers a variety of extra services that add value at a minimal additional cost.
Progressive metal stamping allows the metal, before or after it goes through […]
News articles are floating around claiming everything for tariffs and trade wars spell the end of current economic prosperity to tariff’s barely impacting prices for consumers. While the price of raw materials is undoubtedly increasing, there is still variability in the market. This means that companies that purchase raw materials, like Roller Die + Forming, are watching the market closely and working to get the best possible prices for customers.
With the new tariffs on steel and aluminum, many companies are taking a deep dive analysis of their supply chains to see where they can cut costs, improve quality, or get better service. Everyone is concerned that the price of raw materials and parts is on the rise and keeping prices in control for customers is important. Sourcing roll formed materials is no different and there are many things to […]
At Roller Die + Forming, we take pride in the many ways that we’re different from other metal roll formers. We know what we do well, we have a great team, and we focus on maximizing value for our customers. The people in our plants, from sales to engineering to quality control, however, are the real secret to our success.
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Of the many reasons discussed when the Trump administration implemented the steel tariffs, one important consideration was boosting the national steel industry. This has the dual purpose of ensuring that our country can produce a certain amount of needed materials within our country rather than being reliant on overseas production and trade allies. Tariffs are also designed to boost our economy and offer higher quality jobs to citizens.
Economies are dynamic […]
President Trump decided not to extend the deadline that exempted trading partners including Canada, Mexico, and the EU from the tariff on steel and aluminum enacted in March. Other countries have become added to the list that face volume limits on the amount of steel they can bring into the U.S. Previously, Canada, Mexico, and the EU became excluded as a show of good faith as the U.S. re-negotiated trade […]
Like many manufacturing processes, roll forming processes need to comply with the international standards set by organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This standard body issues certifications for many different types of businesses, including manufacturing and more specifically, the roll forming industry. Becoming ISO certified is a way for companies to show that their work complies with all relevant international standards. One area of standardization that applies […]
Just in time production becomes used in many different industries from automotive to trucking. Not having to warehouse significant excess parts is a huge advantage to businesses wanting to focus not on their supply of parts, but on their assembly process. To do this, however, they have to find suppliers who can produce parts consistently and ensure they show up exactly when needed. […]