Q. What is Roll Forming?
A. Roll forming is a continuous shaping operation in which sheet or coiled metal is plastically deformed along the linear axis. Rolls set in pairs (top and bottom) form the metal in a series of progressions until the desired cross-section is reached.
Q. Why roll form?
A. There are many economies available through roll forming. Less labor is involved than with multiple stamping or press operations. Many operations, such as piercing and punching, can be included in-line on a roll form set-up. Roll forms can be cut off at almost any length using the same set of tools – tools for each length of a part are not required as with a stamping die. Material utilization is very high – there is very little waste.
Q. What materials can take advantage of the roll forming process?
A. Virtually any bendable metal can be roll formed. Roller Die has experience forming:
- Aluminum – Common and heat treatable alloys
- Coated Metals – clad, galvanized, pre-finished, pre-painted, and vinyl laminated
- Coated Alloys – for aerospace, petrochemical and military applications
- Copper and Copper alloys
- Steel – Carbon, alloy and stainless steel, HSLA, cold rolled, hot rolled, all commercial quality steel and aluminized or galvanized steel
- Tin alloys
Q. Where can I find additional technical information?
A. Roller Die is a leader in the custom roll forming and metal fabrication market. Our position as a market leader is solidified by the work of the design engineers, the tooling engineers, the manufacturing staff, and sales people that work for our organization. Please contact us for more detailed technical information.
Q. What else can Roller Die do for us?
A. Although Roller Die does a great variety of fabrication, assembly, finishing, and roll forming work, it is impossible to cover every potential request on this website. Please contact one of our sales professionals by clicking on “Contact Us” to begin the process of discussing your requirements.