Metal Stamping or Roll Forming: Which is Right for Me?

If your organization is in the market for custom metal components, with all of the different options available to you, you might feel overwhelmed. At Roller Die + Forming, we believe in offering our customers a wide variety of options to meet their manufacturing needs. This is why we are proud to offer both metal stamping and metal roll forming services. However, we also understand there are certain situations where one of these options may be preferable to another.

Understanding these situations and the advantages and disadvantages of these options is an important first step toward overcoming the confusion that often accompanies the process of sourcing metal components. In this post, we’ll examine some of the disadvantages of metal stamping when compared to roll forming, which may lead you to decide that roll forming is the better option for your particular part.

Metal Stamping: Good for one job, and one job only

The main disadvantage of the metal stamping process is that a stamping die is fixed to make a certain component, with certain fixed dimensions. If you require a different component or a different length of component, you’ll had to create multiple stamping dies. Of course, if you’re certain that this lack of flexibility won’t get in the way of meeting the specific needs of your organization, then metal stamping might provide an efficient and cost-effective way for you to turn out your needed metal components quickly.

Roll Forming Offers Endless Customization

On the other hand, if flexibility is important to you, roll forming might be preferable. You will want to work with an experienced roll forming service provider like Roller Die. Our in-house engineers have the experience to ensure your part is produced exactly to your specifications while designing in flexibility for future needs.

Unlike metal stamping, roll forming gives the end users a lot of flexibility on the length and width of the part. This flexibility is very beneficial. A single set of roll dies can produce a lot of different types of parts. Roller Die has a standard library of tooling that will help keep cost down and gives the manufacturer a lot of options. Roller Die also has in-house designers and a full in-house tool room to build your custom dies or repair broken dies.

Roller Die is one of the only roll former & metal stampers to have in-house designers, engineers, and a full tool room to support our customers.

If you’re interested in learning more about the potential benefits of metal stamping and roll forming, or if you just need some extra help deciding which option would be right for you, the experts at Roller Die are here to help. Contact us today at 502-804-5571.