The Advantages of One-Piece Flow

The Advantages of One-Piece Flow

In today’s market in manufacturing you want a one-piece flow. Ideally, you want a process where you start with raw materials or with exactly the parts you need and the entire process flows smoothly and consistently from beginning to end.

Roll forming at Roller Die + Forming allows us to do multiple operations and multiple processes all at one time without ever touching a part. The raw metal goes into the start of the process and a completed part is produced at the end. We can roll form many different types of steel, aluminum, and more. One-piece flow makes creating metal parts efficient because if you touch a part, the cost increases. So as much as possible, our engineers design to create parts in one flow and roll forming really lends itself to this practice.

First, the raw material goes into the process and you start adding holes. Then it moves into forming with the roll formers. You can even include a mid-pierce operation or a specialized hydraulic cutoff operation to bring the tolerances into where you need then.

Roll forming is like no other process on the planet as far as efficiency. It’s starts with one piece flow, but it is also a very low offal process, which is very low scrap. And roll forming is generally a manufacturing process that takes the setup out of the equation. Once you set it up and you turn it on and it rolls, that setup is amortized very quickly into the roll form process and your costs stay low. Roller Die also has a standard tooling library of tools we’ve developed over the last several decades to help cut tooling and startup costs even further.

If you’re interested in learning more about roll forming, one-piece flow, and the secondary services we offer, reach out to a member of our experienced sales team today. They will answer any questions you have and help you work through our quick quote process.