Frequently Asked Questions


What is Roll Forming?

Roll Forming is a process in which a strip of metal, usually in coil form, is continuously passed through a series of roll dies and progressively formed to a desired profile.

Roll forming can eliminate secondary process operations, sub-assembly and finishing operations. For additional information, click here

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What are the benefits of Roll Forming?

By eliminating the need for secondary processes such as piercing, notching and deburring, increased production speeds can be achieved resulting in reduced costs. Roll formed material typically results in structural strength advantages over other processes.

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What materials can be Roll Formed?

Roll Forming is suitable for almost all metals.  Some of the most common are:

  • Galvanized steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Carbon steel
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Titanium
  • Many other materials. Unlike other processes roll forming is also ideal for various pre-finished metals.

A custom roll former will be able to provide more information about what materials will work best for your application.

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What type of shapes can be Roll Formed?

Many shapes can be easily roll formed. Although not all shapes may appear to be suitable for roll forming, it is worth considering this process in your evaluation. In many cases an experienced roll former can provide alternate designs to fit your needs.

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What is involved in designing and manufacturing a new part?

Custom Roll Forming is a creative process. An experienced roll former can assist you in the early planning stages to develop a design which optimizes manufacturing feasibility and minimizes cost.

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Can Roll Formed parts save labor and inventory cost?

YES. A custom roll former can provide finished components, cut to various lengths ready for assembly in your production. This reduces manufacturing floor space in your plant and reduces scrap loss. By eliminating secondary operations, labor costs are also greatly reduced.

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What industries benefit from custom Roll Formed parts?

Virtually any industry may benefit from the flexibility of the roll forming process. In addition to being able to adhere to tight tolerances, the ability to provide multiple lengths from the same set of tooling minimizes investment costs. Any component that typically requires multiple process operations may benefit from a roll formed design. If you would like help in evaluating whether roll forming would benefit your company, please contact us.

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If you have a question or would like additional information, contact us today!

Phone: 800.889.9489
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