ROLL FORMING: Major Advantages

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Over the last 93 years, Roller Die + Forming has focused on perfecting the roll forming method. Roll forming is superior to other metal forming processes and has advantages over aluminum extrusions, for many reasons. The main benefits of roll forming are as follows:

Handles any project size

Roller Dies Stock of ready to go metalsIn larger projects, the cost of roll formed tooling is overcome by sheer volume. And since Roller Die features over 2,300 free in-house tooling parts, we can produce many parts with little or no upfront tooling costs. We work with each customer to determine the tooling cost, the best way to use our standard tooling to decrease that cost, options to amortize costs, and cost-benefit analysis of roll forming versus other options.

Roll forming also makes it easier to produce longer lengths than are typically available on a stamping press. We can put holes in the part in-line, and we can provide you with the end cut you desire. The limiting factor on the length of a roll formed part is transportation, not the roll forming machine. We regularly roll parts that are 40-feet long.

Our engineers happily cater to all client needs, handling any job size with ease. Click here to view a case study on how roll forming handles any project size.

Provides closest tolerance

Roll forming can provide much closer tolerances than other metal processes. Please see our Capabilities section to view Roller Die’s pledge for extremely close tolerances, which are held on both the degrees on legs and end cut. In addition to this, we can also hold close tolerances on hole punches. We hold industry standard tolerances on all parts and are often able to hold even better tolerences when required by client needs and end use.

Proficient in complex and custom jobs

aluminum angles roll formedRoll forming excels in creating parts with uneven legs and complex hole configurations. Roll forming machines ensure that shapes and dimensions are accurate and uniform. Additionally, the roll form process includes cut off dies that make extremely precise cuts. These features are especially important to us, since Roller Die caters to custom metal roll forming needs.

Although steel roll forming is the most popular, a wide range of metals can be used in the roll forming process, such as:

Roller Die can provide the following in-line services:

  • Bi-Metal Roll Forming
  • Coining
  • Embossing
  • End forms to specification
  • Holes
  • Lancing
  • Lock Seam
  • Marking/Labeling
  • Mitering
  • Perforating
  • Pre-notch & Post-notch presses
  • Ring Forming
  • Shearing
  • Slots
  • Sweeping
  • Tabbing
  • Welding

Finally, with faster production times than any other metal forming process, we truly believe roll forming can exceed your high expectations.

Please view our Standard Roll Formed Products section to see how Roller Die can best utilize roll forming on your upcoming project.