The Metal Rolling Process: How It Works and the Advantages of Roll Forming
Commonly referred to as roll forming, metal rolling is a unique manufacturing service used to create custom metal components through press-forming. In the basic roll forming process, the metal stock is precisely distorted as it passes through one or more pairs of rollers. The goal is to produce precisely rolled shapes and achieve specific mechanical properties, while also reducing the thickness of the material and/or creating a uniform thickness.
Alloy Fabrication is one of the Reading, PA region’s leading contract manufacturers offering quality steel plate rolling services.
Steel Plate Rolling Compared to Other Metal Forming Services
What Is the Metal Rolling Process?
Roll forming is a process that uses a set of precisely placed rollers. A strip, sheet, or plate of metal is continuously fed into the rollers which perform incremental bending and reshaping by pressing against the material with extreme force. Generally, the rollers are mounted in sets on a consecutive stand with each roller completing one small step of the overall reshaping process.
What Are the Advantages of Metal Rolling Services?
Capable of Accomodating Virtually Any Length or Size
The roll forming process is designed such that virtually any length of metal strip or plate size can be produced. This is a huge benefit over other press-forming services which are often limited by the size constraints of the press equipment.
Complex Part Designs and Geometries
Metal rolling services are able to produce complex cross-sectional shapes, component geometries and profiles more easily than most other press-forming methods.
Minimum Material Waste
Metal rolling produces identical components which are cut from continuous metal strips. This highly efficient process minimizes the amount of wasted scrap material, making roll forming an even more cost-efficient and sustainable service.
Reading’s Premier Single-Source Fabrication and Machine Shop
Based out of Reading, PA since 1987, Alloy Fabrication is an American manufacturer specializing in custom CNC machining, precision metal cutting operations, and steel plate rolling services. Our company is dedicated to delivering high-quality metal forming solutions engineered around the unique requirements of your products.