Custom Roll Forming
Metal roll formed parts are often viable replacements for aluminum extrusions or components produced via press brake.
With a little clever engineering, it’s possible to produce a wide range of cross-sections via roll forming. Press brakes have length restrictions, and handling parts with multiple bends can get very expensive. Extrusions are closer to roll forming in quality and function, but the process does not allow for the addition of valuable features in-line.
At Dahlstrom, we want to get involved early in your design phase. We’ll help you develop custom roll forming solutions that meet your specific requirements and squeeze the most of your production time.
Custom Roll Forming Gives You In-line Advantages
Secondary operations are built right into the roll forming line to eliminate extra costs associated with moving parts from station to station. Traditional and nontraditional add-ons are available:
- Lot tracking
- Proprietary labeling
- Stiffening features
While roll forming eliminates the need for most secondary operations, we also offer part washing and minor assembly services (i.e. adding rivets or protective end-caps).
Custom Roll Forming Materials & Finishes
We roll form custom components in an impressive variety of materials and gauges. Most of our roll formed shapes are available in:
- Cold rolled steel
- Hot rolled steel
- Stainless steel
- Galvanized steel
- Galvannealed steel
Our machines can form materials with these specs:
- Gauge: 0.012” through 0.200”
- Strip width: 0.5” through 20”
- Length: Up to 40’
To further diversify your options, we commonly roll form “finish-critical” items like pre-painted, textured, brushed, and pre-perforated metals. Textured surfaces, like embossments, are great for adding strength and a striking look to a product.
What Are Your Custom Roll Forming Needs?
Your current component — whether it’s bent in a press brake, stamped, extruded, or even roll formed — might not be optimized, cost-effective, or reliable. Why not have Dahlstrom look at your design and see how we can tailor-make a winning solution?
To improve your lead time, TCO, and overall part quality, get in touch with us below: