Roll Forming Services & Capabilities

Roll Forming ServicesYou need a reliable manufacturer who can deliver quality roll forming services. 

Dahlstrom Roll Form has manufactured best-in-class OEM components and decorative metal mouldings for nearly 120 years.

We’ve adapted our business structure countless times to meet market demands and remain a trusted partner for companies across the country. 

Our combination of roll form engineering expertise and LEAN factory processes assure success from design to delivery. We offer a standard service package that guarantees we will understand your business needs as well as you do.

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WHY ROLL FORMING?

Roll forming is the most efficient process for mass-producing metal components with any of the following features (or combination thereof):

  • Profile with multiple bends
  • Complex hole pattern
  • Length up to 40 ft.
  • Finish-critical surface

And with proper planning, secondary operations are built right into the roll forming line to eliminate extra costs associated with excessive handling.

Traditional and nontraditional add-ons include:

  • Punching/notching
  • Embossing
  • Lot tracking
  • Proprietary labeling
  • Stiffening features

 

Roll Forming Services

WHY DAHLSTROM?

Roll Forming Services - Part exampleAlong with consistently producing the highest-quality components in an ISO 9001:2015 facility, Dahlstrom offers the following services to all of our customers:

  • Dedicated account managers
  • Personalized quarterly reviews
  • 99% on-time delivery commitment
  • Custom vendor-managed inventory
  • Expert tool design & part optimization
  • Pass-through raw material pricing
  • Tailored packaging & logistics
  • Minor assembly & washing
  • In-house powder coating

 

Forming Capabilities

Raw Materials Specs

Gauge: 0.012” through 0.200”
Width: 1/2” through 24” (flat strip)

Available Materials

  • Cold Rolled Steel
  • Hot Rolled, Pickled, & Oiled Steel
  • High Strength, Low-Alloy Steel
  • Galvanized/Galvannealed Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Bronze

We also form “finish-critical” items like pre-painted, textured, brushed, and pre-perforated metals.

Standard Shapes 

The standard metal shapes our tools produce are ideal for customers with smaller projects who still require the technical precision of the roll form manufacturing process. Here are the standard shapes we offer:

    

Our standard shapes require NO UPFRONT TOOLING COSTS. View our complete catalog of channels & angles.

 

Finished Part Tolerances

Cross Sectional Shape

± 0.010” (or less) to ± 0.030” (or more) on dims
± 0.5° to ± 2.0° (or more) on angles

Straightness Tolerance
Within ± 0.100” to ± 0.200” in 8 ft. of length

Twist Tolerance
Within ± 0.30° to 0.75° per 1 ft. of length

Length Tolerance
± 0.030” to ± 1.000” (depends on need)

All of the above are ultimately determined by the customer’s needs and the intended use of the part. Our ability to achieve any of these is a function and combination of:

  • Material thickness – type & specification control
  • Part profile – overall size & level of symmetry
  • Callout Location – relative to profile geometry
  • Number of bends & required tooling passes
  • Presence, number, & relative proximity of punched features
  • Location of features & how they are to be measured

 

Applications

Power Distribution

  • Bus Bars
  • Wireways
  • Solar Panel Racking

Commercial Refrigeration

  • Kick Panels
  • Shelving
  • Hand Rails

Mass Transit

  • Gutters
  • Carlines
  • Sill Rails & Plates
  • Interior Trim
  • Beam Channel

Warehouse & Data Storage

  • Shelf Supports
  • Hat Stiffeners
  • Wall Brackets
  • Structural Joists

Metal Mouldings

  • Door Trim
  • Window Casing
  • Baseboards
  • Cornices
  • Chair Rails
  • Picture Rails

Elevator & Escalator

  • Decking
  • Tracks
  • Chain Guide
  • Balustrades
  • Roller Guide
  • U-Channel

Miscellaneous

  • Construction Aggregate Screens
  • RFI Shielding
  • Textile Machine Parts
  • Classic Car Trim

Roll Forming Services You Can Trust

We understand your business’s needs and how external factors could affect the unit price of your part, including:

  • Material price fluctuation
  • Packaging improvements made over time
  • Producing smaller batches to address changing demand

Our long history in the roll form industry has left us with 1,400+ sets of Dahlstrom-owned tooling you won’t find at other roll forming companies. All of them are available for your immediate use — this means no tooling charges or lengthy startup delays.

If you need custom shapes, we’ll help you develop solutions that meet your specific requirements and squeeze the most of your production time.

Is Roll Forming Right For You?

Use the button below to submit a drawing of your component. We’ll tell you if roll forming is a good fit and work with you to optimize your part. 

Is Roll Forming right for you? Submit a drawing to find out.