Finishing is the process of treating the exterior of a metal by applying a protective layer or unique aesthetic touch to its surface. There are numerous types of metal finishing processes that attain a variety of results -- many of which can add architectural value.
The coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the way many of us think about architectural design and materials.
Can you weld copper? Absolutely. The trick is establishing the ideal joining method for your application.
Since the turn of the 20th century -- or perhaps much earlier -- roll forming has quickly and cost-effectively produced metal parts for many industries.
One clutch roll forming advantage is that it's a highly repeatable metal fabrication process. The machine pulls a coiled strip through a[...]
The biggest, boldest architectural projects in America demand unique solutions for both form and function. Dahlstrom Architectural Mouldings has provided famous clients with timeless products since 1904 -- timeless in both look and durability.
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Bringing metal roll forming processes into your plant is a complex investment. It’s more than just buying a machine that you turn on and off whenever you need it. There are additional costs and risks you won't understand unless you run a full-blown roll forming factory.
Roll form parts are complicated. And the roll forming process is equally complicated. So, the quickest way to explain roll forming to a newcomer is to provide real-world examples.
Here are seven places you might not realize are ripe for roll forming applications.
Roll forming is the most cost-effective way to achieve continuous bending of complex shapes with multiple bends. But even we admit it’s not perfect. There are two particular quirks in the roll forming process that engineers want answers to before moving forward: end flare and springback.
To manufacturers, a channel is one of the most simplistic shapes on earth. This helps explain why channels are a commodity product -- they’re easy to make and extremely functional. As simple as a roll formed channel is, understanding C and U channel price factors is a little more complicated.
What Is U channel edge trim?
First off, a U channel is a tall, skinny, metal formed product. Deeper channels (a little deeper and more narrow than what you see above) can only be achieved through roll forming. Other forming methods can reach into the U shape as well as they can with standard[...]