The advantages of roll forming

Why roll forming?

 

It’s the best way of creating an accurate, high volume shape in strong metals (up to 8.2 mm thick). Lengths up to 27 metres long are possible, with tight tolerances consistently maintained along the length. 

Also, features can be added along the length of the profile, as part of a single roll-forming operation. This means that without any additional processes, holes, slots, embosses and even captive nuts can be cost-effectively added to your rolled profile.

Evolve beyond press brake parts

If you need thousands of metres of a particular metal cross-section, are you being restricted by press brake? Let us show you a world which combines volume with consistently tight tolerances over long lengths, a world where access to more complex shapes & features though multi-functional metal sections simplifies your production process like never before. Increase your volume and increase your margins.

As your volume requirements increase, you’re probably interested in topics like more consistent accuracy, lower cost and more efficient production. But, as your volume requirements increase, the problems with parts produced by the more traditional production methods like press brake become more apparent.  

Pushing on from extrusion

When aluminium extrusions are no longer strong enough, or are becoming too heavy, a Welser roll-formed section in steel or stainless steel is the solution. A thin steel roll-forming can be both lighter and stronger than an aluminium equivalent. 

Equally, if an aluminium extrusion is not accurate enough, or requires expensive secondary operations such as holes, slots or threads along its length, then a Welser roll-formed section may be created that cost-effectively incorporates these features as part of the single roll-forming process.

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Your advantages

  • Cost advantage: Roll forming is less expensive than conventional sheet metal forming as quantities increase
  • Complete solution from a single source: The integration of machining steps in the roll forming process allows high vertical integration at an economical price
  • Better functionality: Roll forming enables more complex cross-sectional shapes than conventional sheet metal forming
  • Variety of cross-sections: Our own tool shop and a comprehensive range of machinery ensure flexibility with regard to changes or reaction times