From flat sheets to desired shapes. Let’s jump into this article to explore some common materials used in roll forming now!
WHAT IS ROLL FORMING?
Roll forming is a continuous process where the metal sheet or strip is passed through a series of rollers, each set of rollers gradually bending the materials into the desired shape or profile.
Rollers of roll forming machine
COMMON MATERIALS USED IN ROLL FORMING
An alloy of iron and carbon, with less than 2% carbon, 1% manganese and small amounts of other elements.
2/ Stainless steel
Contains a high percentage of chromium, resistant to rusting and corrosion so ideal for hygienic environments.
3/ Galvanized and galvannealed steel
– Both are zinc-coated, designed for rust and corrosion resistance.
– Galvannealed steel is easier to shape and paint, but it has a duller appearance compared to the spangle surface of galvanized steel.
Galvanized and galvannealed steel
A soft, malleable, and lightweight metal with excellent corrosion resistance as well as electrical and thermal conductivity.
A copper and zinc alloy featuring a bright, gold-like color and a high resistance to corrosion.
C purlin roll forming machine
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