At Northern Engineering, we specialize in the repair and renewal of mechanical equipment. To provide you with the highest quality products, we use state-of-the-art equipment to perform the most effective operations and manufacturing processes. One such operation is the plate rolling process.
What is plate rolling?
Plate rolling, also known as roll forming or roll bending, is a continuous operation in which a long strip of metal is passed through numerous sets of rolls that each perform an incremental part of the bending process until the desired cross-section profile is fully formed.
What are the benefits of plate rolling?
In comparison to other manufacturing processes, plate rolling is known for its high productivity rate. This operation is able to combine multiple manufacturing processes, resulting in a reduction of total manufacturing costs, including handling, packaging, and shipping expenses. In particular, the plate rolling process eliminates such supplemental operations as cutting-to-length, drilling, and splicing. The process also allows us to produce metal parts of various lengths and multiple hole patterns from a singular roll set.
What types of metals are commonly used in plate rolling?
- Cold rolled steel
- Exotic metals
- Galvanized steel
- Galvannealed steel
- High strength steel
- Hot rolled and pickled steel
- Electrogalvanized steel
- Stainless steel
Ultimately, the plate rolling process is ideal for complex and custom jobs. It is highly effective in creating parts with complex hole configurations and uneven dimensions. At Northern Engineering, we perform plate rolling to ensure that your product’s shapes and dimensions are always accurate and the cuts are precise. These features are important to us as we strive to provide you with the best service.
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