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Roll forming FAQs

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What is roll forming?

Roll forming is a process that takes metal sheet, usually coils, and passes it through a series of roller dies that progressively form the metal into the required profile or shape. The roll forming process can save end-users money since some operations, typically considered as secondary, can be combined in the roll forming operation.

Roll forming is a continuous bending operation in the metal forming process, which sheet or strip metal is plastically deformed along a linear axis by being passed through a series of roller dies and progressively shaped to the desired contour.


What metals do you most frequently roll form?

We have expertise in handling most common metals required by customer roll forming or metal corrugating projects. Materials we typically work with include:

  • steel
  • aluminum
  • hot-dipped galvanized G-90 through G-285
  • cold-rolled CQ (Commercial Quality)
  • hot-rolled P&O (pickled and oiled) COR-TEN™
  • stainless steel
  • aluminized types 1 & 2
  • pre-painted sheet metal
  • galvannealed.

Recently, we have worked with titanium.


Can I get my pre-finished metal corrugated?

Yes. Advantage Fabricated Metals has the capability to corrugate pre-finished metals including painted, coated, and plasticized metals.


Can you corrugate "wide" metal strips?

Yes, we can, depending on one's definition of "wide". We are unique among providers of metal corrugating services in that we can roll strip as narrow as 18" and as wide as 63". We specialize in corrugating metal with a gauge as thin as 0.017" up to 0.250".


What is the thickest gauge you can roll form?

We can roll form up to 10-gauge metal.


What are your roll formed products primarily used for?

Advantage Fabricated Metals roll formed services are used primarily in industrial roofing and siding applications plus panels for the transportation industry.

Applications for our products include industrial and commercial buildings, agricultural storage facilities, chemical plants, manufacturing plants, airplane hangars, steel mills, food processing plants and many others.


Why should I consider roll forming my parts?

Roll forming offers many benefits including its strict consistent adherence to close tolerances. Roll formed products are lighter and stronger than non-rolled counterparts and that is especially beneficial for components used in transportation. Roll forming usually provides thinner walls reducing OEM material costs.


For more information about Advantage Fabricated Metals and the roll forming services we provide, please fill out our contact form or call us at 1-815-323-1310.

Advantage Fabricated Metals
a division of Corrugated Metals, Inc.
We invest in our customers.™
3575 Morreim Drive • Belvidere, Illinois 61008
Phone: 1-815-323-1310 • Fax: 1-815-323-1317

Fill out our contact form or speak directly to a custom metal fabricating and welding services representative at: 1-815-323-1310.

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