What are Other Processes?
Other Processes employed in sheetmetal forming and fabricating facilities include fineblanking, usually the production of smaller, high-precision parts such as gears; slide forming, which produces a variety of springs and other parts from wire stock; spinning, used to shape symmetrical drawn parts such as cones; roll forming, primarily used to produce long sections such as rails; and more.
What is Roll Forming?
Roll forming is a continuous bending operation in which sheet or strip is deformed along a linear axis when passed through a series of roller dies that progressively shape the material to a desired contour.
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