A cold roll forming machine is a device that is used for fabricating specific configurations from long metal strips. In most cases, coiled steel components are used while working with cold roll forming machines. For majority of application types, the required cross section component of a piece is designed specifically for the cold roll forming machine so that the metal can be bent as felt necessary. Apart from roll forming, the machines can also be used for performing numerous other metalworking tasks, such as roll punching and material cutting. The latest cold roll forming machines are perfect for creating large amounts of similar shaped parts comprising of long lengths.
Typically the roll forming machines operate in one continuous cycle. The material that is to be worked upon is inserted into the machine from where it progressively passes through different stages of operation and finally ending with completion of the production process. Roll forming machine can bend metals at room temperature with the help of multiple stations where the fixed rollers guide all the metal components and perform the necessary bends. The metal strips move through the roll forming machines and the rollers effectively bend the metal some more than previous set of rollers.
Such a progressive process of bending the metal strips helps to make sure that accurate cross-sectional configuration is always achieved while making sure that the cross-sectional part of the work is maintained. Most of the cold roll forming machines operates within the speed ranges of 30 feet and 600 feet per minute. The machines are an ideal choice when it comes to manufacturing very long pieces large number of parts. They can also be used for creating different types of precise parts that needs very little finishing work. In majority of the cases, depending on the materials that are being shaped, all end products that are produced through this process are characterized by fine details and an excellent finish.
The cold roll forming machines that are mainly used nowadays come with state of the art computer-aided design systems that make use of CAD/CAM tools. These tools make the whole process of roll forming much easier and help users to obtain the most out of these machines. The computer controlled programming actually helps the roll forming machines to reduce product imperfections, thereby minimizing damage and wastage. It is due to this reason that these cold roll forming machines are widely used nowadays in industrial settings.