Plate rolling is a metal fabrication technique. It involves taking pieces of flat sheet metal and rolling them to create cylindrical objects, ranging from pipes and buckets to pressure vessels and tanks. In order to create rolled objects using techniques like spiral rolling and square bar rolling, a plate roll machine is used.
Plate rolling might be the right technique for your next project in Phoenix, AZ. Read on to learn more, then contact the friendly team at Metal Pro, Inc. today to get started.
What is a plate rolling machine?
Plate rolling machines can roll sheet metal into a variety of shapes, such as round, semi-round (arcs), square and even conical shapes. Some machines can take rounded steel and roll it back flat. To do this, the rolling machine uses either hydraulic or mechanical methods and a series of rollers to bend the sheet metal into various shapes.
First, the sheet metal is placed between two of the rollers. Once it’s fed in, third and fourth rollers (depending on the project) are pushed into position to create the initial bend. Then the sheet metal is pulled through the rollers to create the final shape. The different number of rollers can also determine whether the operator needs to manually remove and flip the sheet metal, or if it can be formed automatically.
How steel plate rolling can be used
You probably own a number of steel plate rolled objects in your home already—it’s a technique that’s used widely across industries. For example, the oil and gas industry uses steel plate rolling to create pressure vessels, while it can also be used for home appliances, car parts, aerospace industry parts, ships, military vehicles and more.
The type of steel plate rolling machine you’ll use depends on the type of steel you’re using, as well as its thickness and the desired shape. The tighter the diameter of your steel plate roll, the more pressure it requires to form. That’s why it’s important to consider the material as well as the dimensions of the desired shape, yield, tensile strength, thickness and diameter. Certain steel plate rolling machines might not be able to handle some materials.
If you’re not sure whether you need steel plate rolling to achieve your goals, or if another fabrication method might be best, ask one of the team members at Metal Pro, Inc. in Phoenix, AZ. We’ll help you decide whether you need steel plate rolling, including spiral and square bar rolling.
Steel plate spiral and square bar rolling in Phoenix, AZ
When you need steel plate rolling, including spiral and square bar rolling services, Metal Pro, Inc. can help. Our fabrication shop offers a number of different services, including steel plate rolling, plasma cutting, angle rolling, channel tube piping and tee rolling, among others. Whether you know exactly what kind of processes you’ll need, or want to seek out expert advice, we can help. Call us today to learn more, get a quote or book an appointment to get started on your next project.