Creating and shaping metal is key to creating a number of different projects and components. Angle iron bending and rolling services are just some of the types of metal forming processes you can get from a metalworking company in Phoenix, AZ.
Here’s what you need to know about angle rolling.
What are angle rolls?
Angle rolling is a type of machining process. Angle roll machines can shape flat sheets of metal into pipes, tubing, irons, solid squares or other shapes. Typically, angle roll machines are built “to spec,” meaning they’re specifically created to bend and shape a particular type of metal. Depending on the industry, a specific company may have several angle rolling machines for different types of metal or different parts.
Depending on the machine used, it might have a different number of “rolls.” The rolls are the round parts that spin to shape and bend the metal. There’s also a pinching roll that’s used to feed the metal sheets into the angle rolling machine.
Angle rolling machines can come in single and double pinch varieties. Double pinch angle rollers can offer more precision, but they’re more expensive; single pinching handles shorter sheets of metal and aren’t quite as precise as double pinch machines. There are also pressing rolls, which are responsible for the bending process.
What kinds of metal can be angle rolled?
Depending on the machine, many different kinds of metal can be angle rolled. The machine’s capacity depends on the metal weight. Some can handle just malleable metals, like copper alloys and stainless steel, while others are built to handle industrial grade stainless steel. To ensure your machine shop of choice can handle the type of angle rolling you need, make sure you talk to them about the specific metal weight and your goals.
How is angle rolling used?
Angle rolling is pretty versatile—you’re probably using the results of angle rolling within your household or business, without even realizing it. They span many industries: you might find angle rolling products among pour stops, roofing systems, tank supports, lintels, flange rings, architectural accents and ladle lips.
What do I need to do to angle roll a product?
If you have a product that needs to be angle rolled, take it to a professional metalworking shop. They’ll let you know whether the metal type you’ve chosen and the type of end product you’re looking for will be suitable for angle rolling.
Get help with angle iron bending and rolling services in Phoenix, AZ
Metal Pro, Inc. is Phoenix’s expert rolling shop. When you need angle rolling and other metalworking solutions, we can help. We offer a variety of services, including angle rolling, plasma and flame cutting, tee rolling and channel tube piping. We utilize press brakes, CNC plasma cutting, shearing tools and more. No matter the size and scope of your project, we’re sure to be able to take it from concept to reality. Call us today to learn more, get a quote or book your services. We look forward to assisting you!