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4 Ways to Improve Your Next Construction Project with Roll Forming

Posted by Terry Steigmeier on September 12, 2017

Roll-Forming-Construction.jpgWhen it comes to manufacturing, time is money.

If you’re a design engineer or construction manager, streamlining processes and lowering costs are top priorities. However, the pressure to optimize design, reduce time-to-market and design infrastructures within machine capabilities can make you reluctant to try a new approach.

When this mentality prevails, construction managers and engineers lose out on opportunities to improve processes and lower costs.

Take roll forming, for example. Roll forming is a cost-effective solution for construction companies looking to shed product weight, streamline production and reduce costs.

Roll Forming Construction Applications

Roll forming can help make yesterday’s pain points a thing of the past. Consider taking a new approach to improve construction processes in a fraction of the time. Managers can leverage roll forming to manufacture a variety of construction applications, such as:

  • Cranes.
  • Electrical.
  • Elevator and escalator.
  • Garage door.
  • HVAC.
  • Ladders and scaffolding.
  • Security.
  • Window and door.

Roll Forming for Construction Projects

Below are four benefits of leveraging roll forming for your next construction project: 

Customizable Parts

Construction projects often require a number of components that vary in size, metal type and shape. Roll forming allows you to bend, pierce, punch and curve materials to your exact specifications, even if your design includes non-symmetrical cross sections or complex linear shapes.

Streamlined Processes 

Roll forming helps engineers combine multiple manufacturing steps into one streamlined operation. By eliminating redundant processes and expediting production, products are manufactured and delivered promptly, reducing time-to-market. By simplifying design through in-line processing and automation, sourcing managers can also lower labor costs and collect quicker payment on product delivery.

Lighter End Products

Roll forming can reduce the weight of a product without compromising its overall integrity, which ultimately reduces freight costs. With a range of material forming capabilities, you can manufacture components from copper, aluminum or ultra-high-strength steels, which typically weigh less and are more durable than traditional metals.

Efficient Use of Resources

Manufacturers can also focus on maximizing material use while minimizing waste. Processes such as aluminum extrusions, press braking and stamping all produce excess drop-off and scrap. Roll forming through a continuous coil-fed process allows you to meet precise design requirements. Manufacturers can ensure raw materials are used efficiently for their intended purposes.

Significant Cost Savings

Construction managers and design engineers can drive down labor, manufacturing and freight costs with customized components, streamlined manufacturing, and lightweight materials. By efficiently using raw materials, you can reap cost savings at nearly every stage of your construction project.

Want to learn more about Hynes’ custom roll forming and metal fabrication solution services? Read about our creative solutions for a wide array of construction applications.

 

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