Distortions: Springback & End Flare

There are two main elastic distortion phenomena that both the shape and tool designer must be aware of when forming: "springback" and "end flare". Let's break them down one at a time, explaining what they are and how they...

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At a Glance: What is Roll Forming?

Fundamentally, roll forming is defined as a continuous, high-volume, fabricating process in which a desired shape is formed from a flat strip of metal by passing it through a series of matching pairs of contoured rolls. Only bending takes...

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How We Cut Down Machine Changeover Time

Some manufacturing processes, particularly roll forming, have struggled to meet order fulfillment on the fly, especially due to the increased emphasis on small batch or single piece production in recent years.  Due to the long machine changeover times required to switch...

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Yoder Retrofit Kits for the M-Style Roll Forming Stands

Yoder's M-style roll forming stands can be retrofitted to handle higher line speeds, greater material capacity and longevity between maintenance cycles and reduced changeover times. Recent installations have enabled tube mill customers to increase material capacity by 15%, while...

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Yoder Introduces XW-Series Forming Machines

Yoder recently introduced its XW-series of driven forming stands for roll forming and tube mills. The three models of XW-Series driven stands incorporate a rigid, gusseted housing design, which has years of proven performance in the QVW-Series machines, with...

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Yoder MS-3 Roll Forming Machine – HVAC Application

Yoder recently supplied Macor, Monterrey, Mexico, with a new, MS-3 Roll Forming Machine.  The rafted, twenty-six (26) station, 2.5” shaft roll forming machine incorporates the latest version of the M-style roll forming stands, which includes Yoder’s new eccentric toggle...

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Yoder Supplies Pull-Thru Forming Section for High Performance Flux Cored Wire

Yoder has recently supplied a domestic flux cored weld wire manufacturer with a pull through raft set version of the QVW-150 mill.  This specialized QVW-150 mill will replace a competitor's pull through machine, while adding the benefits of interchangeable...

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Yoder Updates a 60 Year Old M-2 Tube Mill

Yoder recently supplied an Ohio company new roll stands, double turkshead straightener and laser alignment to update a 60 year old M-2 Tube Mill.  New components will allow the customer to run larger diameter once installation is complete.  Future...

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Roll Tooling for Existing Competitors Machine

Formtek recently supplied new roll tooling to form a fluorescent light fixture reflector. The tooling was installed and tested on the customer’s existing roll forming machine. The tooling designs take advantage of the existing machine parameters, to provide the...

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Yoder Supplies Seam Rotation Stand

Yoder recently supplied a SRS-350, Seam Rotation Stand to Jaytec LLC.  The unit is sized for 3.5” OD x 0.150” maximum tube size, covering a large range of mechanical tubing. The seam rotation stand adds value to mechanical tubing by...

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