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Industry Leader in Custom Roll Formed Products.

Hygrade Components is the industry leader in roll formed plastics, laser-wielded air spacers, screen frames, warn edge spacer alternatives, muntin bars, steel sash stiffeners, window screen components, and other accessories for windows and doors. We are headquarted in Bethlehem, PA, and have other plants in Oregon, Tennessee, and New York in order to better serve our customers. We strive to make sure that our products are value added products that increase manufacturing productivity and reduce waste and labor.

The Basics of Roll Forming

Roll forming may sound like a science experiment, but it is actually a simple metal bending process that takes place on rollers. Roll forming services have been creating rolled metal for over 100 years, and the shaped metal is highly useful in today’s industrial world.

United Roll Forming: 50 Years of Quality Roll Forming

United Roll Forming has set itself apart in the roll forming industry, offering matchless customer service and expertise in design and manufacturing. Located in Elkhart, Indiana, we have been roll forming aluminum and steel for customers all over the world for over 50 years. With 3 production plants, over 50,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art roll forming equipment, and experienced operators, even the most complex shapes take form. Our dedicated engineers make it their mission to assist customers with all their projects big and small, matching custom parts or creating new prototypes from drawings.

Roll Forming – Not as Complicated as it Seems

Roll forming is an industrial process that can seem a little cartoony. If you were to look at a long roll forming production line, what you’d see before you might seem like an overly-elaborate, Wiley Coyote sort of contraption. Since I learned what roll forming is, I’ve found myself thinking about it now and then and wondering if there isn’t a better way to accomplish what happens during the roll forming process. That’s not to say that I don’t think it’s amazing and fascinating to learn about. I think it’s probably the most logical, intuitive response to the challenge of forming long metal channels into usable products. But maybe it’s the seeming complicatedness of it that gives me pause.

Roll Forming Defined

Compared to brake forming, roll forming can produce more parts with greater uniformity and consistency throughout the length of the part. Roll forming also eliminates multiple stage operations, trim scrap, and slitting burrs.