Welcome a New Fastening Process - Rollerform

Rollerforming puts a unique spin on joining materials together!

Orbitform has developed another robust, highly valuable joining process to compliment its orbital forming product line. Rollerforming uses multiple rollers mounted on a rotating spindle to gently smooth and form material into a seamless, solid form. The rollers intersect the workpiece on a precise contact line, gradually moving material to the desired shape.

Rollerforming is capable of forming parts with large diameters and thin wall materials, which are typically difficult to do with other fastening methods. Rollerforming is also advantageous when used to roll or close a lip. In addition, Rollerforming can be applied to applications where the rollers articulate as well as rotate, allowing for access into grooves and other areas.

Rollerforming replaces typical crimp tooling which can be problematic in part appearance and in process control reliability. Forming a curl or lip with Rollerforming often takes less than 20 percent of the force normally required for straight crimping or pressing. It is strong enough for critical automotive applications of metal and aluminum, and versatile enough for appearance sensitive plastic parts.

Orbitform's Rollerform process can:
o Crimp and seal using multiple rollerheads
o Cold form with very precise control
o Create a finished look on assembled parts
o Form both inside and outside diameters simultaneously
o Be used in work cells and automated assembly operations.

Parts fastened with Rollerforming process are easily incorporated into a host of assembly applications, utilizing Oribitform's modular powerheads, bench machines and turnkey assembly systems.

Profit from our experience and let Orbitform give you an advantage! For further information please call 1-800-816-9661 or email sales@orbitform.com.

All Topics