Plate rolling, or plate bending or rolling, is a metal processing technique that involves curving or shaping metal plates into cylindrical, conical, or other curved forms. Plate rolling is widely used in construction, manufacturing, and shipbuilding industries for applications such as the production of pipes, cylinders, tanks, and structural components.
It offers flexibility in creating curved forms with different diameters and thicknesses, allowing for the fabrication of custom-designed metal structures.
We use top-end plate rolling equipment to fit your dimensional specifications::
All pieces must be pre-broke before rolling to a complete circle. All pieces must not be more than 60” long. Pieces cannot be thicker than 0.250 of an inch.
Capable of rolling flat material from 14 gauge to ½” mild steel in the following dimensions:
*Some small diameter ¼” , and all 3/8” and ½” plate: Pre-braking required*
Capable of rolling structural square tubing up to 1-1/2” outside diameter (minimum wall thickness of .083”) to a minimum outside diameter of 24” as well as rolling Rebar into circles with a minimum of 5” inside diameter.
The process utilizes a plate rolling machine consisting of three rollers positioned in a triangular configuration. The metal plate is passed through the rollers, which exert pressure to bend the plate into the desired shape gradually. The process allows for efficient and cost-effective production of curved metal components.