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.
Roll forming is a high-speed production process that converts a flat strip of metal into shapes that are channels, angles, tubes or some variation of these basic shapes. Various kinds of tubes can be made using roll forming including open seam tubing, welded tubing, and Lock Seam Tubing.
Samson Roll Formed Products Company is one of the largest manufacturers of Lock Seam Tubing, which is used in such applications as flagpole kits, shoe racks, badminton poles, maypoles, lawn and garden torches and corrugated shelf supports, to name a few.