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Metal working processes that are generally carried out with machine tools or multi-tool machining centers.

Metal Shapes for Structural Applications

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Custom roll formed Hats can be made from coils of aluminum, steel, brass, bronze or copper. Sometimes costly secondary operations can be eliminated by incorporating them in-line. Economical production quantities typically begin around 5,000 lineal feet for profiles with existing tools. If new tooling is necessary, an annual volume of 30,000 lineal feet is a good benchmark to use to justify the investment. Metal gauges range from .010" up to .165", flat widths from 1/2" up to 48", and heights up to 3". Custom lengths, special materials, finishes and packaging are tailored to OEM customer requirements.