Hat Channels

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Hat Channels A hat channel is similar to a C channel, except it has edges that form the "brim" of the hat. These channels are often used in construction applications to create space between two materials or create a piece that new materials can be fixed to.

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Skokie, IL  |  847-965-6700

Our roll forming is among the best in the world. Located in Chicago, Illinois we are able to provide products to the world. We have technicians that are able to work with you in order to come up with the product that you have been searching for. Our research and development department ensures that we are on the leading edge of innovation at all times. Trust us with your business and contact our representatives today for more information!

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Samson Roll Formed Products Company $$$

Berkeley, IL  |  708-449-7050

Johnson Bros. is a leading manufacturer when it comes to roll forming metals, pre-finished and plain. Such as profiles, U-Channels, C-Channels, J-Channels, Hat Channels, Box Channels, Zee Channels, Strut Channels, moldings, angles, rings (bent inline), frames, lock seam & open seam tubing. For runs large or small, our fully capable process goes from concept to completion.

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Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co. $$$

Elkhart, IN  |  800-998-5940

With over 50 years of experience, United Roll Forming specializes in roll forming for a variety of industries. Our products are the result of state-of-the-art machines that provide both quality and efficiency. We are extremely proud of our ability to take any type of metal and transform it when other suppliers gave up. No matter the size or shape, turn to us for your fabrication needs.

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United Roll Forming, Inc. $$$

Louisville, KY  |  502-653-1744

Producing five different standard products, as well as complicated roll forming sections and secondary operations such as notching, punching and fabricating, is Roller Die & Forming Company, Inc. They provide in-house tool room for quality metal moldings and the employees have been trained in every aspect of the roll forming process, representing over 200 years of experience.

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Roller Die & Forming Company, Inc. $$$

Ixonia, WI  |  920-261-9650

ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer specializing in custom roll forming. Unique profiles are run in gauges from 0.005" to 0.165" and widths up to 48" on 35 lines. Adding in-line operations may enhance your product. Design assistance is available to seek an economically creative solution. Economical production lots often begin around 5,000 lineal feet. For more information on us or our products, give us a call today!

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M.P. Metal Products, Inc. $$$

Racine, WI  |  262-633-2200

Premier Products of Racine is a full-service company established in 1999 that provides custom roll formed products for applications such as outdoor appliances, tanker trucks, and office furniture. Our 40,000-square-foot facility enables us to perform a variety of additional processes such as custom packaging, welding, and riveting. For more information on what we can do for you, call or visit our website!

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Premier Products of Racine, Inc. $$$
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One example of this use would be the installation of siding on a new concrete building. Workers would attach hat channels vertically at regular intervals along the wall, like studs, and then attach the new siding directly to these hat channels.

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Hat channels are almost always made out of metal, and aluminum is a popular choice because it is light and strong, so it can be easily installed during building projects without compromising quality. Hat channels are manufactured in metal fabrication shops by professionals who design, engineer and then manufacture them based on standardized or custom specifications.

Cold roll forming is used in some plants to slowly press the metal into the hat shape without heating it up, while other fabricators use a traditional mold at high temperatures to form the metal into the correct shape.

Some manufacturers, particularly larger industrial ones who create hat channels for major clients, will offer a team of in-house engineers who can design custom hat channels to meet a particular set of building specifications. The engineering team will then work with the production managers to establish an efficient process for building these custom hat channels with their equipment.

Process optimization is very important for speed and cost control. After manufacturing, hat channels are quickly distributed to suppliers and tradespeople to be used in building projects of all sizes. Because they are light, hat channels can be shipped via truck or train in very high volumes, making purchases convenient for large construction firms.

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