Metal Channels

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Metal Channels Metal channels are strips of metal that have been formed into channels. A channel is a rectangular tube, though metal channel designs can be open or closed. The shape of an open metal channel closely resembles the shape of the letter U, except its angles are boxier.

Leading Manufacturers

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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Uses for metal channels are found in many contexts across many industries. IT infrastructure companies use painted metal channels to cover wiring that would otherwise be exposed to contact with people or other moving objects. Metal channels can be used in carpentry and building construction in industrial, commercial and residential building contexts.

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In many offices and residences, perforated aluminum or brass channels are used to support modular shelving systems. Some varieties of door trim, particularly in industrial and institutional settings, can feature metal channels. Metal channels can be used to direct electrical wiring, it can be used as rail guidance systems or tracking for carts and they are widely used to support signs on highways.

Metal channels can be fabricated in many ways, but roll forming is the simplest method and produces the smallest amount of waste materials. Roll forming is a cold rolling process, which means that no heat is applied to the metal in order to make it more pliable. Instead, a long series of rollers use force to gradually bend a metal.

A roll former begins roll forming a stock of metal by drawing the metal in with its first set of rollers. Those rollers are specially designed to fit tightly around the contours of the metal. Those rollers direct the metal to the next set of rollers, which is usually positioned just inches away. The configuration of the next rollers is slightly different than the first, which causes the shape of the metal to change slightly.

Each subsequent roller set imparts its shape to the metal until it reaches the last set of rollers, at which time the metal has taken its final shape. When the metal emerges from the last rollers, it can be cut and prepared for shipment to customers. Aluminum, steel, zinc, brass and many other metals can be made into channels using a roll forming process.

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