Introduction to Metal Rolling

Rolled cylinders can be created with metal rolling. In this process, metal is passed through a pair of rolls to form tubes, pipes and cylinders of a desired size.

Metal Rolling Methods

Cold rolling is primarily used to create tubes out of sheets, strips, plates and rods. Our cold rolled products are typically under 0.250″ in thickness depending on material type and length of cylinder. Cold rolling does not reduce the metal thickness rolling can be done in a single pass.

Types of Metal Rolling Processes

There are several types of metal rolling processes. These include

  • Ring Rolling
  • Roll Bending
  • Roll Forming
  • Profile Rolling
  • Controlled Rolling

Applications of Rolled Cylinders

Rolled cylinders are used to create tubes, pipes and cylinders. These have applications across a variety of industries. Metals such as carbon steel, stainless steel, copper, brass and aluminum are typically used to create rolled cylinders.

Custom Rolled Cylinders

We have the capability for creating rolled cylinders with the use of rolling and seam welding technology. We can create rolled cylinders that are 0.018 of an inch to 0.250 of an inch thick and up to 72 inches in length.

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Specifications for Custom Tubing, Pipes, & Metal Cylinders

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Rolling, Seam Welding

Tightest Tolerance

(+/-.010")

Material Thickness

From 0.018" Up to 0.250" thick

Product Length

Up to 72"

Product Diameter

Up to 72"

Cutting Method

CNC Machining & Saw Cutting

Material Used

Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Steel, Copper Brass

Material Finish

2B Finish, #4 brush finish

Volume

1pcs to 50,000 pcs

Typical Delivery Time

4 to 12 weeks

Delivery Location

International

Standards Met

ASME, AWS