Process: Rolling


Rolling is a method to make sheet metal and components thinner and change its structure.

Rolling makes a piece of material thinner by feeding it through rolls, which are big rotating cylinders. When this is done, the workpiece's size and structure will change. The rolls, which can be adjusted, determine the end result. For example; rolls can be flat if the intention is to make a workpiece thinner. It is also possible to make a sheet round if it passes over two rolls, while a third pushes in between them from above, which is called roll bending or forming. This is the same way cones are produced, if one roll is inclined. There are several different kinds of rolling.

It is possible to do rolling with cold material, which usually means at room temperature. The benefits of this is usually nice tolerances and surface finish. Hot rolling also exists, but is mainly used for sheet metal and profiles of larger dimensions.

Rolling is mostly carried out by raw material suppliers. Some workshops also do rolling, and usually specialize in this or do it as a part of larger projects.

Picture: Irvon Press & Shear Ltd

Post project to suppliers with Rolling capabilities

Allowed file types: pdf jpg zip dxf dwg doc png igs stp step tif xls docx xlsx jpeg slddrw sldprt ipt bmp edrw pptx rar xps ai dae stl sat gif easm pdx txt rtf.
E.g., 18/01/2021
E.g., 18/01/2021
Sensitive project? Upload your own Non Disclosure Agreement along with your drawings and we'll make sure it's signed before the drawings are released to a supplier. Alternatively, why not use Qimtek's NDA:
Your details
Terms & Conditions

Rolling projects for quote

  1. Drawings count: 1

    Sheet Metal Forming-Rolling

    This client, a manufacturer of conveyor systems, currently seeks the assistance of a supplier who is able to undertake a new manufacturing opportunity. The successful supplier will be required to roll sections of steel channel into a selection of radii and varying lengths. The material is to be supplied and delivered free-issue by the client, which in turn needs drilling, rolling and cutting to length.

  2. Drawings count: 2

    Sheet Metal Forming-Rolling

    As part of a new product, this Qimtek Member requires a manufacturer who can roll long sections of 3mm 304 sheet up to 5.4M in length. This is expected to be a regular item requiring 5 in year 1, then up to 8 per year for the next 4 years. Matching support braces are also required 2 per tank.

  3. Drawings count: 5

    Sheet Metal Forming-Rolling

    This fabrication supplier, who does generally complete their own manufacture in-house, has a rolling requirement for the attached archways which is outside of their in-house capabilities. The buyer would therefore like to hear from potential Qimtek suppliers who can assist with this requirement. There is an immediate order to place for this enquiry and although this is a one-off requirement, the chosen supplier may be asked to assist with similar enquiries going forward, once a relationship has been established.

  4. Drawings count: 2

    Sheet Metal Forming-Rolling

    This company is a high-end consumer goods supplier with an immediate rolling requirement. They are interested in building a relationship with a supplier who is able to manufacture the attached wreath rings as per the drawings provided. Once initial samples are approved, the client will look to order the full quantities moving forward, meaning that the successful supplier will win a new long-term customer as well as the work in question.

  5. Drawings count: 1

    Sheet Metal Forming-Rolling

    Suppliers with ring rolling capacity are asked to make contact with this buyer - a designer and manufacturer of furniture, with a £50,000 annual spend on subcontract fabrication services. The ring foot will be used within a high stool and is currently required in quantities ranging from 4 to 170 off. Quality and accuracy to the drawings is key, as is the price. There is an initial order to place for 4 off with the chosen supplier.

  6. Drawings count: 1

    Sheet Metal Forming-Rolling

    This client,a manufacturer of industrial fan units, seeks the assistance of a supplier who can produce the attached inlet flange. This item is to be rolled from 50 x 50 x 6 mild steel angle and is to be delivered to OL13 9RW. There is an immediate order to place for this enquiry with the potential for additional opportunities moving forward.

  7. Drawings count: 0

    Sheet Metal Forming-Rolling

    This manufacturer of trailers, who outsources a massive £2,500,000 worth of fabrication and profiling each year, currently has one turnkey supplier for all of their subcontract requirements. Their existing outsourcing contract is soon to expire - as such, they are now looking for possible alternative suppliers who can assist them going forward. Transition of the part orders is to commence from the start of May, with some parts to be ordered immediately and others to be staggered while the client uses up their stock. The transition is expected to be completed - and the new supplier having taken on the chosen array of parts - by September 2019.

Companies listed in this category

View all suppliers in this category