About Stainless Steel and Aluminum Plate Rolling
Steel/aluminum plate rolling is a process that creates bends in different materials as we work with aluminum, steel, stainless, galvanized steel, perforated metal, and other resources.
With expert operators and a high-precision plate rolling machine, you can roll both thin gauge sheet metal as well as a heavy plate to exact tolerances, and well equipped to take on most plate rolling jobs: such as creating products like channels, and enclosures, and frames, cones, hoppers, ductwork, machine housings, molds, stacks, piping, and bridges. Also can also create rolled tanks, guards, chutes, and dozens of items while the exciting CNC 4 roll plate rolling machines maintain repeatability and accuracy.
Rolling direction of plate rolling
On the surface of a rolled steel or aluminum plate, it is possible to see structural lines left by the rollers. These lines determine the rolling direction. Considering the end use of the plates, there may be situations where it is appropriate to pay attention to the rolling direction.
- Rolling direction definition: Here use the following rolling direction definition: The rolling direction is parallel to the structural lines on the surface.
- The rolling direction is important for the aesthetic appearance: The rolling direction creates structural lines on the aluminum surface. In order to create a uniform look, it is therefore important, for example, to place rolled plates with the rolling direction pointing the same way. This way the finished plate structure has a superior, uniform appearance where structural lines follow each other.
- Not only aesthetic but practical too: Knowledge of rolling direction does not have solely aesthetic benefits. During the machining of rolled aluminum, it is important to take the rolling direction into account. If, for example, aluminum bends the wrong way in relation to the rolling direction, there is a risk of breakage on the metal.
Works Cited: Rolling direction of an aluminium plate
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