Slip roller is the user-friendly equipment that helps roll sheet steel metal into a minimum forming radius of down to 50mm (2ʺ). The slip roll is a must have piece of fabrication equipment for any serious fabricator.
So, what is ‘sheet metal’, and what are the names for sheet steel in its various thicknesses? We have covered this topic before, and if you wanted to read that article, you can find it here. However, in brief, ‘sheet metal’ can be categorised in three ways.
Metal foil is extremely thin sheets of metal that has been hammered or rolled flat. Typically, aluminium or gold, foils are usually 0.03mm in thickness. However, foil can be as thick as 0.2mm and still be considered a foil.
Sheet metal is any metal that is thicker than a foil, but thinner than plate. Is commonly used for lighter construction that does not require robust durability. The machine that is perfect for bending sheet metal, is called a slip roll.
Finally, plate steel is any sheet over 6mm in thickness. Typically used for heavy construction and robust applications, plate is used where durability is of high importance. The machine capable of bending plate is no longer a slip roll, but a plate roll.
While all three are technically metal in sheet form, only metals over 0.2mm and below 6mm are strictly ‘sheet metal’!
The slip roll is a must have piece of fabrication equipment for any serious fabricator. These compact and user-friendly machines are designed to form sheet metal into curved panels or cylinders. They are built to withstand years of rolling, even at maximum capacity.
Slip rollers are the user-friendly equipment that helps roll sheet steel metal into a minimum forming radius of down to 50mm (2ʺ). DIMAKIN’s manual version of this versatile and compact machine can be bench mounted, increasing their convenience. Moreover, the motor-powered machines eliminate all the backbreaking work associated with manual machines. Three precision ground and polished rollers position in such a way as to guide a curved edge into a sheet of steel when passed through.
So how simple is it to use a DIMAKIN slip roller?
Follow this advice to ensure safe and precise rolling without any material damage. You will be an expert in no time!
Yes, slip rolling is as simple as that. Even a beginner can easily learn the basics and work with a slip rolling machine in only a few minutes!
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