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How can I roll 1/8" steel, without spending thousands on a machine?
jackevorkian - Monday, June 21, 2010 - 6:17pm
I need to roll 1/8" steel into cylindrical bands ranging from 3" to 18" wide, and 6" to 24" diameter. I've done it many times by manually bending it around a piece of pipe, but I am looking to get away from that approach. I've also had it done by big metal shops, but that is a pretty rigid process that requires a lot of planning and doesn't allow me to design on the fly and experiment.
Would a 50"/16G slip roll be capable of rolling smaller pieces of 1/8", if I did it at the end of the rollers?