Metal fabrication includes a number of different processes. One of these processes is metal rolling. Rolled metal makes it easier for fabrication and manufacturing companies to create products from the sheet metal that results from rolling the steel or aluminum. There are two reasons for rolling metal.

Rolled Metal Thins out the Sheets

When rolling metal, the sheets are fed over, through and around giant cylinders again and again. These cylinders also apply some compression during the process that helps make the metal thinner and thinner. The metal can be thinned to any thickness through metal rolling this way.

The metal can be heated and reworked if the initial rolling, pressing and thinning processes make the sheets a little too thick for customer use. When the desired thickness is achieved, the metal is rolled and stored on cylinders.

Storage and Shipping

Another purpose for rolling metal is storage and shipping. Several square meters of sheet metal is rolled onto massive cylinders. Then it is stored and/or shipped to the consumer company requesting a roll of the desired metal and desired thickness. A specified length of the metal can also be cut from a rolled metal cylinder, re-rolled onto an empty cylinder, and then shipped to the customer.

Multiple cylinders of rolled metal may be stored horizontally and/or vertically in a warehouse. In many of these warehouses, the rolls are stored on vertical risers with poles through the centers of the rolls. If you are interested in buying any quantity of rolled metals, contact SAMS Fabrication Ltd., via