When it comes to constructing high-rise buildings, every element matters, from the architectural design to the materials used. Among the critical components of high-rise construction is the foundation, and one often overlooked yet indispensable aspect of this foundation is metal decking. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of metal decking in the foundation of high-rise buildings and how it plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety, durability, and efficiency of these towering structures.

The Basics of Metal Decking

Roll forming is a cold metalworking process used to transform a flat strip or coil of metal into a desired shape. It relies on a series of precisely designed rollers (also known as roll tooling) to progressively bend the metal into the desired profile. The result is a continuous and uniform section of metal, with consistent dimensions along its length.

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The Roll Forming Process

  1. Material Feeding: Roll forming starts with a coil or a flat strip of metal, typically made of steel, aluminum, or other alloys. This material is loaded onto an uncoiled, which feeds it into the roll forming machine.
  2. Roll Tooling: The heart of the roll forming process is the set of rolls or rollers, each designed to perform a specific bending or shaping operation. These rollers are strategically positioned along the length of the machine.
  3. Forming Stations: The metal strip passes through a series of forming stations, each housing a set of rollers that gradually shape the metal. These rollers can have various contours and shapes, depending on the final profile required.
  4. Progressive Shaping: As the metal moves through the machine, it undergoes a series of incremental bends and deformations. The metal gradually takes on the desired shape with each pass through a forming station. This incremental approach ensures precision and consistency.
  5. Cutting and Shearing: In some cases, roll forming machines are equipped with cutting or shearing mechanisms to trim the formed part to the desired length.
  6. Final Output: Once the metal has passed through all the forming stations and any necessary cutting or shearing operations, the result is a continuous length of metal with the desired profile.

At Cordeck, we leverage the art of roll forming to deliver high-quality metal decking products that meet the precise needs of our customers. Our advanced roll forming technology ensures that every piece of metal decking we produce is of the highest standard, contributing to the success and durability of your construction projects.

For more information on high-quality corrugated steel deck products and accessories, call us at 262-857-6400 or get a quote online.