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Jun 26
Manufacturing is a fast-paced industry.  The ability to react to customer demand immediately greatly elevates positioning within the industry and opens the door to great growth.  Recently, a stamping house was approached by their customer to become a full component supplier.  Responding to the challenge required immediate action to develop an assembly solution.     Initially [click here for more]

Apr 10
Automotive Parts
Orbitform has worked with many industries, including medical, aerospace, recreational, and more. As a proud Michigan manufacturer, we have been partnering with automotive manufacturers for 30+ years. We have provided assembly solutions for a large variety of automotive applications, including seating components, strikers, and more. Here are a few examples of some of the components [click here for more]

Jan 30
Roller Formed Edge
When you need to assemble round, thin-walled, tubular, metal parts, there are some unique challenges to overcome. Typical assembly processes like crimping can result in cracking, an inconsistent form, or part failure. Orbitform’s Roller Forming process is a solution to the challenges possible with these parts. What is Roller Forming? Roller Forming is a non-impact [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Dec 19
rollerforming
Solenoid Assembly Process Change As a solenoid valve manufacturer, customers rely on you to supply fast, safe switching with a long service life. Manufacturers face increasing pressure to decrease size while increasing longevity and function. Transmissions are being re-engineered smaller with more complicated designs; forcing solenoid valve designs to fit in tight spots. This limited [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
May 18
Roller Forming Lip
A car is traveling down the road at 35 miles per hour. A deer runs out at the last-minute surprising the driver and causing him the yank the wheel and drive into a guard rail. The driver is not hurt, and the car appears to be working… or is it? In the abrupt halt, a [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Dec 04
Ever get a new pair of shoes that feel like they were made just for your feet? They hug and support your feet and just feel good. You’re walking on air. You feel supported- like you could run for miles. The same is true for parts that interact with our air collet fixturing, especially when [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Oct 16
Wow, what a day! Forget normal Monday brain or being a bit sleepy and trying to get back into the work week swing of things. Not today! Even in the rainy Michigan weather, the only thing on my mind today has been the trade show. In a week or so Orbitform is packing up shop [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Oct 09
Water cooler talk. The idea is simple- initiate conversation about any particularly interesting topic to any passerby and hold the conversation for as long as possible. Tried and true topics for conversation include sporting event outcomes, the weather, the weekend, and workplace drama. While water cooler talk may not be as popular as it used [click here for more]

Sep 20
Join Orbitform at the Assembly Show 2017 October 24-26! The Orbitform booth is a show destination with industry-leading technology displayed on 1,500 square feet of floor space, including 17 forming, fastening, and automation machines, with live demonstrations. Use the standardized 20″ dial machine to assemble your own takeaway gift. Bring your parts to our booth [click here for more]

Sep 13
Fall is a time of traditions: Saturdays spent at the cider mill, hayrides through the woods, and hours spent raking leaves. One of our favorite traditions here at Orbitform is attending the Assembly Show. This show takes place in Rosemont, Illinois; starting on October 24th and ending October 26th. At Booth #505, Orbitform will display [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Aug 07
Orbitform Rollerhead
Prior to the development of the rollerforming assembly process, Orbitform used peen tools to form ball joints made of cast material. Forming parts with large diameters is difficult, if not impossible, with a peen, because of scrubbing or galling issues. To form large diameter parts, the corresponding peen diameter used for orbital forming is prohibitively [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Apr 06
There is a certain pop music song on the airwaves that goes something like this…”it’s all about that bass, about that bass, no treble…” When we hear that song, do you know what we think of? We think of our rivet machine competitors who only deal with one type of riveting process and often steer [click here for more]

Mar 21
Roller forming by Orbitform
Product manufacturers, metal fabricators, contract assemblers, and other manufacturing operations benefit from utilizing metal forming equipment of high quality, durability and flexibility. All things being equal, when a single machine can perform multiple metal forming operations, then the owner of the equipment is able to be more flexible and meet the needs of its customer [click here for more]

Feb 28
Rollerforming at Orbitform
What is happening in the Orbitform lab today? I’m glad you asked! An automotive supplier that specializes in manufacturing and assembling transmission clutches was facing some challenges with securing the oil dam to the clutch housing. They had heard that Orbitform had helped other clutch assembly customers attach oil dams to clutch housings before so [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Feb 15
Orbitform Rollerforming Machine
An industrial company needed a better solution for a ball and socket joint, used in a hydrostatic pump piston, for assembly with a specified end-play range. The company’s previous process spun the part and was limited to forming the material in a horizontal direction. The material would flex back and allow too great an end-play [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Oct 25
Articulating Rollerforming Machine by Orbitform
Orbitform’s Articulating Rollerhead with Process Intelligence offers force and distance monitoring during each Rollerform cycle. This new product is mounted to a draw bar spindle removing the rotary air coupler, creating a more compact and rigid design. This new product feature can be retrofitted to an existing articulating Rollerhead package. Learn More! [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
May 09
Impact Riveting Quad Hit
Four Ways We Hold Things Together We live in a world where things are put together. The computer you’re using, the desk it’s on, and the chair you are sitting in have all been assembled. At Orbitform, we specialize in permanent part assembly, processes like orbital forming, impact riveting, roller forming, and hot upset riveting [click here for more]

Dec 17
Articulating vs. Static
Orbitform has been designing and building assembly equipment since 1984. One of the areas we have specialized in is Roller Forming. We have two different types, articulating and static. Both of these serve their own purposes, and can offer you an assembly advantage. Roller Forming is a non-impact process using a spinning Roller Head with [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Nov 27
Static Roller Forming
If you are struggling to permanently assemble tubular or large diameter parts, Orbitform’s Roller Forming process may be the solution. Roller Forming is a non-impact process using a spinning Roller-head with two or more rollers to apply a symmetrical force to the part. [click here for more]

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Roller Forming
Nov 27
Orbitform is an expert in permanent part assembly. But you may be wondering what exactly that is, why it is important, or why you should consider it. Manufacturers and machine builders alike can stand to benefit from permanent assembly processes. [click here for more]

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