Using Steel For Commercial Buildings and Beyond

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Steel is a versatile material known for its strength, flexibility, and high-quality finish. It is often used in commercial and industrial buildings but can also be an excellent choice for other structures. This blog post will explore six types of buildings that benefit from incorporating steel into their designs. Residential Buildings Steel is becoming an […]

The Advantages of ISF Steel Construction Software

The Advantages of ISF Steel Construction Software

Exceptional accuracy is required when designing steel structures. A minor change in the measurements can lead to a loss of time and money. Thankfully, the days of using pencils and protractors are over. International Steel Framing Software Suite enables you to design a complete steel structure, saving time and money while improving safety. ISF steel […]

4 Benefits of LEED Certification

LEED Certification

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design According to the EPA, constructing green buildings entails environmental responsibility and resource efficiency throughout the building’s lifecycle. A green building aims to have a net positive effect on the environment and the people who inhabit these buildings throughout the building’s planning, design, construction, and operations. Leadership in Energy and […]

5 Advantages of Building With Steel

Building with Steel

5 Reasons Steel Is So Widely Used The advantages of steel are numerous and include its strength, flexibility, durability, ease of installation, and resistance to deterioration, making it one of the most used construction materials in the world. Several advantages of working with steel include: Steel Is Easy To Work With Steel products are roll […]

Cold Rolled Steel vs. Hot Rolled Steel

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When it comes to processing steel for industrial purposes, the basic technique of rolling was introduced as far back as 1783 by Henry Cort, who was among the first to successfully improve on the more archaic methods that were prevalent during the time. Since then, two processes have emerged as the primary methods for forming […]

How Roll-Formers Improve Building Quality and Save Money

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One of the most common objections to buying a roll-forming machine is the cost. However, investing in your own roll-forming machine may actually save your business money in the long run. A well-maintained roll-former can: In this post, we’ll explore exactly how roll-formers achieve this, so the next time you’re browsing through roll-former machines for […]

How to Make More Money with Roll Forming

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When making the decision to purchase a roll forming machine, it’s a good idea to perform a cost/benefit analysis to gain some insight into potential revenues, costs, and profitability margins. This process involves analyzing two product lines: wall panels and stud and track materials for most companies. However, there is a third potential revenue line […]

The Advantages of Cold Forming

cold forming

Different types of steel are good for different applications. During the creation process, steel can be hot-rolled or cold-rolled. Both hot-rolled steel and cold-rolled steel have their unique advantages and disadvantages. For construction, cold-formed steel (CFS) is generally better than hot-rolled steel. However, cold-formed steel has the upper hand in architecture compared to other materials […]

Roll Formers Designed for Ease of Changeovers

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International Steel Framing’s Performance 1 is an automatic, multiple profile, gearbox driven roll forming machine — that changes profiles in about 5 minutes and automatically adjusts to do multiple gauges — making it the most cost-effective roll former on the market today. Performance 1 Minimizes changeover time and keeps training time to a minimum Automatically […]

ISF Roll Forming in the News

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The ISF case study of a 60’x140’ pole barn using steel post-frame construction made Rollforming Magazine! A 60’x140′ pole barn style building was designed and engineered using a new building methodology. Advanced automation software for building design and truss engineering, combined with special roll forming machinery, created a new building system that went together in […]

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