Metal Roller/Research Development

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Research for the Metal Roller.

Hot Rolling

Tech Tree of Choices

Rolling can take several forms - no pun intended. Rolling of flat sheets is typical. Rolling of threads can likewise be done via heavy hydralics and thread dies. This appears to be a favorable process for threading due to its speed and accuracy.

  • See thread rolling machines - [1]
  • The alternative to rolling for threads is a screw machine, or a whirling machine - [2]


  • It seems likely that the metal rollers will need to be carved out of large castings on a lathe in order to be smooth and solid. In order to avoid the need for a lathe during construction it might be possible to use the machine itself as an in place lathe by temporarily rigging the roller drive system for high speed and mounting a cutting bit. --Tristan Hume (talk) 03:59, 28 January 2015 (CET)

Next steps

  • search the wiki for metal rolling pages
  • grab links from youtube, google, and wikipedia for relevant information.
  • Classify metal rolling techniques
  • identify industry standard designs/manufacturers
  • evaluate designs against OSE Spec
  • formulate design for CAD team
  • etc...


  • This is a great introductory article on the design of roll forming machines by Chuck Summerhill of Roll-Kraft. File:Basic Roll Design.pdf

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