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Metal Channel Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of metal channel manufacturers and suppliers. Find metal channel companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture metal channels to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top metal channel manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the metal channel companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of metal hat channel, rolling metal channels, and metal ring channels of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

  • Skokie, IL

    Our metal channels cannot be topped! We have made it our personal mission to offer a wide range of metal channels for your convenience. Our staff aims to bring full customer satisfaction every time we work with you. It is our goal to turn first time customers into lifelong connections. To find out how to get started and have us design custom products for you check out our website or send an email to one of our customer service representatives today!

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  • Berkeley, IL

    For such an experienced company like us, metal channels are not a problem. Our company is skilled at developing the idea you have into the solid object you need. Products such as this can serve countless purposes in a variety of fields. For quality products and great customer service, turn to us.

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  • Elkhart, IN

    We have been providing excellent product value and quality customer service for over 50 years. Our mission is to be able to give you what you want, when you want it. There is no job to challenging for us to handle and we will complete each job with efficiency and speed. Bring us your business today! Visit our website and fill out our easy form to learn how to get started designing your metal channels today! Let us work for you!

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  • Louisville, KY

    If you are expecting same day job quotes, look no further than Roller Die & Forming Company. They have an in-house tooling staff, which is prepared to meet any metal forming challenge. Metal channels are no hassle for this experienced, fully trained and flexible staff that is even willing to re-engineer parts to reduce the cost to you as much as possible.

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  • Ixonia, WI

    Since 1965, M.P. Metal Products has specialized in custom roll forming metals into a variety of metal channels used in a number of industries. Parts are run in gauges from 0.005" to 0.165" and widths up to 48" on 35 lines. In-line punching often reduces costly secondary operations. Economical production lots typically begin around 5,000 lineal feet. We are an ISO 9001:2008 certified company asking to help meet your needs. For more information, give us a call!

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  • Racine, WI

    Since our founding in 1999, Premier Products of Racine has been providing roll formed products and innovative solutions for customers in a multitude of industries, ranging from telecommunications to outdoor appliances. We have experience with metal materials including aluminum, carbon steel, copper, stainless steel, and titanium. With our variety of capabilities, Premier Products of Racine has your needs covered.

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  • Athens, TN

    Founded in 1945, Mills Products is an ISO 9001 certified highly respected component manufacturer. We are well-known for our appliance handles and oven window assemblies. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, we manufacture a variety of roll formed, hydroformed, die case and stamped parts into complex assemblies. We even offer the capabilities to produce custom styling for unique applications.

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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Cardinal Manufacturing Co.: Quality Craftsmanship Since 1958

Metal Channels Since 1958, Cardinal Manufacturing Company has been a leader in custom roll forming. Our family owned and operated company produces high quality roll formed parts such from metal channels to steel angles, we specialize in manufacturing roll formed parts according to our customers' design and specifications. Read More...... Read More

How Metal Channels are Made

Metal Channels A metal channel is a piece of metal welded or rolled together to create a 3D shape, often in the shape of a U, L, or even a hat shape. These channels are a vital support in many forms of construction, including building framework, vehicle framework, furniture framework, and additional support for these products as well. There are two basic ways to create metal channels, and both are widely used in the manufacturing industry. Roll forming tends to have higher strength, but welding can be less expensive and... Read More

Applications for Metal Channels

Metal Channels Metal channels are thin, long pieces of metal formed into a particular shape of metal. Many metal channels are roll formed, using a series of highly pressurized rollers to bend the metal into the desired shape. This allows the piece of metal to retain most of the strength of the original metal, which could not occur if separate pieces of metal were welded together. Metal channels can take on a variety of shapes, from a simple U channel shape to a more complicated hat channel or Z channel.... Read More

M.P. Metal Products: Roll Forming Flexibility

Metal Channels M.P. Metal Products is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of roll formed products. We have specialized in roll forming since 1965, and with 35 roll formers we can manufacture many different shapes including metal channels, trim, profiles, framing, and much more. Read More...... Read More

How to Buy Metal Channels

The world of metal channels is surprisingly large. If you have never tried to purchase a metal channel, then you have no idea how many different selection factors are involved. Luckily, we've put together this little guide to help you navigate the waters of metal fabrication and can help you identify the best channel for your needs. Metal channel profiles: There are two different standards for metal channel profiles in the metal cutting world. The first standard is the Aluminum Association (AA) profile, which has an even thickness on all... Read More

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Metal Channels

Metal channels are closed or opened tubes formed from metal strips, usually used for some sort of structural application. Metal channels are usually rectangular-esque, but open metal channels may take on a variety of shapes, such as those that resemble the letter U, the J or the letter C. These channels are named U-channels, J-channels and C-channels, respectively. Depending on their shape and size, metal channels may be used for a wide variety of applications, including many applications in the electrical, carpentry and building construction industries. They are often used, for example, to direct electrical wiring and/or house and protect wiring from exposure, as tracking for carts, as rail guidance systems, as door trim, to support highway signs and to support modular shelving systems.

Metal channels may be made from a variety of metal materials, the most common being steel, aluminum, zinc, brass or a combination thereof. Different materials work better or worse in the creation of different channel products. Brass and aluminum, for instance, are both popular choices for the fabrication of perforated shelving support channels. Regardless of the material chosen, the easiest and least wasteful way to fabricate a metal channel is through a cold rolling process known as roll forming. In rolling forming, instead applying heat, a roll former applies force to shape the metal. More specifically, it engages a long series of rollers, which are designed to fit snugly around the material’s contours. Each set of rollers is slightly different than the one before it, so that as the metal passes through, it gradually changes shape. Once it passes through the final roller, which imparts the metal with its intended shape, it may be considered a channel. Often, after being roll formed, the metal channel undergoes further processing. It is, for example, frequently cut down to one or more predetermined lengths. Additionally, manufacturers may apply finishing coats for aesthetic and/or functional reasons. Take, for example, J-channels. J-channels are commonly installed around the edges of different building components, and for this reason they are often coated to look like wood with a brown, grainy finish. In addition, since they are frequently installed on the outside of a building, they are also typically available for purchasing with a layer or layers of all-weather coating.

Manufacturers can fabricate channels to meet a variety of different standards, depending on the market or markets to which they are selling their product. Usually, metal channels are standard made and may be purchased directly from a manufacturer or at a hardware store, though it is also possible to custom order metal channels if need be. Also, some channels are available in a variety of standard styles. C-channels, for example, are offered in different styles that match the different regional norms. Styles such as these include American Standard, Aluminum Association and Canadian styles. American Standard C-channels have rounded corners and sides that thin out gradually as they ascend, while Canadian style C-channels and Aluminum Association style C-channels both have rounded corners on the inside and thick walls. Also, upon occasion, two C-channels can be welded together to create an I-channel.

Some metal channels are better suited to some jobs than others. U-channels, for example, which are typically quite deep with a rounded bottom, lend themselves well as the trim around shower door glass, as repair pieces for window frames, as conduits, as railings and as components in boat accessories. They are especially useful because walls associated with these applications can be different lengths. J-channels, on the other hand, are much better suited to aesthetic applications. Mostly, they are installed as the finishing touch around gable edges, around window trim and around door trim. C-channels stand apart from the others because, in addition to being applied as trim or molding, they are often called upon to serve both joining and structural purposes. To find out more about differentiations such as these and to determine the identify the best metal channel for your application, reach out to a trusted metal channel manufacturer. To find such a manufacturer, look no further than this page, which lists a number of talented and proven metal channel suppliers. With any one of them, you’re not in good hands, you’re in great hands.

Roller Die & Forming Hat Channel
Roller Die & Forming J Channel
Metal Channel – Roller Die & Forming Company, Inc.
Metal Channel – Roller Die & Forming Company, Inc.
Roll Forming Angels
C-121 28 to 26 gage roll formed painted galvanized channel
Metal Channel – M.P. Metal Products, Inc.
Metal Channel – M.P. Metal Products, Inc.