This section provides general information about various techniques used in the creation of decorative sheet metal finishes. We include comments about the advantages and disadvantages of specifying these finishing methods for architectural metal applications. With respect to any of the techniques employed, Contrarian Metal Resources endeavors to provide products that are best in class, having the highest degree of uniformity possible. Rolled-In Finishes Akin to embossing, rolled-in finishes involves rolling coiled sheet metal through a set of work rolls to impart a texture. Advantages Since temper mills run at several hundred feet per minute, large quantities can be processed quickly at a reasonable cost. Repeatability of the surface pattern is excellent. Provided the producer executes proper process controls on the incoming material, as well as during the rolling process, uniformity from batch to batch can be achieved. Disadvantages Small quantities are not practical on production-oriented rolling equipment. Contrarian Metal Resources, an industry leader in the manufacture of rolled-in metal finishes for architecture, offers several products of this type. We support small quantities by maintaining an inventory of popular sizes and adding small custom orders to large runs. More about the following rolled-in finishes can be learned under the PRODUCTS tab. Rolled-In Stainless Steel Finishes InvariLux® InvariMatte® InvariTone™ Rolled-In Stainless Titanium Finish InvariSand™ > Click here to download this Technical Information Brochure which includes additional information on our many other finishes.
- Written by Roberta Bianchi