Recently, Roll-Kraft, the precision roll tooling to tube and pipe producing company, welcomed the 7th and 8th grade classes from the local Chardon schools to visit the company and tour the factory in Mentor, Ohio. Tour guides accompanied the visitors through the various manufacturing operations while explaining each process. They observed the transformation of raw steel into roll tooling, which is then shipped to companies around the world, who manufacture products for the marketplace. This custom roll tooling is used in the tube and pipe and roll forming industry to make a multitude of products that are used by the general population every day, including stainless steel products.
The students also toured the offices of Roll-Kraft’s Mentor headquarters. They were interested to see how much of the manufacturing process is highly automated and computer driven. During the visit, they observed a demonstration of Roll-Kraft’s Copra Finite Element Analysis software, which is used to design a “virtual” set of tooling and test roll setups and operation before manufacturing begins, in order to improve any areas of weakness in the design.
Roll-Kraft is proud to be an active member of the Alliance for Working Together (AWT), which is a group of Northeast Ohio manufacturers who share a common mission: To change the misperception of American manufacturing, shape the next generation of manufacturing professionals and promote careers in manufacturing.