How to Roll a Steel Cone

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How to Roll a Steel Cone
Steel cones present challenges at all stages of manufacturing. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Steel cones are used in several heavy industrial processes including mining. According to one manufacturer, a steel cone can be manufactured with a plate bending roll or slip roll machine. However, they are notoriously difficult to make, in comparison with a cylinder, on account of their more complex geometry. Further, joining the two edges of the cone can prove troublesome.

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Things you need

  • Pre-cut cone blank
  • Rolling machine
  • Cone-rolling attachment

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  1. 1

    Adjust the machine's bending roll position on the drive side of the machine as needed to create the taper of cone you require.

  2. 2

    Feed the pre-cut blank on one side of the machine.

  3. 3

    Ensure the internal radius of the blank is in contact with the cone-rolling attachment. Be sure that the internal radius travels through the machine at a slower speed than the outer radius to ensure the familiar cone shape is formed correctly.

  4. 4

    Observe the formation of the steel cone, followed by the automated welding process. Check the integrity of this carefully.

  5. 5

    Solder the steel where it's too thin to weld.

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