A bead roller is a type of roller used for forming and reinforcing sheet metal. Sheet metal is rolled between two beads (or other dies) to give it extra strength and rigidity. The bead roller in the shop is the Mittler 210-24M.
The current Ace of the Bead Roller is Needed (Makerhub@georgefox.edu).
- Video showing the bead rolling process.
- Begin by tracing the area of your desired bead on the sheet metal.
- Next, loosen the tensioning bolt, and place the sheet metal between the two forming dies.
- Tighten the tensioning bolt by turning it two revolutions after both dies contact the sheet metal.
- 19 Ga (.040”) Mild Steel
- 16 Ga (.050”) Aluminum
- 21 Ga (.035”) Stainless