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Where to get custom made rollers for rolling mills


I have an ancient rolling mill I’d like to get shiny new rollers
for. I am 99% sure the manufacturer will be of no help but any place
that offers custom pattern rollers should be able to make me grooved
and flat rollers. I’m not having much luck finding such a company.

The rolling mill is a 50+ year old Buhler rod mill with 1.5 HP
motor; no safety switches and no reverse (thinking I’ll retrofit
that). It has all V rollers that are slightly pitted - this has not
been a problem with rolling out rod in preparation for wire drawing
but I’d like to get nice squarish wire and have flat rollers for
trying this embossing people are talking about.

Jon Daniels
The Ring Lord Chainmail


I have had flat rolls made for my power mill by a good machine shop.
I had them made in S7 tool steel but if I was to do it again I would
opt for A2 to get a harder surface. But any good machine shop who can
turn between centers can easily make a set of rolls. You then need to
have them heat treated and then ground to final dimension for the
needed concentricity.


James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts