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Research and Product Development

We maintain our position of global leadership in cold rollforming technology through a commitment to and investment in R&D and this aspect of our operation is led by an in-house team of research and product development engineers.

These highly qualified engineers represent a significant proportion of the global expertise in this field and are dedicated to the development of ever more efficient products and processes. They work in collaboration with more than 10 academic and scientific institutions across the UK, have published dozens of research papers and have maintained an internal academic research portfolio since 1985.

As a Hadley customer, whether existing or potential, this wealth of knowledge is available on demand. We invite you to see our Research and Product Development team as an extension of your technical department, a source of knowledge and technical expertise that can be called upon to support your own product development.

Among the many areas in which we can help are structural design calculations, material evaluation and product specification. We can also support you through the integration of existing process technologies and the development of new technologies.

Among the techniques we use to develop products and processes are the following:

  • Theoretical evaluation
  • Geometric profile optimisation
  • Computer simulation
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Physical testing
  • Metallurgical analysis
  • Process capability studies