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Definition of Oil Canning (in 100 words or less)

Katie Bowles February 27, 2019

There are many problems that can occur when using portable rollforming machines. Here is a clear and concise definition on a common issue.

What Is Oil Canning?

Oil canning refers to the perceived waviness or warping in flat areas of a metal panel or coil, an inherent characteristic in light-gauge, cold-rolled flat metal products. It’s is caused by various stresses within the metal itself. This problem can occur in any type of metal material including:

  • Steel
    • Galvalume®
    • Galvanized
    • Stainless
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Aluminum

Check out this article for more in-depth information on oil canning and how to correct it if it happens to you.

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