Abstract. Тhe review of studies in the field of helical rolling is carried out, both in balls production and in the axisymmetric shapes periodic profiles production. The historical development of the processes of cross-helical rolling of periodic profiles from their beginning to the present day is given. Significant attention is paid to modern foreign developments of Chinese and Polish scientists, who, using programs for modeling processes of both cross-helical rolling and cross-wedge rolling and flat-wedge rolling, conducted a detailed study of these processes and offered their own solutions. The brief review of the articles and the results analysis are presented.
Keywords: cross-helical rolling, cross-wedge rolling, flat-wedge rolling, helical-wedge rolling, wedge rolling, ball, periodic profile, axisymmetric profile, finite element method.