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Since 1908, Chicago Metal Rolled Products has provided tube bendingbending of pipes, bar bending, beam bending, structural steel bending and plate rolling for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and construction. That accumulated expertise, along with our state-of-the-art bending machines and highly trained employees, translates into cost effective, 99% error-free quality for all of your steel bending and rolling of other metals.

Metal Bending Profiles


Tube Bending
Our tube bending capabilities include round, rectangular and square tubing from 3/8 inch diameter to 24 inch outside diameter and virtually every size tube in between. OEM applications include parts for roll-over protection (ROP) on vehicles, elbows for process plants, and bicycle racks. In construction, tube bending is used for parts of roof trusses, as stringers on bridges,  for canopies and circular staircases. Working with engineers at CNH Global, our engineers designed and manufactured arms to support the buckets on their front-end loaders. Working with architects, structural engineers and fabricators, our tube bending expertise was put to use for the world’s largest McDonald’s arches and for the roof of the University of Phoenix Stadium.


Chicago Metal Rolled Products has the capabilities of bending pipes up to 24 inch diameter. OEM applications include bending pipes for  agricultural and construction machinery, for process piping including parts for General Electric, and for antennas. Construction applications include sections for curved pipe trusses, bridges, circular stairs, and canopies. Working with architect Frank Gehry and SOM engineers, we bent 570 tons of pipes for a huge trellis at Chicago’s Millennium Park.


We are bending bars up to 36 inch by 12 inch. OEM applications include bending bars for flanges to connect pipe, stiffeners around tanks and pipe clamps. Construction applications include bending bars for handrails, strakes on stacks, and curved lintels.


Beam bending up to 44 inches the “hard way” is done on the world’s largest beam bender at Chicago Metal Rolled Products. OEM applications for beam bending include heavy machinery parts, monorails, cradles, and tank stiffeners. Construction applications for the bending of beams include roof supports, bridges, canopies, arches, and curved facades.


Structural steel bending of angles, bars, beams, channels, tees, pipe, tube, and formed sections all can be used in construction as elements of lintels, roof trusses, arches, bridge supports, canopies, domes, stadiums, arenas, art—in almost every type of structure.


We roll up to 2 inch thick plate 12 ft. wide and 30 ft. long. OEM applications include tanks, machine housings, man ways, chutes, cones, shrouds, process piping etc. Construction applications include cofferdams, tanks, stacks, culverts, bridges etc.

For more information regarding Chicago Metal Rolled Products, contact us. We specialize in bending OEM component parts and structural bending for construction.


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