In 1992, Chicago Metal Rolled Products (CMRP) began operating what was then the largest structural steel beam bending machine in the Western Hemisphere. In 1999, we upgraded to the largest beam bending machine in the world. Today, we have over 130,000 square feet of plant space, with the capacity to lift more than 40 tons of steel and ship curved steel beams up to 105’ long. With decades of experience and the world’s greatest capacity, CMRP is the #1 choice for any beam bending project.
With 30 specialized beam bending machines between our Chicago and Kansas City plants, we can match the machine and the method to your specific requirements. For example, because we have more sizes of beam bending machines to choose from than any other company, we can minimize trim and obtain a greater yield from the raw steel material. (“Trim” is the material required at the ends of curved steel sections; trim length is determined by the distance between the rolls on the machine.)
CMRP has close relationships with specialized freight carriers who have the equipment—“low boys,” stretch trailers, etc.—to economically and safely ship oversize loads of curved steel beams anywhere on the continent.
All steel beam material is stored inside our state-of-the-art, climate-controlled plant.
With our extensive experience and years of past projects to use as reference, we can advise you on what can and can’t be achieved in beam bending and what, if any, shrinkage or deformation might occur, and offer cost- and time-saving suggestions.
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In addition to beam bending, we offer a range of value-added services, inlcuding:
There are numerous potential applications for beam bending, but we encounter certain applications more than others. For example, equipment manufacturers use our beam bending services to create components for heavy equipment, truck frames, tank stiffeners, and monorails. Structural steel fabricators use our beam bending capabilities for building frames, roof supports, canopies, trellises, and arches. These elements are found in stadiums, airports, rail stations, bus shelters, commercial buildings, auditoriums, gymnasiums, and many other structures.
Request a quote on custom beam bending today. If you’re not sure how to properly specify the curves you need, click here for a quick tutorial. Contact Chicago Metal Rolled Products to learn more about beam bending or any of our other services.