Structural steel is the most recycled material on earth. A full 95% of structural steel is made from recycled product. It is even the case that structural steel can be reused without further processing. These factors are appreciated especially by individuals valuing environmental sustainability. A leading proponent of sustainability in construction is the USGBC (The U.S. . . . → Read More: Profile Bending of Used Railroad Rail: Can It Help Save the Environment?
Most metal fabricators fill their scrap bins with wasted steel, even expensive stainless. To a metal art sculptor, however, this scrap can be both exciting and useful beyond the scrap value of the material.
We have had numerous artists use curved steel sections literally from our scrap bins. They say they like the depth and shadows that . . . → Read More: Stainless Steel Tube Bending: From Scrap to Art
General Motors wanted a hot display—actually a hot-wheels display–to showcase the world premier of its all–new Chevrolet Camaro at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, February 11 through February 20, 2011.
Working closely together, Chicago Metal Rolled Products and Chicago Scenic Studios—in the course of just one week–fabricated a twenty-foot-tall, orange, hot-wheels track scaled to the full-size convertible at . . . → Read More: GM Hot Wheels: Aluminum Plate Rolling for the Chicago Auto Show
Lean manufacturing has been successfully employed by OEMs to reduce costs, improve productivity and reduce response time. But in many cases, these OEMs are producing the same parts, often on dedicated machines. A steel bending job shop, however, is often producing small lots or parts for a non-repeating project—perhaps a prototype or component parts for a . . . → Read More: Can lean manufacturing help in a steel bending job shop?
AESS is an acronym for architecturally exposed structural steel. AESS is exposed to regular view by pedestrians or occupants of a building. Because it is clearly visible AESS is subject to closer tolerances than standard structural steel that is hidden from view.
I have been seeing more and more drawings requiring structural steel bending with architecturally exposed structural steel. . . . → Read More: What does AESS really mean when applied to structural steel tube bending?