Steel section bending has probably been done one way or another since steel members were first produced. Today’s modern, section bending involves sophisticated hydraulic rolls to create accurate, attractive and structurally sound curved steel. But what about that material that is fed into the bending machines? How were the standards we have today for steel sections . . . → Read More: Steel Section Bending – Some History on the Development of Steel Standards
Stainless steel is naturally resistant to corrosion and requires low maintenance. It cleans thoroughly and easily making it an ideal hygienic choice for both home and public use. Stainless steel ensures quality and adds aesthetic value to any function by maintaining its strength at both high and low temperatures. The chromium content of stainless steel allows . . . → Read More: Bending Stainless Steel Tubing for Safety
In the recession of the early ‘80s I remember hearing how a major manufacturer of railcars in Chicago, due to a lack of demand for their product, had begun seeking work as a contract manufacturer or job shop. They had all the fabricating equipment to make railcars—steel bending equipment, punch presses, welders, jigs, fixtures, etc.–as well . . . → Read More: Bending Steel in a Recession
Chicago Metal Rolled Products Company has been bending steel since 1908, but only in the past 20 years for sports arenas.
We’ve joined the tidal wave sweeping across the country as more MLB and NFL stadiums have been built in the past 20 years than at any previous time in history. 25 of the 30 major league . . . → Read More: Structural Steel Bending for Sports Stadiums
Over the years, blacksmiths, engineers and fabricators have searched for innovative ways to safely secure and install a round, sheet metal stovepipe to a fire box, then continue the piping on through the roof or exterior wall of a structure to form a functional exhaust system.
No doubt many solutions were found, but nothing succeeded like rolled . . . → Read More: Rolled Angle Rings: Versatile and Efficient
Metal tubing is a very versatile product. Curved, bent or straight, it is often used in any number of applications. Think of your bent shower curtain rod, wavy neighborhood bike stand, curved front-loader “bucket arms” or tubular arches used as structural supports for bridges. Metal tubing is virtually everywhere!
For an untrained eye, any steel tube that . . . → Read More: Tube Bending and Curving