The requirement: Helically bending 5″ Schedule40 pipe with both variable pitch and variable radius.
The application: a sculpture commissioned for the FireKeepers Casino.
When FireKeepers Casino announced that they would add an onsite hotel, making their already luxurious gambling facility into a casino/hotel resort, they turned to Hotel|Casino|Resort design specialists, Thalden, Boyd & Emery Architects. Thalden, Boyd & . . . → Read More: Brightening the Entrance of FireKeepers Casino Hotel with Helical Pipe Bending
The process of Rotary Draw Bending allows for pipe or tube to be curved to tight radii with minimal distortion. This is a process most commonly used in bends on piping or tubing for the process piping industry. The most common radii specified in designs are 1D, 2D, & 3D which describe the radius of the . . . → Read More: Rotary Draw Bending of Pipe or Tube with Substituted Design Radii
Within industry, when one thinks about bending aluminum for process piping, one usually thinks of bending round tubing or pipe most often through rotary draw bending. A pipe or round tube is formed around a die which matches the outside diameter of the pipe and the desired radius. Pipe bends up to 180 degrees can be . . . → Read More: Aluminum Bending for Process Piping
Stainless steel metal sculptor Mike Helbing – like many artists before him – turned to a company that specializes in the bending of pipes to curve 1 1/2″, 2″ and 3″ schedule 40 stainless steel pipe to create a beautiful wave. This is a dry sculpture for now, but it will eventually become a flowing fountain. The wave . . . → Read More: Curving Stainless Steel Pipe to Make Waves in the Art Community
Loyola University of Chicago has a new building going up called the Center for Sustainable Urban Living. The bending of pipes 5-inch and 8-inch in diameter to various radiuses from 250ft to 12ft was used to help create the shape of the greenhouse.. The resulting structure forms a truss for a glass curtain wall designed to . . . → Read More: Steel Pipe Bending for a “Green” Greenhouse
An exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) about – and developed by – Studio Gang Architects (SGA) in conjunction with the AIC has just opened last Sunday, September 24, 2012 and will be on display in the new Modern Wing until Sunday, February 24, 2013.
The exhibit not only investigates the work of celebrated architect . . . → Read More: Curved Pipe and Nylon Cord: Complex Simplicity by Studio Gang Architects
Although companies that specialize in bending and rolling steel pipe do not design playground equipment, they often provide component parts. Some playground manufacturers bend pipe for their products in house, but many turn to a Bender/Roller because they have the expertise to produce the parts with high quality, quick delivery and high value.
A key aspect of . . . → Read More: Designing in Safety for Playground Equipment: Bending and Rolling Pipe
Curved structural steel including pipe, often exposed, is increasingly being used in construction of a wide variety of structures. There are many ways to connect intersecting curved pipe. Here are three ways to connect the pipe: one for a curtain wall for an arena, one for a band shell, and one for a trellis for a . . . → Read More: Different Ways to Connect Intersecting Curved Pipe
The Actual outside diameter (OD) of a pipe is larger than its name: Nominal (nominal means “in name only” from Middle English nominalle meaning “of nouns). Use the table to the right to cross reference the Actual OD (outside diameter) of the pipe to the Nominal Pipe Size. For pipes larger than 12″, the Actual OD . . . → Read More: How to Check the Diameter of a Metal Pipe
The problems associated with Rotoform bending of steel pipe have caused major corporations to establish policies which forbid its use.
A multi-national conglomerate, major producer of bulk liquid storage tanks with 16,000 employees is at the forefront of this policy.
In a recent publication the company stated that “the use of “Rotoforming or equal is prohibited for bending . . . → Read More: The Dangers of Rotoform Bending of Steel Pipe