Benders and Rollers, companies specializing in section bending for the construction market, will be supporting the efforts of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) to promote the use of steel in construction on Steel Day, September 23, 2011.
Lectures, shop tours, and other activities will be taking place all across North America, and Benders and Rollers will be giving demonstrations, presentations, and networking with structural steel fabricators, engineers, architects, and general contractors.
For example, Chicago Metal Rolled Products will be bringing its steel sculpture to Chicago’s Steel Day at the State of Illinois Building. The sculpture is comprised of a wide flange beam 6 inches tall and weighing 16 pounds per foot rolled into a “C” shape against the strong axis (x-x axis or the hard way). Viewers always marvel at the very tight 14 inch radius, an example of minimum radius bending. They ask if the beam was bent with heat. In fact, it was bent cold and shows no distortion. Another beam is also bent the hard way into something like an omega shape.
Steel Day is billed as the industry’s largest educational and networking event and returns now for a third successive year. As AISC says, “There’s always a solution in steel.”