Also called "elevation and plan view curve" or "camber and sweep" or "hard way and easy way," compound bends are commonly used in canopies, arched roofs on curved steel buildings, and domes. The steel bending of many shapes including angle, tube, beam, bar, channel, sheet and plate can be formed into compound curves that are true and plumb.
With years of steel bending expertise, Chicago Metal Rolled Products can create compound curves from the lightest to the heaviest steel sections of structural steel, sheet and plate. Call us with your specific requirements.
In addition to forming compound bends, other forming, drilling, punching, welding, or cutting operations can be done to the sections either before or after the bending operations.
Chicago Metal created a compound bend of a beam to support a curved steel roof above a curved steel façade for Ohio National Guard Medical Training Dining Hall in Springfield, OH. The company also created a helical ellipse for the Milwaukee School of Engineering Student Center.
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