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Stainless Steel Bending

Stainless Steel Bending Capabilities

At Chicago Metal Rolled Products (CMRP) we use a variety of stainless steel bending methods to fabricate our products. We offer in-house stainless steel rolling capabilities through the following methods:

  • Large-radius bent stainless steel is rolled on a section bender (also known as a profile bender or angle roller).
  • Curved stainless steel requiring tight radii is rolled on a rotary-draw bender through a technique called mandrel bending.
  • Rolled stainless steel tube or pipe requiring a bend with minimal deformation in wall thickness or ovality would be rolled using the induction bending process.
  • Helical spiral bending can be performed on any stainless steel section using a CNC 4 roll bender.

Request a quote on stainless steel rolling for your project. Contact CMRP to learn more.

Bent Stainless Steel Material Considerations

When working with stainless steel, there are many finish options available. Starting with the standard 2B mill-finish and ranging all the way to a pristine mirrored finish. All in all, there are over 50 varieties of stainless steel grades available for use. All stainless steel grades contain a minimum of 10.5% chromium. Additional chromium and other elements may be added to improve corrosion and/or heat resistance, or to enhance or improve mechanical properties and fabricating characteristics.

As a principal factor, Chicago Metal Rolled Products takes into consideration the composition of the alloy, material thickness, required bend radius and bend angle when calculating the bending force necessary to avoid a “springback” of the bent stainless steel to its original shape.

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Curved Stainless Steel Applications

Stainless steel rolling is frequently used for handrails, bollards, ladders, staircases, and sculptures. Lately, stainless steel bending has begun to replace concrete in structural designs, including swimming pools. Specialized vessels, such as fermentation tanks for wine making and craft beers, as well as pharmaceutical and food grade applications, often utilize curved stainless steel tubing as a ducting system to convey fluids.

Rolled Stainless Steel Value-Added Services

Chicago Metal Rolled Products has spent decades perfecting the art and craft of stainless steel rolling. This has become a value-added service for customers seeking stainless steel with a polished finish. It is far easier, faster, and more cost efficient to have the material polished prior to the stainless steel bending process, while it is still straight.

Using our extensive experience and proprietary tooling, we produce curved parts through our stainless steel rolling process with little to no scratching, carbon-transfer, or carbon contamination, thus reducing the amount of fabrication time needed after the stainless steel bending process has been completed. Typically only minor touch-up work is necessary.

Our in-house machine shop is equipped to cut, drill, bevel, punch, and weld any segment through our stainless steel rolling services, either before or after bending. Many customers request our machined-bevel weld prep on curved cylinders that have undergone our stainless steel rolling services. This process enhances the efficiency of their welding operation and minimizes rework expenses.

Contact CMRP your Stainless Steel Bending Service Experts

Contact us today for more information on our complete stainless steel rolling services, or request a quote for your next project.

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  • "A big thank you to your team. Your parts are receiving the most positive feedback possible. Your company has new fans here."
    Bruce E., Kansas
  • "Without CMRP able to roll these channels to my specifications, there was no way this beautiful round antenna would have ever worked. 
    Damon S., Wisconsin
  • "My customer has installed several truck loads worth of 36" x 160# WF beams you rolled and cambered for us. The quality is spot on."
    Justin J., Alabama
  • "The rolled stringers were right on the button as far as pitch and radius."
    Bob O., Illinois
  • "I really appreciate your company coming through on this order & expediting the material when you said you would.You stick by their word."
    Jason R., Missouri
  • "The last order of rings were the best that we have received from you. The flanges were all flat. Keep them coming like that."
    Lenny P., Ohio
  • "Thanks for OVER AND ABOVE EXCELLENT SERVICE.  The quality and accuracy of CMRP's work is outstanding"
    Peggy, Texas
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    Fran Z., Pennsylvania
  • "Please pass on to the workers, . . . (your) rings . . . were some of the best our fitter has seen."
    Jeff K., Illinois
  • "I want to thank CMRP for exceeding what you promised. You are ahead of schedule and the strakes are fitting great."
    Jim A., New York
  • "Your advice was a significant contribution to the project.  You provide excellent service and knowledge"
    John Z., Illinois
  • "These pipes were rolled DEAD ON. The shop guys said they had never seen a pipe come in and hit every point like that in a long long time."
    Joe C., Missouri
  • "The rolling on these rectangular tubes was absolutely perfect! Barely any adjustment needed to be made."
    Tom G., Massachusetts
  • “We just placed an order for Rolled Angle Rings & you delivered them to us within 2-1/2 days ... we are three states away.”
    Jim S., Pennsylvania
  • “I would like a quote on a spiral project. I have heard many good things about your quality and timeliness from other fabricators.”
    Ryan L., Utah
  • “The rolled beams were delivered yesterday and look very good. Thank you for great service!”
    Thomas S., Maine
  • “I’ve worked with CMRP for over 16 years and can rely on them for any size job and in any time frame. CMRP delivers every time.”
    Mindy, H., Indiana
  • “It is unbelievable how good a job you guys did rolling these beams.”
    Richard G., Canada
  • “You all helped us out greatly when no one else seemed they could. Everything worked out wonderfully!”
    Cliff P., Florida
  • “The parts are very impressive and the service was stellar. I will certainly be recommending you to anyone needing such services.”
    Randy W., Georgia
  • “We got everything we needed in a very short turnaround, I appreciate it.  We are happy to have a reliable source to turn to.”
    Russell P., Illinois
  • “Quote was great! Timely, appropriate, and frankly less money than we expected.”
    James L., New York
  • “CMRP immediately took action and shipped out my order the same day! This all happened like clockwork, allowing us to meet the deadline.”
    Margo R., Ohio
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    David P., New York
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    Will F., Indiana
  • “Your quotes are always so well organized and thorough, I trust your work.”
    Jessica, South Carolina
  • “On larger more complex rolling items, I typically only go to Chicago Metal Rolled Products for pricing due to quality.”
    Kevin H., Pennsylvania
  • “Thanks for providing the material. First two sets were laid out and fabricated. Radius was excellent!”
    Brad, Iowa
  • “We really appreciate your work on this. Amazing attention for a smaller sized job. Thank you for coming through.”
    Erik J., New York
  • “The project was AMAZING! Thank you so much for your help. I really do appreciate it. Always a pleasure doing business with you.”
    Kelly E., Iowa
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    Mark R., Maryland
  • “Thank you for your help with the project and for getting everything complete and shipped out in a such a timely fashion. You guys saved the day.”
    Ben B., Florida
  • “You guys did an amazing job on these stringers. We would NOT be having such a success story without your team's effort & patience!”
    David B., Oklahoma
  • “You gave me excellent service and help which I appreciated very much. Material was on time and right on spec.”
    Brian S., Pennsylvania
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    Dave B., North Carolina
  • “My boilermakers in the field had positive things to say about the quality and accuracy of the angles that you rolled. Thank you.”
    Walter L., New York
  • “The project is complete and our customer is very pleased. I appreciate your diligence and quality on this one.”
    Dusty A., Texas
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    Eddie C., Kansas
  • “Your rolled steel worked great! We check lengths & chord dimensions ...everything was within an 1/8".”
    Don L., Michigan
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    Roger R., Georgia
  • “Your company did a great job rolling these parts. Our fab and installation is going very well thanks to the quality of your work."
    Ronnie S., North Carolina
  • “Your company is the only one that was able to give me a quote that was right on with my specs, everyone else had to modify at least one dimension."
    Adam S., Minnesota
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    Don F., Nevada