Pipe bending can be performed in a variety of ways: on three- or four- roll benders, on rotary draw benders (with or without mandrel bending), on mechanical presses and through a heat-induction process. Chicago Metal Rolled Products' pipe bending services utlilize all these methods.
Chicago Metal Rolled Products (CMRP) can roll pipe to multiple radii. Because of its symmetrical nature—and with the right machine, tooling, and method for the task—pipe can be bent to very consistent radii.
We can perform rotary draw pipe bending to radii as tight as twice the diameter of the pipe—for example, 6” OD pipe can be bent to a 12” centerline radius. Pipe bending can also be performed across two planes, like the helical pipe used for handrails and stringers on circular staircases. CMRP can also curve pipes to very large radii, a service that not all pipe bending companies can provide.
From the tightest bend to the broadest, our pipe bending processes produce little to no distortion or ovality.
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CMRP can curve pipes from 1” Schedule 40 to 24” Schedule 80. We have the tooling to accommodate the following pipe sizes: 24”, 20”, 18”, 16”, 14”, 12”, and 10”, as well as every pipe size below 10”. Many pipe bending companies have the proper machinery to roll these sizes, but have not invested in the tooling required to roll these sizes, especially larger-diameter pipes.
Our pipe bending services generate minimal distortion, regardless of pipe size. However, the tighter the radius, the greater the likelihood of distortion, including ovality. We will work with you to determine the best anti-distortion solution for your custom pipe bending project.
We can produce circular bends in aluminum pipe up to 12”.
Chicago Metal Rolled Products has multiple rotary draw pipe bending machines at our disposal, with and without mandrels, giving us the capabilities to curve pipe up to 6” Schedule 40. We will determine which rotary draw machine is right for your custom pipe bending project, based on your size, material/grade, and bend requirements.
We have the tooling available to produce a 2D pipe bend—that is, a bend with a radius of twice the diameter of the pipe. For example, we can bend 6” diameter pipe to a 12” center-line radius.
Thanks to our extensive array of tooling and dies for rotary draw pipe bending, we almost never have to charge tooling costs, and we’re able to respond immediately to your delivery requirements.
To complement our pipe bending services and save you time and money on your project, CMRP offers a variety of secondary operations. These include, but are not limited to:
We can also provide blasting, painting, and more through local vendors.
Our versatile pipe bending capabilities allow us to provide products for a wide range of industries and applications.