Author: Ken


Custom pipe bending is generally any type of pipe bends that do not conform to standard short or long radius bends in the standard bend degrees of 45deg, 90deg, and 180deg of rotation. In the pipe bending world, bend types Read more…


It was Thursday, March 29th just a day before the Easter Holiday weekend and while the phones were quiet for most of the day due to a vast majority of the industry gearing up for time away from the office; Read more…


In today’s world of complex steel fabrications, we are all governed by allowable tolerances. Tolerances are important as they ensure a clean/neat fit up and or proper clearances. This confirms that at time of assembly everything fits as how it Read more…


In the past few years the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. / Baltimore, MD has seen a growth/development boom that it hasn’t seen since the mid-nineties. Once considered one of America’s most dangerous cities, it has grown and further developed over Read more…


With projects increasing in complexity and size, customers complete raw material tractability has become the norm in the industry. Although there has been a recent increase in this type of request from customers, complete material traceability is not something new. Read more…


When describing cross sectional distortion of cold-formed steel members the term fluidity can from time to time be observed. This might rattle most people’s logic, as steel is a well-known solid. It is not that structural steel exists both in Read more…


The welded connections of rolled HSS members of differing wall thickness and radial geometry must be considered by the construction team prior to the rolling, fabricating and erecting of the HSS members. This is due to the ungoverned consequential cross-sectional Read more…


Much of the bending/rolling process for curving structural steel can be understood by looking at the material’s mechanical properties by way of its stress strain behavior. Steel has 3 main mechanical properties: elastic, plastic & tensile. By looking at steel’s Read more…


The steel roof truss is one of structural engineering’s most important and iconic elements. Made of individual members with equal counteracting tensile and compressive forces, its purpose is designed to behave as a single object which carries/supports a load over Read more…


The US Navy has 18 Ohio class nuclear powered submarines. 14 of those submarines are SSBN; ship, submersible, ballistic, nuclear; while the other 4 are SSGN; ship, submersible, guided, nuclear. These submersibles were put into commission in the 1980’s;

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