Author: Steve


The ceremonial end of summer, Labor Day, has come and gone, which means the kickoff to the American football season is upon us.  The excitement of the weekly battles between football rivals has been a long awaited treat.  Earlier this Read more…


Some services of a bender/roller are becoming mixed with functions that are more common with fabricators.  One specialty function that is particularly important is the use of press-brake combined with rolling of steel plate in order to make specialized shapes.  Read more…


There is an old adage that says, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While that may be good advice for many things, it isn’t the type of wisdom that leads to innovation, especially in modern building design.  If you Read more…


It is often said that imitation is the highest form of flattery.  However, Anish Kapoor, the renowned Indian-British artist behind the world famous sculpture ‘Cloud Gate’ does not feel that way.  The ‘Cloud Gate’ sculpture has become an iconic fixture Read more…


Here in Chicago, and throughout the country, the craft beer industry has seen massive growth over the past decade in particular.  In 2014, for the first time, small and medium-sized breweries rose to 11% of the beer produced in the Read more…


In honor of the 4th of July holiday celebrating American independence, I decided to take a look at one, if not the best, example symbolizing the spirit of this national holiday.  The Statue of Liberty is a national monument known Read more…


Quite often, companies specializing in the rolling of helical stair stringers see designs for projects which push the boundaries or physical capabilities of the machines.  The reasons for this are varied.  In some cases, the difficulties began back at the Read more…


The installation of curved roofing designs has been increasing lately for many reasons.  Curved roofs are aesthetically pleasing, as well as serving to benefit architectural design in a practical way.  With the increasing demand for alternative energy sources, many are Read more…


Here’s a quick lesson that will take you back to your days of high school algebra, and may help in estimating material needed for helically rolled projects. The curved arc length of a helical item, used for a number of Read more…


The National Museum of the United States Air Force houses many rare aircraft which hold both historical and technological importance.  As well, a great deal of memorabilia which highlights the history of aviation can be found there.  It has origins Read more…

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