Category: Beam Bending


In my last blog dated November 13th, I had said that I would discuss a few recent projects that utilized “big beams” rolled the hard way (x-x axis) as the main structural element(s) in the building design.  As you may Read more…


In the structural engineering world, camber is known as having a slight arc or bend induced in a beam. Positive camber is when there is a hump in the center of the beam, with its shape resembling a frown. Typically, Read more…


Bender/rollers are often asked the question, “Do you curve big beams?”, or “What is the largest beam you can curve?”  The bender/roller will respond with a few questions of his own, “What size beam is it?”, “Is the beam rolled Read more…


In recent years, the film industry has seen a steady rise in the popularity of superhero movies.  This week, one of the most popular superheroes returns to Chicago to film his latest movie.  When film makers wanted to frame the Read more…


The summer months are typically the time of year when many families go on vacation. Vacations are a time to unwind, relax, and enjoy time away from work, spending time with family and friends.  Vacations may be spent at home, Read more…


Often steel fabricators will contact a bender/roller for their curved steel needs.  There are times when the steel fabricator requires curved or bent steel based on the architect’s design.  They have detailed their shop drawings based on the architect’s design Read more…


Pegasus is the horse from Greek mythology, usually rendered as white, which has both wings to fly and divine powers.  Not a bad name for a facility at the Gulfstream Park [horse] Racing Association in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The owners Read more…


A common question from those who are not familiar with the operation of a section bender (also called an angle roll, a pyramid roll, or a 3-roll bender) is how many passes (rollings back and forth) does it take to Read more…


In any conversation about curving steel beams there are certain topics that are likely to be discussed:  the section to be rolled, the material grade, the orientation of the curved section, the radius including specifying where it is measured from Read more…


Curved wide flanged beams welcome visitors to Springfield, Massachusetts.  Anyone visiting this New England town will drive under W36x182 beams rolled hardway to a 92ft 2in wide inside radius.  Two pieces each with 35ft of arc were spliced to make Read more…

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