Category: Bending


Many artists like creating work out of curved steel because of the originality and functionality of the final product. Taking a simple piece of straight material and yielding it to a point, yet preserving its structural properties, greatly expands an Read more…


Hollow structural steel (HSS) is becoming more and more common in structural designs. According to AISC, HSS now accounts for about 18 percent of the structural steel market. HSS has become more popular recently because of aesthetics and its superior Read more…


We often receive inquiries from customers on the technical aspects of our metal bending services. The most common question is “can you bend this?” and generally the answer is going to be positive. There are many different machines today that 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…


Chicago is buzzing with exciting news, and it’s not just the Cubs winning the World Series! Yoko Ono, the world-renowned artist, songwriter, and peace activist, recently unveiled her first permanent public art installation in North America – and it is Read more…


Just a few months ago we rolled a couple rectangular steel tubes and several square steel tubes for a decorative facade at the FMA’s new office complex. Since most of the tubes were exposed, the main concern was a distortion Read more…


The steel bending business is heating up this summer at Chicago Metal Rolled Products.  In an effort to continue supplying exceptional quality steel bending services to our customers with a strong focus on diversity of bending capabilities, we have expanded Read more…


Earth Day was just last week and what better way to celebrate than talking about environmentally-friendly building. Steel is nearly 100% recyclable and according to AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction), steel has the highest recycling rate of any building Read more…


A few weeks ago, a few of us headed to South Carolina to represent Chicago Metal Rolled at NOMMA’s Annual METALfab event. NOMMA, the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association, is the trade association for the ornamental and miscellaneous metalworking Read more…


Baseballs won’t be the only thing curving this spring at Wrigley Field. This season when Kris Bryant crushes a deep ball into the second level of left field at Wrigley the cameras will see a new beautifully curved fence.

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