Category: Bending


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.


Did you know, the number of electric cars on the roads today in the US is closing in on half a million?  More and more drivers around the country have bought in on clean energy and have switched to plug-in Read more…


Custom spiral staircases are something gives a unique “twist” to any structure.  Spiral staircases are not only used to give an aesthetically pleasing look for decorative staircases but also for practical space conserving designs. Although there are turnkey bought off Read more…


When you see ornamental steel, you might assume that it is cast iron.  In many cases, this would be true.   However, with the skills and technology available today rolling and bending steel to get the desired look of a curved Read more…


The continuous advancement in Induction bending technology has led to major changes in the bending world.  For certain situations or applications of bent and curved steel induction bending is either preferred or required compared to cold forming processes.  The cold Read more…


From a mechanical standpoint, metal bending and rolling machinery is pretty straightforward.  The piece you are trying to bend, is placed between curved rollers which put the desired shape on the piece under pressure.  While many bending and rolling companies Read more…


Square and rectangular hollow structural sections (commonly abbreviated as HSS), are crafted the same way as pipe and tube. The manufacturing process starts with a flat steel plate that is slowly formed into a round or rectangular shape.


Tees are not a typical steel section that mills produce.  Almost all steel tees have to be created by splitting I-beams. Mills typically generate Tees up to 2.5” X 4.6 lbs/ft but once they become larger than that they have Read more…


Curving or rolling aluminum can be a little bit more difficult than curving or rolling normal carbon steel. If the operator is not familiar with the tendencies of aluminum, the material can crack or become deformed. Although there are many Read more…

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