Category: Pipe Bending


Curving one member is difficult. Curving 20 members that rotate in close proximity to one each other – half of them twisting one way and the others spiraling in the opposite direction – presents a whole other level of complexity. Read more…


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…


This summer, the city of Chicago hosted an international celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics. The event just wrapped up on July 21, 2018. As a tribute to the Special Olympics and to mark the 50th anniversary, Read more…


Architects and sculptors are continuously coming up with new ideas to use curved steel pipe and tubes in their designs and work. Steel is a popular artistic medium because it is impactful to the viewer, seeing such a hard material Read more…


Frequently in the steel bending and fabrication industries, our work focuses on the somewhat austere nature of steel.  Even though it is curved, steel still maintains a sturdy, rigid aspect.  The solid nature of the metal is a defining characteristic Read more…


Each spring my wife and I take a short vacation in California. While there we usually spend a few days on the campus of Stanford University. While walking the campus grounds this spring, a sculpture/fountain caught my eye. We had Read more…


The 2016 NFL season recently kicked off in September. With successful baseball and hockey teams, Chicagoans are hoping that the Bears will take home a few more wins this year. While we keep our fingers crossed for the Bears this Read more…


Because of its symmetrical nature, pipe can be bent to consistent radii with no distortion, but several things need to be taken into account in order to avoid rippling. In part one of this blog post, we discussed why rippling Read more…


Rippling on the surface of a pipe is a somewhat common problem that occurs during bending operations. Learning about the reasons behind the rippling can help avoid this issue. Ripples are caused by high levels of compressive force on the Read more…


Quite frequently, companies that bend and curve structural steel products find themselves working closely with either local or nationally known artists as well as architects for typical construction projects.  There is a certain level of artistry involved in the bending Read more…

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