Category: Circular Staircases


Early in January 2017, a company from Puerto Rico gave us a call to talk about the aluminum stair stringers for their helical staircase. The company was planning to make a helical staircase for ‘Birth of a New World’, a 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…


Helical rolling, also known as pitched rolling or sloped rolling is one of the more complex processes that bender/roller companies might incorporate into their rolling services. Helical rolling is typically used for curved stair stringers, curved hand rails and helical 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…


Discussed in a previous blog from last year, an Ohio state park committee was seeking curved steel 20×4 tube stringers for a monumental outdoor stairway.  The problem the committee ran into was that the size tubing the design team had Read more…


Many companies are finding new uses for the helical bending of steel pipe or tubes.  Pipe and tubing can be extremely functional in applications which need a helical curve, though rolling pipe helically presents several challenges. Perhaps the most common Read more…


A state park committee in Logan, Ohio, had a vision of a monumental tube-steel, circular stair way with an intermediate platform for viewing one of their many spectacular waterfalls. They wanted to use self-weathering steel for its aesthetic and sustainable Read more…


Steel circular stairs (sometimes called “spiral stairs”) commonly incorporate “stringers,” structural members that support the treads, side walls (if any), and handrails.  These stair stringers can be made of plate, channel, beam and tube (round, square and rectangular).  These steel Read more…


Curved steel companies may receive the same requests for quotations, but their actual products may not be of the same quality. When purchasing straight steel, you largely know what to expect.  There are standardized specifications and tolerances that steel mills Read more…


Although on a smaller scale than the devastation caused by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, in Greensburg, Kansas, on May 4, 2007, a tornado destroyed the Big Well Museum and Gift Shop as well as the nearby water tower.  No Read more…

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