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With projects increasing in complexity and size, customers complete raw material tractability has become the norm in the industry. Although there has been a recent increase in this type of request from customers, complete material traceability is not something new. Read more…

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When describing cross sectional distortion of cold-formed steel members the term fluidity can from time to time be observed. This might rattle most people’s logic, as steel is a well-known solid. It is not that structural steel exists both in Read more…

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When we are talking about metal bending a camber denotes a curve in the vertical plane (hardway bending) and a sweep denotes a curve in the horizontal plane (easyway bending).  Pertaining to steel structures (beams, Channels, Tees, Rails, Angles, and Read more…

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Much of the bending/rolling process for curving structural steel can be understood by looking at the material’s mechanical properties by way of its stress strain behavior. Steel has 3 main mechanical properties: elastic, plastic & tensile. By looking at steel’s Read more…

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Section modulus is a term that not many people are familiar with, but this term is something that bending and rolling companies deal with on a daily basis. Section modulus is a geometric property for a given cross-section used in Read more…

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The progression of metal bending technology over the last century has allowed manufacturing companies to push the boundaries of curving steel to a new high. The bending process has advanced from basic press bending to innovative induction bending. The options Read more…

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To determine if a steel section can be curved you need to first determine its section modulus and then see if you have the correct bending equipment. Section modulus is the direct measure of the strength of the steel. Bending Read more…

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Most metals are commonly found in the polycrystalline form. Polycrystalline materials are solids that are comprised of many differing crystallites, which are also commonly referred to as the metal’s grain. These grains vary in size and in orientation but are Read more…

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There are several variables to take into account when estimating labor for curved steel projects.  Machines for rolling can vary in design, but a standard machine often works off of a three roll process.  Since architects and engineers may incorporate Read more…

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Curved structural steel often needs to be cut. On the other hand, many times the customer asks that the ends of a curved section be uncut, left as they are, even, at times with some unusable material on the ends. Read more…

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