Category: Curved Steel Costs


Purchasing material from a single rolling at a steel mill allows your bender/roller to provide a more consistent and uniform product.  Different mills produce steel that, while the same size and shape, may be produced in a different fashion.  Even Read more…

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In many cases, steel bending can minimize welding and reduce material waste on a component part for an OEM (original equipment manufacturer). For example, an OEM was designing a gear cover for pumps. The component part was a 1 x Read more…

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Steel bending is often subcontracted to companies that specialize in providing curved steel sections sometimes called “rolling houses.”  The question arises, which party should supply the steel—the customer or the rolling house?  There are several factors to consider. Where can Read more…

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I have frequently lectured and written about structural steel bending for architects, engineers and structural steel fabricators as well as for undergraduate and graduate school engineering students. In the dialogue that followed the presentations, I have been asked a number Read more…

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Structural beam bending is often done for the purpose of cambering. (Camber is the amount of deflection provided in the opposite direction of loadings.) An excellent article in Modern Steel Construction, $ave More Money (March 2008), states that “the minimum Read more…

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Whenever I talk to architects and engineers about bending beams, bending pipes, or any other steel section bending, three questions usually come up: Is it structurally sound? Is it too expensive? And Is it readily available to meet a demanding Read more…

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