Category: Plate Rolling


Steel plate rolls–whether they have two or three bottom rolls–all have a top roll. The top roll can be sized to roll plate into cylinders or cylinder segments to radii close to the diameter of the top roll.  However, relatively Read more…


The construction of steel tanks for the storage of hazardous materials must be done carefully.  The tanks’ seams are often considered to be a potential point of failure.  For structural reasons, therefore, tank construction with as few seams as possible Read more…


Bollards are usually a post or other metal or concrete structure that helps define a physical space–think of the posts put up at key buildings after 9/11. But bollards date back to ancient Rome where they served as road markers. Read more…


The underground mining/boring industry has always employed some of the most creative, hands-on workers.  One entrepreneur in Missouri used a rolled and welded plate cylinder as the base ring for a 36″ diameter drill bit for underground directional boring.  Welding Read more…


Designers, detailers, and fabricators commonly debate the correct formula for a blank length of bent plates.  A trial run is always good practice when forming on a press brake because metals stretch so differently on different setups. This confusion does Read more…


A common application for curved stainless steel sheet and plate is in the brewing process.  And craft beer is one of the fastest growing segments in the beverage industry.  In 2011, the industry experienced 13% growth; in 2012, 15%. To Read more…


Most curving of steel discussed on this blog is done on section benders or plate rolls. But curving steel plate through the use of a press brake with radius dies is also done. As the ram presses the steel plate Read more…


Rolled steel shapes, whether used in construction or as component parts of equipment, are often welded together to form rings and cylinders.  Different metal fabricators perform different types of welding depending on their expertise and their customers’ requirements. For example, Read more…


Steel cones have many uses:  as ornamental iron components, as funnels, as chutes, and as transitions in metal ductwork to name just a few. Steel plate is formed into cones primarily by either rolling the plate in a plate roll Read more…


Equipment manufacturers often purchase rolled steel sections–angles, bars, beams, tees, pipe and tube–that are formed to a specified radius by companies that specialize in curving metal. Especially when developing new curved parts, the process usually takes the form of an Read more…

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