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Pipe Bending Services

Pipe bending can be performed in a variety of ways: on three- or four- roll benders, on rotary draw benders (with or without mandrel bending), on mechanical presses and through a heat-induction process. Chicago Metal Rolled Products' pipe bending services utlilize all these methods.

Custom Pipe Bending: Radii, Sizes & Grades

Chicago Metal Rolled Products (CMRP) can roll pipe to multiple radii. Because of its symmetrical nature—and with the right machine, tooling, and method for the task—pipe can be bent to very consistent radii.

We can perform rotary draw pipe bending to radii as tight as twice the diameter of the pipe—for example, 6” OD pipe can be bent to a 12” centerline radius. Pipe bending can also be performed across two planes, like the helical pipe used for handrails and stringers on circular staircases. CMRP can also curve pipes to very large radii, a service that not all pipe bending companies can provide.

From the tightest bend to the broadest, our pipe bending processes produce little to no distortion or ovality.

We roll all sizes of pipe from 3/8” to 24”. We work with almost all grades of carbon steel pipe and aluminum pipe. We can bend full and half pipe with equal quality and precision.

Request a quote on custom pipe bending for your project. Contact us to learn more about our pipe bending services. 

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3-roll & 4-Roll Pipe Bending

CMRP can curve pipes from 1” Schedule 40 to 24” Schedule 80. We have the tooling to accommodate the following pipe sizes: 24”, 20”, 18”, 16”, 14”, 12”, and 10”, as well as every pipe size below 10”. Many pipe bending companies have the proper machinery to roll these sizes, but have not invested in the tooling required to roll these sizes, especially larger-diameter pipes.

Our pipe bending services generate minimal distortion, regardless of pipe size. However, the tighter the radius, the greater the likelihood of distortion, including ovality. We will work with you to determine the best anti-distortion solution for your custom pipe bending project.

We can produce circular bends in aluminum pipe up to 12”.

Rotary Draw Pipe Bending Method

Chicago Metal Rolled Products has multiple rotary draw pipe bending machines at our disposal, with and without mandrels, giving us the capabilities to curve pipe up to 6” Schedule 40. We will determine which rotary draw machine is right for your custom pipe bending project, based on your size, material/grade, and bend requirements.

We have the tooling available to produce a 2D pipe bend—that is, a bend with a radius of twice the diameter of the pipe. For example, we can bend 6” diameter pipe to a 12” center-line radius.

Thanks to our extensive array of tooling and dies for rotary draw pipe bending, we almost never have to charge tooling costs, and we’re able to respond immediately to your delivery requirements.

Pipe Bending Value-Added Services

To complement our pipe bending services and save you time and money on your project, CMRP offers a variety of secondary operations. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Saw cutting
  • Torch cutting
  • Plasma cutting
  • Beveling
  • Welding
  • Threading
  • Grinding
  • Polishing

 We can also provide blasting, painting, and more through local vendors.

Pipe Bending Applications

Our versatile pipe bending capabilities allow us to provide products for a wide range of industries and applications.

  • We produce a variety of process piping, such as elbows, elements for pipe trusses, canopies, and bridges, and arches of all kinds, including those used in playground equipment
  • We have provided pipe bending services for fabric architecture. This combination of two types of materials have been used successfully in the University of Phoenix Stadium, KC Live!, and various other structures
  • Curved half pipes are often welded onto storage tank walls as a “jacket” for heating or cooling
  • Aluminum pipe is often rolled for  use in displays and exhibits, and circular rolled pipe is often used for signage
  • Though it’s not actually “pipe bending”, we can also bend sheet metal and plate into cylinders to create straight pipes for pneumatic conveyors and other applications

Request a quote for your custom pipe bending project. Not sure how to properly specify the curves your project requires? Click here! Or, contact CMRP to discuss your custom requirements.

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Testimonials

  • "A big thank you to your team. Your parts are receiving the most positive feedback possible. Your company has new fans here."
    Bruce E., Kansas
  • "Without CMRP able to roll these channels to my specifications, there was no way this beautiful round antenna would have ever worked. 
    Damon S., Wisconsin
  • "My customer has installed several truck loads worth of 36" x 160# WF beams you rolled and cambered for us. The quality is spot on."
    Justin J., Alabama
  • "The rolled stringers were right on the button as far as pitch and radius."
    Bob O., Illinois
  • "I really appreciate your company coming through on this order & expediting the material when you said you would.You stick by their word."
    Jason R., Missouri
  • "The last order of rings were the best that we have received from you. The flanges were all flat. Keep them coming like that."
    Lenny P., Ohio
  • "Thanks for OVER AND ABOVE EXCELLENT SERVICE.  The quality and accuracy of CMRP's work is outstanding"
    Peggy, Texas
  • "The ring looks good! The OD is dead on. Thank you for your concerns regarding our questions and responding so quickly. I was impressed!"
    Fran Z., Pennsylvania
  • "Please pass on to the workers, . . . (your) rings . . . were some of the best our fitter has seen."
    Jeff K., Illinois
  • "I want to thank CMRP for exceeding what you promised. You are ahead of schedule and the strakes are fitting great."
    Jim A., New York
  • "Your advice was a significant contribution to the project.  You provide excellent service and knowledge"
    John Z., Illinois
  • "These pipes were rolled DEAD ON. The shop guys said they had never seen a pipe come in and hit every point like that in a long long time."
    Joe C., Missouri
  • "The rolling on these rectangular tubes was absolutely perfect! Barely any adjustment needed to be made."
    Tom G., Massachusetts
  • “We just placed an order for Rolled Angle Rings & you delivered them to us within 2-1/2 days ... we are three states away.”
    Jim S., Pennsylvania
  • “I would like a quote on a spiral project. I have heard many good things about your quality and timeliness from other fabricators.”
    Ryan L., Utah
  • “The rolled beams were delivered yesterday and look very good. Thank you for great service!”
    Thomas S., Maine
  • “I’ve worked with CMRP for over 16 years and can rely on them for any size job and in any time frame. CMRP delivers every time.”
    Mindy, H., Indiana
  • “It is unbelievable how good a job you guys did rolling these beams.”
    Richard G., Canada
  • “You all helped us out greatly when no one else seemed they could. Everything worked out wonderfully!”
    Cliff P., Florida
  • “The parts are very impressive and the service was stellar. I will certainly be recommending you to anyone needing such services.”
    Randy W., Georgia
  • “We got everything we needed in a very short turnaround, I appreciate it.  We are happy to have a reliable source to turn to.”
    Russell P., Illinois
  • “Quote was great! Timely, appropriate, and frankly less money than we expected.”
    James L., New York
  • “CMRP immediately took action and shipped out my order the same day! This all happened like clockwork, allowing us to meet the deadline.”
    Margo R., Ohio
  • “We only use CMRP for our rolling needs. We can always depend on getting a finished product that is to our expectations or better.”
    David P., New York
  • “I wish everyone could get quotes back that fast! That is why we use you, fast response to quotes and questions and great quality!”
    Will F., Indiana
  • “Your quotes are always so well organized and thorough, I trust your work.”
    Jessica, South Carolina
  • “On larger more complex rolling items, I typically only go to Chicago Metal Rolled Products for pricing due to quality.”
    Kevin H., Pennsylvania
  • “Thanks for providing the material. First two sets were laid out and fabricated. Radius was excellent!”
    Brad, Iowa
  • “We really appreciate your work on this. Amazing attention for a smaller sized job. Thank you for coming through.”
    Erik J., New York
  • “The project was AMAZING! Thank you so much for your help. I really do appreciate it. Always a pleasure doing business with you.”
    Kelly E., Iowa
  • “Your salesman provided a quick quote with an offer to explain things we should take into account. It's known you guys do the best work.”
    Mark R., Maryland
  • “Thank you for your help with the project and for getting everything complete and shipped out in a such a timely fashion. You guys saved the day.”
    Ben B., Florida
  • “You guys did an amazing job on these stringers. We would NOT be having such a success story without your team's effort & patience!”
    David B., Oklahoma
  • “You gave me excellent service and help which I appreciated very much. Material was on time and right on spec.”
    Brian S., Pennsylvania
  • “Your positive attitude is noted & CMRP reputation in the steel industry is impressive. All of our locations will contact you in the future.”
    Dave B., North Carolina
  • “My boilermakers in the field had positive things to say about the quality and accuracy of the angles that you rolled. Thank you.”
    Walter L., New York
  • “The project is complete and our customer is very pleased. I appreciate your diligence and quality on this one.”
    Dusty A., Texas
  • “CMRP has been instrumental in our ability to deliver high quality & great looking parts. Any job, big or small, CMRP has come through.”
    Eddie C., Kansas
  • “Your rolled steel worked great! We check lengths & chord dimensions ...everything was within an 1/8".”
    Don L., Michigan
  • “We received our order on time and the level of workmanship is excellent!"
    Roger R., Georgia
  • “Your company did a great job rolling these parts. Our fab and installation is going very well thanks to the quality of your work."
    Ronnie S., North Carolina
  • “Your company is the only one that was able to give me a quote that was right on with my specs, everyone else had to modify at least one dimension."
    Adam S., Minnesota
  • “Thank you for the follow through & turn around time, it greatly helps in the environment that exists today."
    Don F., Nevada
  • “This was our first experience with your company & I was very impressed with all aspects."
    Rick N., Minnesota
  • “I want all to know your hard work and efforts have not gone without appreciation."
    Lance B., Minnesota
  • “The accuracy and quality of your product put a smile on our foremans face - that is hard to come by."
    Jonathan S., New York
  • “Competitive price. Beat the schedule. No complaints from the project site."
    Lane K., Florida