Off-axis bending is a process that takes a material, bends it out of square, and then introduces a radius to it. Ordinarily, this type of bending would take place only on a single plane, and off-axis bending presents a unique set of difficulties, since non-round materials can easily experience deformation during the bending process.
Commonly used for roofs and domes, off-axis bending can provide shapes bent from angles, bars, beams, channels and tubes, as well as plate and sheet metal. Industrial funnels, transitions and stacks are other common uses for conical steel bending.
Because of the difficulty involved in multi-axis bending, specialized tools are needed for a company to correctly bend metal to specification. Deformation can be a real problem for inexperienced companies, and it’s a good idea for you to ask a company for distortion estimates in order to be sure that the final product will meet all of your requirements.
A-1 Roll has a 25,000 square foot facility that contains the advanced machinery and tooling that is needed to successfully complete this complex process. Our team has over 30 years of experience in the metal bending industry, so you can be sure that they fully understand the process and how it affects the different materials available.
We’re capable of working with any material you need, whether it’s brass, steel, aluminum or any other alloy, and we can work with the smallest or largest pieces required by your project. Our added services such as punching, welding, grinding and beveling will let us provide you with the skills needed to get the exact piece for your construction project.
To see how A-1 Roll can help you with your needs, contact our friendly and expert team today at 586.783.6677.