For over more than 100 years, BendTec has earned a reputation for being one of the best in both the pipe bending and fabrication industry. But when you are planning the next big structural project, you may wonder why to choose steel bending or pipe bending over other methods of fabrication.
When it comes to metal fabrication, structural steel and pipe bending have both become more and more popular. The efficiency of the work is not the only reason. Bending is known to save money on your project over fabrication methods like cutting or welding standard fittings.
Of course, cutting costs is not the only factor to consider. BendTec’s ASME background means that we will inspect materials once we receive them. We will follow through with all documentation and traceability, meeting the AISC fabrication standards every time.
So, how do we save your project’s cost without risking its integrity? Bend Tec orders our materials from sources we trust, who undergo audits regularly. BendTec is also ISO 9001:2015 certified and follows all the requirements. Then during production, our project managers — graduate engineers — work hand in hand with the production team to make sure that your product can both be handled and installed onsite.
Work performed in the field can incur more costs. We preassemble the structures in our fabrication bays to ensure that the structure is easy to install on site. Working with the General Contractor to assure that the fabrication is being done to all the tight tolerances required on your project to be a success.
So, just what kind of induction bending can we perform? BendTec’s induction bending equipment — that solely belongs to BendTec — will bend square, rectangular, and multi-sided and custom steel shapes. This includes channels, I-beams, rails, and wide flanges.
When large diameter and heavy lengths of pipe come into play, such as in a major city’s bridge trusses, BendTec also brings our vast and many years experience with heat induction capabilities. We place an induction coil around these pipes. The coil heats the pipe between 1800- and 2,200-degrees Fahrenheit. How hot the pipe gets depends on its material type and chemistry. Once the pipe reaches the proper temperature for bending, the pipe passes through the induction coil. Thus, the bending force is applied.
Ready to save some cost without the cost of your project’s integrity? Contact us today, for a project big or small!