Industrial Metal Bending Old and New Structures
Industrial metal bending finds its use in the formation of pipes and tubes. There are numerous techniques for busbar machine, which support cold and heating processes. There are also many kinds of tube benders that can be used to bend all kinds of metals, no matter how small or big. This can be done manually or using industrial machines for factories.
By the process of metal bending, metals of various shapes, materials and sizes can be bent into different shapes. The metal to be bent is placed on a set of tools and held in its place using hold- downs. The ram, the upper half of the press, is kept in its position and then pushed against the required metal to change its shape to the desired one. There are some structures today that use metal tubes and pipes that have been bent by industrial bending machines. Some of these structures are:
Empire State building:
The steel frame of this structure has two beams at each level, one inboard beam for supporting its concrete floor and its live loads, one outboard beam for its exterior wall masonry. Its key stone is supported indirectly by an outer spandrel beam of steel. The brick masonry anchors to the steel columns with steel rod anchors, and its limestone anchors to the brick masonry with the flat iron bars. The steel beams used have been coated with a mixture of vermiculite and plaster to keep them from heat and corrosion.
Located in Toronto, Canada, this is one of the tallest free standing buildings today. It was constructed in order to support a television antenna and does not deal much with human occupation besides an observation deck and a restaurant. It is so high that even the strongest of winds seem to have no effect on it at all. The rigid steel skeleton supports the weight of the tower and the outer walls are just hung.
There are also other industrial metal bending structures present in today’s era. These structures provide height and stability and are comparatively easier to handle than those that do not use metal bending techniques. The metal provides rigidity and flexibility and reduces the overall weight of the building, allowing for tall skyscrapers and huge structures