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Professional glossary for beam bending & beam rolling updated March 2020

Beam bending :

beam bending
Beam Bending

A metal forming process used to form metal beam to a specific degree or angle.Generally beam bending differs from beam rolling in that it is more concerned with forming the beam to a specific angle or degree, ratherthan a curve or radius.

Beam bending can sometimes be used as another word for beam rolling. Both refer to the metal forming processes in which beams areformed to a specific degree, radius or curve

Beam rolling :

beam bending
Beam rolling

– A metal forming process used to form metal beam into curves and or radiuses.

-Beam rolling may be used to form or bend metal beam into curves at specific radiuses, to form arcs and or rings.

-Beam rolling can be done with the flanges facing horizontally, which is often times referred to as beam rolling the “easy-way”.

-Beam rolling can also be done with the flanges pointed up or down, this is generally referred to as beam rolling the “hard-wayon edge”.

Beam rolling easy-way:

beam bending
Beam Bending (easy way (I-Beams))

– A metal forming process used to form metal beam into curves and or radiuses.

-Beam rolling may be used to form or bend metal beam into curves at specific radiuses, to form arcs and or rings.

-Beam rolling can be done with the flanges facing horizontally, which is often times referred to as beam rolling the “easy-way”

Beam rolling hard-way :

beam bending
Beam Bending (hard way (H-Beams))

– A metal forming process used to form metal beam into curves and or radiuses.

-Beam rolling may be used to form or bend metal beam into curves at specific radiuses, to form arcs and or rings.

-Beam rolling can be done with the flanges pointed up or down, this is generally referred to as beam rolling the “hard-wayon edge”.

Bending :

– A metal forming process used to form metal sheets and plates, as well as metal structural shapes, to a specific degree orangle.

-Bending is sometimes used as another word for rolling. Both refer to the metal forming processes in which materials such assheet metal, plates, and structural shapes are formed to a specific curve, radius, degree or angle.

-Bending of metal sheets and plates can be used to form custom shapes such as formed channels, angles, and or Z-sections.

-Bending may be used to form tubes and or pipes to specific degrees or angles.

Bend radius :

– The radius of the arc normally taken from the centerline of the rolled or bent material such as plate, flat bar, round bar,channel, beam and tube.

Bevel:

– A type of end preparation done to rolled or bent pipe and tube

Centerline radius :

– the distance, in inches, from the center of the pipe rolling or tube rolling bend to the center of the radius.