What Is Channel Bending?

Bent channel
Bent channel

Channel Bending easiest channel bending process is “flanges out.” “Flanges in” channel bending can be difficult if the flanges are relatively tall. The most difficult channel bending process is “the hard way”—indeed, all else being equal, the hard way is one of the most difficult structural shapes to bend without distortion. In checking the quality of “hard way” bent steel channel, it is critical to check that the flanges are square, that there has been no buckling of the web, and that the radius is true.

BIT Channel bending machine

Channel bending machine
Channel bending machine

BIT section bending machines provides a complete suite of channel bending services, including the ability to roll channels with flanges in or out, or bent along the x-x axis. BIT has the leading bending capability for steel and aluminum channel bending and more, excel at bending the most difficult sections to the tightest radii with no or minimal distortion. Our machine can perform steel channel bending and aluminum channel bending with equal precision.

Bent channel profiles

We can also bend channels off axis, helically, with multiple radii, and on two different planes. It has the ability to roll bend mill rolled channels in any size offered either legs in or legs out, and can roll channels the hard way in all bar sizes and up to ten inches in milled rolled sizes. Machine can bend channels with the flanges out, with the flanges in, and the hard way of the web.


Channel bending is typically performed when the aesthetic or practical demands of an industrial project require shape and angle modifications to standard manufactured channels. BIT profile bending machines is able to manipulate a wide range of metals, including aluminum, carbon steel, copper, stainless steel, titanium, and more. Our innovative techniques ensure that modified materials maintain their field performance expectations in the most demanding environments.

Channels are often used as stiffeners on curved sheet or plate, as component parts of machinery, as cradles for tanks, and as trays to hold electrical wiring.

For construction, Channel bending have provided bent steel channel for curved lintels, roof supports, and canopies.

Section bending methods of metal profiles.

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