Bending Stainless Steel Profiles

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Stainless steel bending is a functional, aesthetic way to complete many metal design tasks. Bending is often preferable to welded or mechanical connections, as when a seamless design is required, or there is concern about the crevices created by mechanical joints. Crevices can be particularly problematic for the food and pharmaceutical industries since they may introduce contamination.

A variety of methods can be used for bending stainless steel tubing. If the bend has a large radius, the tubing can be curved with profile bending machine (also called section benders, profile benders, or angle rolls.)

Further reading:10 Things Everyone Should Know About Curved Steel


Bending Stainless Steel Channel
Bending Stainless Steel Channel

Stainless steels come in a variety of grades with unique benefits, Section bending machine can bend stainless steel tubes, pipes, beams, bars, angles, channels, and other specialized shapes for:

Food & pharmaceutical processing

Medical & hospital industries

Vessels & storage tanks

Marine industry

Subsea & offshore equipment


Construction materials & architectural accents

Railings & roofing supports

Commercial lighting

Boilers & HVAC


Aerospace products

Safety & security industries

Advantages of Stainless Steel for Bending

The mechanical properties and features of stainless steel vary by grade.

BIT series profile bending machine can adaptably bend steel to a large or tight radius. Because of its strength and work hardening rate, stainless steel bending requires more robust, high-powered equipment and tooling than carbon steel bending.

While stainless steel may cost more than other material options on the front end, its strength and durability lend proven value over the course of its lifecycle. Further benefits of stainless steel for bending include:

Corrosion & rust immunity

Extreme temperature resistance

Impact resistance

Attractive, modern appearance

Hygienic for food & medical use

Range of diameters & wall sizes

Flexible fabrication & machinability

Recyclability & sustainability

Value over the lifecycle

Versatility (pliable or strong, depending upon the grade)

Further reading:Stainless Steel Pipe Sizes