It is more difficult to bend rectangular tube than round tube. The tighter the bend, the more difficult it is to do correctly. The same holds true for wall thickness: thinner walls are more difficult. Most commonly, rectangular tube is bent either the "hard way" (x-x axis) or the "easy way" (y-y axis). It is usually the case however, that even though more pressure is required to bend a tube the hard way, the resultant curved member is less likely to distort precisely because it is more rigid than a section curved the easy way. Easy way bending more likely will result in the inside diameter becoming somewhat concave.
The many types of beams bent by Max Weiss Company sound like they’re plucked from a bowl of alphabet soup. Our careful, meticulous processes, though, ensure that your results always spell “success.”
I-beams, so called because their shape resembles a capital “I,” are also known as S-beams or Junior Beams. Their flanges are tapered for greater strength. They are commonly used in industrial applications, and commercial and residential construction.
W-beams resemble I-beams, except for a straight non-tapered flange. Used in all steel construction markets, these beams are also known as “wide flange.”
H-beams are usually longer and heavier than I-beams, with longer flanges that resemble a capital “H.” Their webs and flanges are often the same thickness. You’ll find them in commercial and residential construction, bridges, and in heavy machinery bases.
S-beams are the same shape as I-beams, save for a sloped section on the inner part of the flange surfaces. Also known as American Standard Beams, they are predominantly used in construction.