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Blog posts of '2018' 'June'

Custom 12" x 8" HSS Spiral Stringer for Spiral Staircase in Utah

We recently spiral bent tube steel 12" X 8" X .625" WALL A500 GR B Spiral the Easy way to a 173” radius for a customer spiral staircase located in Utah. Square and rectangular tubing is also known as HSS (hollow structural steel). Albina has the ability to bend both square and rectangular tubing. Fo...

Spiral Rolled Plate for Spiral Staircase in Multi-Million Dollar Luxury Home on Green Street in San Francisco, CA.

We recently spiral rolled 1/2" and 1" plate for a custom spiral staircase in a multi-million dollar luxury home on Green Street in San Francisco, California. We provided the rolled plate for the staircase and then flat plane rolled the plate for the landings. The tightest radius was a 29.75” center ...

Curved Steel Pipe Used for Airplane Landing Gear
Albina Co., Inc. recently completed bending 27 pieces of 1¼" OD X .156" WALL 4130 bent on a 4” radius. We were able to hold the threaded tangent dimension during the bending process. The curved steel pipe will be used for "nose landing gear" on small planes. curved steel pipe for nose landing gear for small planes ...
Curved Tube Steel for BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Berkeley
Curved Tube Steel for BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Berkeley

The downtown BART Berkeley (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station is conveniently located close to the University of California campus and to many shops, restaurants, theaters and other attractions, and has valet bike parking. Albina has been involved in several BART projects over the years and this is ju...

Curved Steel Spiral Staircase for the New American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas
Curved Steel Spiral Staircase for the New American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas

Albina recently used our induction heating process to spiral bend Tube Steel 16" X 16" X .625" WALL A500 GR B bent down to a an 18 foot radius for the new American Airlines headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The 1.7 million-square-foot complex, dubbed the “Trinity complex,” consists of constructing ...

Stainless Steel Pipe Bending of Small Parts for Manufacturing Application
Stainless Steel Pipe Bending of Small Parts for Manufacturing Application

We recently completed a very difficult job in which we bent 3" OD X .065" WALL T304 Stainless Steel POLISHED, 2½" OD X .065" WALL T304 Stainless Steel POLISHED, and 1/2" OD X .065" WALL T304 Stainless Steel Polished for a manufacturing customer. The really tight bends in the picture below are elbows...

Curved Pipe for Oak Harbor Wind Sculpture in Bellingham, Washington
Curved Pipe for Oak Harbor Wind Sculpture in Bellingham, Washington

We partnered with Architectural Elements, a specialty metals fabrication shop in Bellingham, Washington to create this wind sculpture for the city of Oak Harbor. Albina bent 3½" SCH40 A53B ERW WHEELED- 10 lengths x 42 feet for the project. The sculpture was designed by Architectural Elements design ...