Besides bending in one radius, Kersten Middle East is specialised in bending tubes and sections in 3D. We bend 3D shapes in just one machine operation.
3D bending required advanced bending machinery, special tooling and a well trained and experienced operator. A 3D bent tube or section does not only have a radius, but also a gradient.
3D bending is applicable to:
- Tubular, Rectangular and Square hollow sections
- Flat bars
The specialists at Kersten Middle East are happy to advise you about the possibilities of 3D bending.
The 3D bending technique is used for many different applications:
Contemporary architecture is often characterized by a 3D curved design. Steel, stainless steel and aluminium can be 3D bent by the latest technology. 3D bending technology allows us to bring an artist’s vision to reality. For example for facades, cladding and art objects.
- Roller coaster tracks
Without a doubt, 3D bent parts are crucial for roller coaster tracks. Steel roller coaster tracks consist of a pair of long 3D bent steel tubes. These tubes are often supported by a larger 3D bent tube, a so called back bone.
Curved, spiral and helical stairs have a 3D bent construction and idem handrails.
Middle East references
- 3D shaped canopy - Al Noor Butterfly Pavilion, Sharjah (UAE)
- The Opus - Dubai (UAE)
- Amphitheater canopy - Mushrif Central Park (Abu Dhabi, UAE)