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Wimbledon centre court

14

Jul

British champions of sport and metal fabrication share Wimbledon’s Centre Court

While the weather was rosy over Wimbledon as British hopeful Andy Murray clinched his second Wimbledon Men's title; visitors to centre court have Barnshaws Section Benders to thank if the unpredictable British weather reverts to type. The famous retractable roof on centre court benefits from 10 roof trusses which the Tividale based company fabricated and precision curved, ensuring sports fans get to enjoy world class tennis – whatever the weather.

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Mersey Gateway Bridge pylons

30

Jun

Curved beams help to raise new Mersey Gateway Bridge pylons

The project to build a new bridge across the River Mersey is well underway, with work already started at the sites for the three main bridge pylons. In order to have a safe environment in which to build the foundations, engineers have constructed a series of cofferdams with the help of Barnshaws metal benders, which has supplied nearly 400 tonnes of curved, heavy section steel for Bolton – based contractor, SPI Appleton Limited.

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Wear resistant steel plate provides reliable protection against the most abrasive of loads due to its high quality

06

May

Press formed wear resistant steel plate makes the optimal selection for tipping trailer bodies

Press formed wear resistant steel trailer bodies offer the perfect solution to mine and quarry operators – or for any haulage application requiring wear protection. Wear resistant steel plate provides reliable protection against the most abrasive of loads due to its high quality, low level of impurities, increased impact resistance and weight savings. Matthew Pritchard, Group Project Manager at Barnshaws Section Benders, explains the challenges, benefits and options available when working with wear resistant steels for transporting abrasive media.

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Precision curved aluminium profiles from Barnshaws can improve the efficiency and aestehtics of artic trucks.

21

Apr

Visit Barnshaws at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2016

Barnshaws Section Benders will be exhibiting at this year's Commercial Vehicle Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on 26th-28th April, showcasing how precision curved metal solutions for transport applications can reduce running costs for operators. Visitors to the show will be able to meet the Barnshaws team in hall 3A, stand 3B87.

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ArcelorMittal Orbit helter-skelter

05

Apr

Barnshaws enables visitors to ride new ArcelorMittal Orbit helter-skelter

One of the defining structures of the London 2012 Olympics, the ArcelorMittal Orbit reaches 115 metres into the London skyline around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Designed by Sir Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, the famous landmark is now incorporating a 584 ft long helter-skelter to provide visitors with a unique view of the capital's landmarks. Set to be the world's largest tunnel slide, riders will be able to reach the heights of the structure thanks to the metal bending expertise of Barnshaws Section Benders Scottish Division.

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