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  Posted on September 13, 2017 by Rod Paré | Go Back

What is Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS)?

AESS steel-bending to AESS standards & AESS standards bending

Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) is being used in building projects more than ever. As a leader in the low-deformation bending of structural steel, Advanced Bending Technologies is uniquely positioned to meet the requirements of this trend.

When structural steel is exposed to public view, it has to look good. We have developed bending techniques that effectively maintain the original condition of the metal being formed. Ripples, bumps, and other surface imperfections often associated with standard bending methods are avoided, resulting in structural members that require minimal post-bend finishing.

Because bending to AESS standards has to look good as well as be strong, it costs more to fabricate. Low-deformation AESS standard bending ensures that costly grinding and touch-up work is kept to a minimum. Advanced Bending Technologies has a well-earned reputation for bending to exacting AESS standards. It takes skill, craftsmanship, and uncompromising dedication to produce the kind of high-quality, zero-distortion bends that our customers have come to expect.

Our highly motivated and experienced team of metal bending specialists looks forward to the challenges of bending your steel to AESS standards.

Contact us if your project calls for bending to AESS standards.

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  • Bending Capabilities

    Bending capabilities for a variety of applications

    Our team is highly skilled at bending all kinds of metals in a variety of sizes and shapes. We have developed ways of bending materials thought to be "unbendable".

  • Applications

    AESS, Steel Bridges & Tunnel Arches

    We are always ready for new bending jobs, from public sculptures to water parks to unusual one-off prototypes for inventors.

  • Quality Control

    Top notch manufacturing and business processes QC

    Advanced Bending Technologies conforms to the quality standards of ISO 9001:2008 and are regularly audited by QMI-SAI Canada, a leading management systems registrar.

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Transforming Manufacturing Into a Shared Creative Experience


CONSULT. The AdvanTec Industrial experience starts with “Consult”, It’s important we get to know you first. We are committed to delivering solutions to meet customer requirements using our process of customer consultation, creative and collaborative thinking, innovative design solutions, and world class manufacturing systems. You will find an experienced, dedicated cross functional team anxious to spend time understanding your needs.

Our Process : Consult


CREATE. Clients need manufacturing partners who think creatively – partners who can meet needs in new, innovative and cost effective ways. AdvanTec Industrial takes great pride in bringing innovation into each step of its manufacturing process. Each project is led by a strong project management team comprised of experts in different areas.

Our Process : Create


DESIGN. Different by design; AdvanTec Industrial doesn’t approach projects like most others. Experience innovation in design. Continually learning how things can be done better; more cost effectively, and faster through collaboration with all our partners (customers, external expertise and internal expertise).

Our Process : Design


MANUFACTURE. Where it starts taking shape; We have pride in every step of the process. That’s our standard. Manufacturing is where it all comes together; watching solutions for our customers come to life on our manufacturing center floors

Our Process : Manufacture


DELIVER. AdvanTec Industrial doesn’t focus on delivering just a product. The deliverable for us is the promise. We’re committed to every facet of the promise we make each day to our employees, our clients, to the marketplace, and to the industry. Our promise is to provide a shared creative experience with all our stakeholders

Our Process : Deliver

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