To infinity and beyond as Cyprus planetarium takes shape with the help of UK metal bending specialists

The export department at Tipton based metal bending specialists, Angle Ring Company, has been busy producing a range of cold bent Rectangular Hollow Sections for the development of a new planetarium in Cyprus.

Following Brexit, there has been a renewed effort by the export team at Angle Ring to ensure the continual supply to international markets, in particular those within the EU, and this project sees the return to Cypriot territory for the international supplier.

Due for completion in the summer of 2022, Angle Ring’s part of the project is now complete and has been transported directly to Limassol Port in two container loads.

Approximately 40 tonnes of RHS have been processed at their single site production facility in the West Midlands using their ‘cold’ section bending techniques that the company have operated for over 70 years.

99 bars have been produced in total from 150x100x10mm RHS, rolled on edge/X-X Axis to 10.2m and 10.9 radius, up to 10.8m long in S355 J2H hot finished material, supplied from the customers free issue stock directly from the rolling mill.

Sam Baker, Export Manager at Angle Ring comments: “We’re thrilled to be working with a new customer in Cyprus having provided our services to other projects on the island in the past. It’s not every day we get to work on something as interesting and historic as a planetarium, and the curved structure of the building lends itself perfectly to our cold rolling technique. We can’t wait to see how our bends sit in the final build.”

Project Facts

  • Architect – Savvides Architects
  • Structural Engineer – Ada Bros Steel Industries Ltd
  • Steelwork Contractor – DTA Construction Ltd
  • Steel Bending Engineers – Angle Ring Company
  • Client – Cyprus Planetarium
  • Location – Episkopio, Nicosia, Cyprus

Angle Ring scope of work

  • Section Bending

For further information about the project, please contact Sam Baker, Export Manager at Angle Ring on 00 44 121 557 7241 or [email protected]

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