A monolithic glass-ceramic lined steel elbow with 900-bend angle was fabricated using a self-propagating high-temperature synthesis gravitational-thermite process (SHS G-T process). The manufacture principle and some technologies were introduced. Experiment results showed that the inner surface of the composite elbow was smooth and there were no visible cracks and pores in it. The coating layer was symmetry and was of ~ 2.5 mm thick. It consisted of two zones (glass-like zone, columnar zone) and that there existed three phases (Al2O3, glass and Fe particles) in both of the two zones. However, the Al2O3 grains were different evidently in the two zones. XRD results showed that there was no hercynite phase in the coating layer.