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Steel Angle

Steel Angles are the most basic type of roll-formed steel. They are formed by bending a single angle in a piece of steel. Angle Steel is ‘L’ shaped; the most common type of Steel Angles are at a 90-degree angle. The legs of the “L” can be equal or unequal in length. Steel angles are used for various purposes in several industries. Framing is one of the most common uses for steel angles, but steel angles are also used for brackets, trim, reinforcements, and many other uses. The larger the steel angle, the more weight and stress it can bear.

As steel angles are mainly used for providing structural support, the ideal composition is a low alloy yet high-strength steel with better ductility and toughness. The different uses of steel angles can vary from bridge ways, warehouses, equipment manufacturing, support frames, shelves, or even utility carts. Combined with the inherent properties of low-alloy steel, these angle bars have been a reliable assembly part or construction material, depending on the use. Read on to learn more. Common uses of steel angles include:

  • Bridge ways: The strong supporting structure of bridge ways is made possible by steel angles. The trusses and girders that support these bridges must be strong and not easily bent. The angle bars help with this.
  • Equipment manufacturing: Steel angles are often used to fabricate equipment. They are joined together to form the powerful beams needed for manufacturing equipment. These beams must be strong to hold the heavy machines.
  • Frames: Steel bars are used for structural framing. This is because of the convenience of cutting, making it easier to create the desired shapes for all your framing needs.