Steel Angle Fact Sheet
Steel angles are the bread and butter of steel fabrication – generally the most basic type of roll-formed steel out there. A steel angle can be implemented in a plethora of ways and are ubiquitous in construction and design. You will commonly find steel angles in framing, brackets, and reinforcements in a number of different industries. They can generally be cut to size and therefore are extremely versatile.
Equal and unequal are the two major types of steel angle:
Steel angles are fashioned by using a single flat steel section and bending it, generally at a 90 degree angle with both legs the same size. See below for a rundown of the different steel angle types:
Equal steel angles have 2 axis’ that are the same length, hence their name. They are the most common types of steel section and can be made to a variety of specs and cut to any size, making them extremely versatile. Their sizing is represented by side A x side B x thickness.
Unequal steel angles are also right angled however they have different sized axis’ making them L-shaped. This kind of section is much stronger (up to 20%) with much higher strength to weight ratios. Their sizing is represented by side A x side B x thickness.
Angled section are used in fabrications for residential construction, infrastructure, mining and transport.
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