Steel plates come in a huge array of styles, finishes, grades, thicknesses and can be cut to many different sizes, used for a huge array of applications. These applications range from structural and construction to even having military usage. Here are some of the most common types used in metal fabrication.
There are two main types of plate steel, mild and checkered:
Mild steel is a flat plate of smooth metal. Thicknesses vary from as little as 3mm to 25mm. Mild steel is ubiquitous in construction and infrastructure.
Steel checker plate, also known as floor plate, are flat plates of metal with collections of square indents for gripping and aesthetic purposes. When you think of steel, you likely picture a steel checker plate. As their name suggests, they are used in flooring. Thicknesses vary from 3mm to 12mm.
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