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Beams are utilized in everyday applications such as building support and transportation construction.  We carry beam in the following metal types:

METALSHAPE BEAM 6

Beam Defined

Metal beams are superior load bearing supports that are widely used in the construction industry. Often placed as support beams in commercial or residential buildings, beams can also be used in trolley ways, hoists, bridges, machine bases, and a variety of other applications. Depending on the metal type chosen, there is an assortment of beam shapes and sizes available to choose from including I-Beam and Wide Flange. We supply top-quality metal beams for construction projects in aluminum and hot-rolled.

 
Beam Metal Types

Aluminum

GRADES OF ALUMINUM

O'Neal Steel's extensive inventory of aluminum products are offered in the following grades:

• 3003
• 5052
• 6061
• 6063

Learn more about the aluminum shapes and grades we supply here.

PROPERTIES OF ALUMINUM

The high strength to weight ratio of aluminum, coupled with its corrosion resistance make it a great material for truck and trailer manufacturers or marine applications. In addition, aluminum has ideal electrical and thermal conductivities, and is heat resistant, making it an ideal choice for power transmission equipment manufacturers.

Aluminum can be easily formed and machined, and accepts a wide variety of surface finishes, although in most applications it needs no protective coating.

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Hot Rolled

HOT ROLLED STEEL VS. COLD-FINISHED STEEL

There are many differences between hot rolled and cold-finished steel. The first is the process. Hot rolled steel goes through one high heat treatment process, while cold-finished steel requires further processing. After cooling to room temperature, cold-finished steel is then rolled again. This additional treatment process results in a stronger metal that can be used for more precise applications or projects that require a smoother aesthetic appearance. Compared to cold-finished steel, hot rolled steel surfaces are rougher. Hot rolled steel is typically used in applications where precise shapes and tolerances are not critical.

HOT ROLLED GRADES WE CARRY

• 1008/20
• 1018
• 1020/26
• 1045
• 4140/42
• A1011
• A36
• A500
• A513
• A572
• A992
• AR235

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