A channel is a reliable metal shape to add reinforcement and support.   We carry channel in the following metal types:

Channel Defined

Made from a U-shaped channel with radius corners to provide more support, channel shapes are often used in building projects that require additional strength. Channels are also used in a broad range of industries including raceways, machinery, enclosures, and more. The shape is available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, along with several different metal types.

 
Channel Metal Types

Aluminum

Aluminum is one of the most versatile materials available for engineering and construction purposes. Although it is light-weight, aluminum still boasts great strength and corrosion resistance. Aluminum products, such as tube or sheet, can be easily formed and machined, making it a simple metal type to work with. It’s commonly used in creating aircrafts, tanks, housing structures, and more. Beneficial aluminum properties include low mass, thermal and electrical conductivity, and high reflectivity.

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Hot Rolled

Hot rolled steel is created by rolling steel at a high temperature that lends it to being easily shaped and formed. The mills that produce hot rolled are very efficient, consistently flattening the product into large rolls, which leads to lower costs for O’Neal Steel customers. Hot rolled steel is typically used in situations where precise shapes or tolerances are not required. It’s commonly utilized by the farming, construction, automotive, and mining industries.

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Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a modern alloy that was developed in the early 1900’s. Its high strength, hardness, and workability makes stainless steel a useful metal type for a wide variety of uses.

O’Neal Steel offers three different grades of stainless steel: austenitic, ferritic, and martensitic. Each grade of stainless offers varying special properties including high corrosion resistance, special finishes, and extreme toughness. Stainless steel is a low cost material, making it a great metal type for a plethora of projects, and it is easily recycled.

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