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Beam is widely used throughout the construction industry when supporting heavy loads is required.
It has a much larger horizontal span than it does width or depth. Beams are distinguished by the profile, length, and material they are made of. Metal beams are sometimes referred to ‘I’ beams due to the resemblance of a capital ‘I’.
Beam is available in two variations. The Wide Flange Beam, which is also commonly referred to as H Beam are more common and have non-tapered flanges. The larger profile gives the beam enhanced horizontal strength making it more suitable for buildings, bridges, platforms and trailers.
The American Standard Beam has tapered flanges which is designed for applications where the force of the load in more concentrated on the flanges. This type is more commonly used for cranes. hoists, and machine bases.
Beam is available in the following metal types:
- Mild Steel
Beam can be purchased online and at any Metal Supermarkets location. It can be cut to your exact specifications.
Select from one of the available metal types below to get started with your order. Or contact your closest store for assistance with metal sourcing.